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Old 18. May 2009, 04:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I am giving up my search on a Linux OS

I have been really wanting Linux to work on my 64bit comp. I have tried loads and all unsuccessful, all have been buggy or had one problem that could not be resolved. So, is Linux ready for the greater population. In my case NO. Nothing is stable or offers a system that I could say I would get rid of Windows.

I am of course talking about a 64bit, as for 32bit and reliability I did find a couple and thats MEPIS and Mandriva. Also, they have a great forum that will answer you and you won't get ignored. The worst forums have been Ubuntu and Mint as I have found if you keep having problems you get ignored. Didn't happen in Mepis, Mandriva or Sabayon, all have been very helpful.

Maybe you have a different view? But for now I shall put my Linux cap in the dustbin and wait for a while to find a new one.

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Old 18. May 2009, 11:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sorry it didnt work out for you. I agree the mepislovers forum is great dont know about mandriva.

I have used mepis for a little over a year. Its had few bugs but the latest realese of 8.0 seemed to correct those. I have an AMD semperon 64 bit processor with a fpu so its more or less single core. My window's is xpsp3. For me it allows me to enjoy a 64 bit os (IE: mepis) and I still have xp to relay on if mepis ever gives out on me.

Well you gave it try and thats allot more then some people. That download the iso and cant seem to do much more than boot into the os and then give up...hehehe (sorry) On a serious note thats the failure of linux and not the user.

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Old 22. May 2009, 09:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hey Tony don't give up

I first installed Linux 10 or 15 years ago
Red Hat 5.1 (Manhattan) what a nightmare

It took 3 days to get a modem driver, compile the source and re-compile the kernel to include the new driver. It was a nightmare, but I felt on top of the world when I fired up my lynx browser on the internet!!!

THe initial learning curve is almost vertical, but when you get familiar with it, there is nothing you can't do.
In short it's worth the struggle.

Currently using openSUSE.

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Old 23. May 2009, 07:49 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Hey Tony don't give up

I first installed Linux 10 or 15 years ago
Red Hat 5.1 (Manhattan) what a nightmare

It took 3 days to get a modem driver, compile the source and re-compile the kernel to include the new driver. It was a nightmare, but I felt on top of the world when I fired up my lynx browser on the internet!!!

THe initial learning curve is almost vertical, but when you get familiar with it, there is nothing you can't do.
In short it's worth the struggle.

Currently using openSUSE.

Good Luck Tony
It's not that Tony had difficulty with the learning curve but the thing is, he tried plenty of distros but because of his 64bit computers, not many of these distros work. I know that Tony will give Linux another try if there is a distro specially designed for 64bit computers but sadly, much of today's Linux are still for 32bit computers and those designed for 64bit computers are still not perfect.
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Old 23. May 2009, 11:43 AM   #5 (permalink)
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It's not that Tony had difficulty with the learning curve but the thing is, he tried plenty of distros but because of his 64bit computers, not many of these distros work. I know that Tony will give Linux another try if there is a distro specially designed for 64bit computers but sadly, much of today's Linux are still for 32bit computers and those designed for 64bit computers are still not perfect.
I understand, and as I haven't upgraded to 64-bit hardware yet, can't agree or disagree his his general opinion.
Keep in mind that Linux is only a kernel (which has been ported to 64-bit hardware) and each application packaged in a certain distribution is maintained individually by a different person or organization, so an unstable application shouldn't cause you to give up on Linux, just "kill" it and move on or even better report it to the organization who created it, they probably have a website. just my opinion
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Old 23. May 2009, 08:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The 64 bit mepis version I use works great. Is it because its just designed for amd64 processors?

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