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Old 20. Jul 2009, 08:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Well as some of you know I have one hell of a problem finding a Linux OS that would work on my 64bit comp. I thought I had tried everything, but I hadn't. I bought the comp without an OS and I used my WinXP32 OS on it, which actually was not very stable and it was really no behaving well at all. So in desperation I have installed OpenSuse 64bit, which I had tried as a dual boot, but in desperation have installed it now as my only operating system. Its been working for a few days now and has been working very well. Only I really miss easy to use software. Linux software is always more complicated and the GUI can be none existent. For instance, creating DVD's out of Youtube films/info for my photographic club is going to be complex and I have looked at converting those downloads as well. I need a brain to do work it In Windows I clicked my mouse and hey presto. Ah well, we will see how things keep on going.

I think, and this is only my theory as I am not a computer boffin, that the XP really should not be on the 64bit and possibly there were conflicts. I just don't know, all I know is, is that Suse is now working and I have an operating system, but alas I shan't be able to work on my editorials without Windows.

I have two more things up my sleeve if Suse does not perform and is not going to be stable. But so far it has not wobbled at all.
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Old 20. Jul 2009, 09:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Atleast you have given it a try tony. I want to go Linux too, but I am not able to give it a try yet. I am sure you can do all that on Linux, which you are able to do on windows. Its just a question of having patience and finding out things, and softwares to do the job. If you hold on enough, you might be able to do it .

I am sure you will get ample help if you ask out here... from our Linux enthusiasts, who are already using Linux as their primary OS. There is lot of help out on the internet too.

Good luck .
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Old 20. Jul 2009, 09:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Linux software is always more complicated and the GUI can be none existent.
Linux is indeed complicated. I believe the command line is the strong point when using Linux. You just can't read a manual and use Linux like windows. At least my limited mentality prevents me.

Debtboy Wrote a great easy to understand command line lesson

Linux command line intro

A very well done lesson on the web can be found here

I truly believe this is the key to harnessing the power of linux. Its a process and it will take some time for me at least.

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Old 21. Jul 2009, 10:00 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I thought I was safe by stating the fact that the comp was stable for a few days. Guess what, it did its usual thing and did its weird things not loading and changing kernels with updates and many different things. Not sure what to do now, I suppose I shall just have to put my hand in my pocket and buy a 64bit windows operating system. I am too early for Win7 as I need a OS NOW. This is working by the way on a Mint Linux disk 32bit which I had. Its the only way I can gain access quickly to see my emails and web search. Not the best of ways to work and use a comp!!
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Have patience tony, and ask for help for the problems you are having on some forums. I know, Linux is not easy to work with, and also troubleshoot... specially for a person who is not at all familiar with Linux. But, once you get the hang of it... I think you will love it. Its matter of patience, and finding solutions to your problems, if you are willing . But yes, if you don't have a working spare machine, things can be quite difficult.
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Old 21. Jul 2009, 05:36 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I settled on Mint using Mint4Win (their version of Wubi). Very pleased ... Mint found my wireless connection at once as it also did with my mobile broadband 'dongle'.

I've also tried a few other distos and booting from flashdrive using guides at PenDriveLinux.
Again , really impressed!!
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Old 22. Jul 2009, 05:30 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I thought I was safe by stating the fact that the comp was stable for a few days. Guess what, it did its usual thing and did its weird things not loading and changing kernels with updates and many different things. Not sure what to do now, I suppose I shall just have to put my hand in my pocket and buy a 64bit windows operating system. I am too early for Win7 as I need a OS NOW. This is working by the way on a Mint Linux disk 32bit which I had. Its the only way I can gain access quickly to see my emails and web search. Not the best of ways to work and use a comp!!
Why not use a portable Linux instead like Puppy or Slax? Puppy saves everything you do in a separate file on your hard disk (or anywhere you want) so that all your settings and files will not be lost. You could also try their multisession live-DVD (and CD). As for Slax, I haven't tried it yet but I heard it's good.

That way, you won't have to worry about these not loading or changing kernel problems on your system. In theory, a portable and not installed on your hard disk Linux should not cause these problems.
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Look at Ubuntu run dual boot, stand alone, live CD or persistent USB stick It'll make you wonder why anybody Pays fow windows. www.ubuntu.org
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"I shan't be able to work on my editorials without Windows.
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OpenOffice just dosen't make the cut, if you have real work to do. Must be why 90+ % use Windows OS and programs for money work.
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In what ways is OpenOffice letting you down? Someone here might know the answer ...
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