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  1. For me it would be Mepis followed by Kubuntu.
  2. I agree that it could have been worded a bit better.
  3. Fellow Linux users, make it known that you only support printer companies that support Linux. Sign the petition and make your voice heard. http://www.petitiononline.com/YALB1975/ This is the gist of the petition: "Dear Printer Manufacturers, We, the Undersigned, are sick of your unprofessional attitude toward the users of the Linux operating system. You often state that you do not support Linux because "At this time, the low user base of Linux does not merit the expense of developing our software to fit those needs." This petition sets to correct your gross miscalculation. After viewing the numbers of users that have signed this petition, perhaps you might want to reconsider. We would like you, the manufacturer; to reacquaint yourselves to the fact that WE are the consumers...therefore, WE dictate the rise and fall of the market. WE push a product or pull it. The ball is in our court. Let this petition serve as a notification and warning...you can show your intention at bringing resolution to this matter by releasing drivers for Linux or open sourcing your current stock of drivers...or you can ignore it and paint a target on yourselves for a Linux wide boycott of your products."
  4. Here, it's not cheaper to build one than buy a brand pc, unless you're building a low-end system. After you buy the parts and pay for shipping, it isn't much cheaper, if any.
  5. There is no difference. They are the same thing. There used to be two different versions called Simply Mepis and Pro Mepis. Pro Mepis was done away with to have work shifted to Simply Mepis, which is usually just referred to Mepis for short. I don't know why you guys keep bashing it so much. I use it and like it a lot. It's still debian, no matter how you try to cut it. It's not either unstable, testing, or stable. It depends on which repos you choose to use. I'm a former Mandrake user. In fact, that's how I got started with Linux. I moved on to something else because it worked better for me hardware wise, but I'm not bashing Mandrake for it. Although I will admit the website looks a bit drab and could really use some work, but the people there are friendly and I've learned a lot there.
  6. I'm not really sure what all the fuss is about or where the problem lies, but I like Mepis. I used to use Mandrake back in the day, but then tried something debian based and just kinda got used to it. It also worked better with my wireless router/cards which is one reason I stuck with it.
  7. 3.5? I'm still running 3.3.2 stable under Mepis Linux (debian).
  8. Ipod....bah!! I have a RCA Lyra mp3 player and it works fine with Linux. Mine is only 256MB, but I only use it for working out, so that's good enough for me.
  9. Ummmmmm.....where's the article?
  10. I use: Firefox Thunderbird XMMS apt-get or Kpackage
  11. MEPIS MEPIS Linux is a desktop Linux system that is also easy to configure as a dedicated server. It is designed for both personal and business purposes. It includes cutting-edge features such as a live/installation/recovery CD, automatic hardware configuration, NTFS partition resizing, ACPI power management, WiFi support, anti-aliased TrueType fonts, a personal firewall, KDE, and much more. Visit MEPIS at: http://www.mepis.org/ Failed these criterias: Does not have one-click installable applications This doesn't make sense to me. If you click on a .deb file, Mepis automatically opens up Kpackage, to which it lets you choose whether you want to install it or test it (simulate install). So maybe that's two clicks. So what? Is it that big a deal to those guys?
  12. What's the difference between wine and win4lin? They're both programs that allow you to run Windows programs inside of Linux, correct? Is there anything more that separates the two? I've tried using wine before, but I could never get it to work.
  13. I agree. I still think Mandrake is a good distro. It just didn't like my hardware too much, so I tried another distro and it did. Choices are the great thing about Linux. If you don't like one flavor, try another. If you like that flavor, tell someone about it. If you don't like it, explain why, but with tact and without bashing it. That's how I look at it anyway. :)
  14. How do I unsubscribe from getting those auto generated Mandrake/Mandriva security update emails? I moved away from Mandrake quite a while ago, but I continue to get them. I don't know where to go or who to email to stop it.
  15. Congrats! One more user crossing over from the "dark side." LOL. Just kidding. It's always great to welcome someone to the Linux world. Our numbers are growing, slowly but surely.
  16. That's your opinion and you're entitled to it, but I moved away from Mandrake because I was new to Linux, I didn't feel it was newbie friendly, and it was difficult getting it to work with my hardware. Mepis worked right out of the box. I'm not bashing Mandrake, I'm just saying that Mepis worked better for me. As far as using "immature kernels"....what does that mean? It works fine for me. And what are these "toys for kid" you refer to? Do you even know what Mepis comes with? Are you a developer or engineer? If so, I could see why you would want to compile everything and use command-line only, but not everyone does.
  17. Who would name their product seamonkey anyway? I'd find it hard to take a product like that seriously. Yes, I realize it was a joke, but that name just sounds so stupid to me.
  18. Call me an odd ball, but I really like XMMS. It's light and simple, which is why I like it so much.
  19. I couldn't get that link to load. Why would you need to reload? Why not just change the root and user passwords? If that file reflects the changes, can't you just change the username and password in the file to gibberish?
  20. Is there a unix/linux command shell that can be installed in Windows? I prefer the Linux command shell over the DOS one and this way I can practice my commands while I'm at work. :)
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