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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by timothypir2
    is there a vpc like program for linux?
    vmware (commercial)

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    Linux Guru bigtomrodney's Avatar
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    Qemu is quite good now, especially if you use the kqemu kernel extension for acceleration. Bochs is good for a giigle too...

  3. #13
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    Jesus, not ANOTHER thread like this! Someone please lock (or better yet delete) this thread
    You can only be young once. But you can always be immature.

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    Down by the old oak grove

    Re: linux vers windows

    Quote Originally Posted by timothypir2
    • Instant desktop search, never seen one for Linux.
    KDE has one, Kicker then "Find Files"

    Quote Originally Posted by timothypir2
    • Ability to use the latest ati graphics cards in a Linux system is always a bummer.
    I've never had a problem, most companies (EG: VIA, S3) release Linux/UNIX drivers with the product.

    Quote Originally Posted by timothypir2
    • Windows has more games and tends (I my experience) have fewer graphics card compatibility issues than Linux.
    That's what Genesis is for.

    Quote Originally Posted by timothypir2
    • Windows has a graphical safe mode.
    Don't need it.

    Some other advantages of UNIX and Linux over Windows are:

    1: Most spyware is written for Windows

    2: The drive layout on UNIX systems, / for the first hard drive, /cdrom for the CD drive, etc... makes a great deal more sense than DOS drive letters and backslashes.

    3: Better memory management

    4: No registry

    5: Its free

    6: Less likely to crash

    7: Compatible with pretty much everything without reliance on external drivers

    8: No dancing paperclips

    9: Easy to install programs, just typ pkg_add and the name and FreeBSD will automatically download and install it, as well as any dependencies, without rebooting. Much better than Windows' convoluted, 3 hour long "Install Shield" wizards.

    10: Better support, no canned replies from unerpaid MSCEs in India telling you to "Reboot, reinstall, repeat"

    11: Full source code

    12: Better applications (XMMS, KIIIB, XINE, Dillo, IceWM, Open Office, and the 13,000 or so other prepackaged applications in the FreeBSD ports collection)

    13: Faster boot time (15 seconds as opposed to 45 seconds for WinXP on the same machine)

    14: The latest versions of FreeBSD and Linux will run fine on a 100MHz pentium with 24 MB RAM, the latest version of Windows (XP) won't.

    15: FreeBSD will run on a 100Mhz x86 as fast as a 500MHz x86 running Windows 98 (I've actually tried this).

    16: Comparable applications for Windows (Nero, Photoshop, etc) will cost you a fortune.

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    Re: linux vers windows

    Quote Originally Posted by timothypir2
    I don’t want stability or security concerns.
    Why ignore very real differences? What is the purpose of your queries?
    "If you are out to describe the truth leave elegance to the tailor."

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    Quote Originally Posted by timothypir2
    Quote Originally Posted by deek
    Windows does not allow different window managers (AFAIK).
    That stuff is just a mere skin - no window manager at all. All you can do is skin Windows; you can't replace the graphical shell. You can with Linux. There's a huge difference between a skin and a complete graphical environment.

    I have the feeling the topic starter is just looking for replacement software on his Linux box, and starts a topic 'list the differences', instead of just getting to the point... I think this can be locked too. Bit useless.
    Debian Jessie x86_64 & armhf :: LibreELEC is the solution for your Linux-based HTPC setups.

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    Linux User Krendoshazin's Avatar
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    See here for a list of software comparisons.

  9. #18
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    Some good responses have been given, but (as I am becoming increasingly notorious for doing) I see this as just another "Linux versus Windows" thread (it's even named that) and it will eventually turn into a flamewar.

    Please, folks, enough already with the Microsoft this, Microsoft that threads. The purpose of this forum is for Linux users to help other Linux users. Leave to Microsoft what is Microsoft's.
    Registered Linux user #270181

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