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Old 14. Aug 2013, 01:00 AM   #21 (permalink)
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If you're preferring Debian, you might want to give this one a try.

http://www.kwheezy.com/en/

So far I haven't got round to running this myself but I will do as soon as I can find some time.
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Old 14. Aug 2013, 02:25 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Ok, i'm an intermediate windows XP user. I hate Microsucks. I use portable programs as much as possible, so i don't have to re-install them when i have to re-install XP. I stuck with XP because i could never get Win7 to do what i want and most of my games (yes even DS from Microsoft) don't work on Win7.
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I've reinstalled XP from scratch (clean installs) over a dozen times in the last year. Windows is always unstable, usually not "that" unstable, but still. I think my slipstreamed XP SP3 CD might have bugs so i am going to make one, this one came from my brother.
It's unlikely to be the CD if you've followed the Microsoft's troubleshooting procedures.

I'm interested in why XP is not stable.
What sort of errors and problems are you getting?
What is your system, e.g. brand and model?
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It's unlikely to be the CD if you've followed the Microsoft's troubleshooting procedures.

I'm interested in why XP is not stable.
What sort of errors and problems are you getting?
What is your system, e.g. brand and model?
Unexpected restarts (bsod) when using SIW Portable is the latest problem. I usually don't re-install XP until i can't use it anymore.
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Old 14. Aug 2013, 04:54 PM   #24 (permalink)
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If you're preferring Debian, you might want to give this one a try.

http://www.kwheezy.com/en/

So far I haven't got round to running this myself but I will do as soon as I can find some time.
Thank you, but i'm leaning more toward the lighter DE. I am currently trying Wheezy LXDE in VirtualBox.

I want to play windows games in linux and my PC is a bit old so i want the DE to take as little resources as possible.


btw, why is there Remastersys in the "best" software for linux, when it's no longer available? Can't be the best is no one can use it. Any other software that can do a live custom dvd?
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Unexpected restarts (bsod) when using SIW Portable is the latest problem. I usually don't re-install XP until i can't use it anymore.
I was thinking of something more mundane like problems with email, office, browser, etc.

Topala SIW, which I use, does that even on stable systems. Like other system utilities it is inspecting memory and other hardware in ways that most programs don't and is much more likely to crash.
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I was thinking of something more mundane like problems with email, office, browser, etc.

Topala SIW, which I use, does that even on stable systems. Like other system utilities it is inspecting memory and other hardware in ways that most programs don't and is much more likely to crash.
Well, "stable" is a relative term when it comes to windows or even any microsucks software.

I still remember when i used a commodore 64 and that was all i had to do, use it. No trying to make it work. A program just worked or it didn't and when it didn't it was because the floppy was damaged or had gotten too close to a magnet.

Then we got a 386 and i started fighting with computers. Dos, win 3, win95, win98, winXP and now finally Linux, my latest attempt at trying to make a computer do what it should, just work.
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btw, why is there Remastersys in the "best" software for linux, when it's no longer available? Can't be the best is no one can use it.
Thanks Paxmilitaris for the feedback. I've now removed it from the list of Best Free Software for Linux as the developer has no more supported this software according to this page: http://remastersys.com/
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Thanks Paxmilitaris for the feedback. I've now removed it from the list of Best Free Software for Linux as the developer has no more supported this software according to this page: http://remastersys.com/
Not a lot of software for Linux here. No reviewers, no users, no time or simply too complicated?
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If you're preferring Debian, you might want to give this one a try.

http://www.kwheezy.com/en/

So far I haven't got round to running this myself but I will do as soon as I can find some time.
Did manage a quick look via a live session. Kwheezy is very stable and everything I tried worked out of the box. HP users will be especially pleased with the extra goodies installed although for some this will be overkill with the download approaching 4G. Still, for those who want Debian with everything switched on, this is worth a look as is the latest version of Zeven OS Neptune which is also based on Wheezy.

http://www.zevenos.com/allgemein/nep...-is-ready.html
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Installed virtualbox and tried Wheezy Lxde, but then XP crashed, so i re-installed it, it crashed, so re-re-installed it, it crashed so i tried to re-re-re-install it, but i couldn't boot after the file copy, so i tried fixing using a Debian live Wheezy Lxde on a usb key (had to go use a friend's computer to get it), but i couldn't so i just formated the drive in ext4 and installed Debian Wheezy Lxde from a full cd.
When i couldn't set my resolution using the lxde monitor settings and was told on there channel that it is a known bug, i decided to install Xfce and that is what i am using right now. So far so good, still have problems with the resolution not staying at what i set it, but that's probably because of the "free" Nvidia driver. I started reading the documentation, as the Debian Support channel is not completely newbie friendly.

If linux users want windows users to make the switch, they should make it easier to start really using linux. I know Ubuntu is easier, but only if you use it like most people use windows, meaning whitout knowing what the ... they are doing. I know just enough of linux to know i don't know nearly enough. Today, the first time i started my computer, the wifi didn't connect and all i could do was reboot and hope. Lucky for me the second time it did connect.

What's a good gui firewall for Debian Wheezy Xfce?
While i was trying Lxde on virtual box, i tried Gufw or some such that is recommended here, but it's set to only show on Unity (bad ubuntu).

Is it possible for WinXP to access an EXT4 partition reliably and whitout any chances of damaging it? If yes, how?

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