Is This Group comp.os.linux.advocacy a joke?

Is This Group comp.os.linux.advocacy a joke?

Post by peterw » Fri, 04 Feb 2005 07:14:43


On Wed, 02 Feb 2005 21:40:05 -0500, Richard Edom


I think it is unreasonable to expect a 486 or old Pentium to run the
likes of Mandrake 10.1 with KDE and all bells and whistles.

However they would be OK for servers, firewalls, routers etc where you
do not need a GUI (X) interface and where a limited number of
processes are needed only.
 
 
 

Is This Group comp.os.linux.advocacy a joke?

Post by Richard Ed » Fri, 04 Feb 2005 11:40:05

I use Linux as well as OSX and WIndows XP as well and quite frankly I
don't have any of the experiences to tell like the people in this group.
I mean Fedora works but it has not ben easy trying to make it work with
all my hardware, my printer, an HP in particular.
Don't even ask about my iPOD or scanner.
USB devices, semi success.


I tried Linux on a 533mhz system with 384mg RAM and it ran like shit.
I see people posting messages saying they are burning cd's and viewing
videos at the same time without any impact and I have to wonder about the
sincerity of these posts because nobody at my Linux user group can do any
of this stuff and they make jokes about COLA.

Is this group indeed 100 percent full of shit?
A noob wants to know because my experiences with Linux and the experiences
of others I talk to in no way match what I see here.
I'm not saying people here are lying, but honestly, I have not met a
person who can do what some people claim they can do with way underpowered
machines.


Dick Edom

 
 
 

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Post by Thor » Fri, 04 Feb 2005 12:30:10


Or a complete liar, I run FC2 on a 233 with 132M ram, I use the kde gui as
you can see from my post. It runs at least as fast as win98 on the same
machine. I was dual booting for a while but don't anymore so it was very
easy to compare. Linux takes longer to boot up than 98 but that is the only
difference adn who has to reboot linux anyway apart from installing a new
kernel. The only way you could get it to run like shit on a machine like
that is by using a live cd and something like a single or quad speed cdrom
drive, or load it up to the hilt with running applications.
 
 
 

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Post by 7 » Fri, 04 Feb 2005 12:30:47


Well I'm a newbie and I have it working on far less
and far more successfully than you. Does this mean
you are a total nym shifting windope? Yes.
You need to try some more GNU/Linux liveCDs
and get down to learning.
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
And then you need to keep repeating these magical
incantations...

1. A BSOD a day keeps windopes happy and gay
2. You won't pay because you're not gay
3. Developers developer developers!
 
 
 

Is This Group comp.os.linux.advocacy a joke?

Post by Flores Isl » Fri, 04 Feb 2005 13:39:25


I'm beginning to think the bozos who reside in Cola are on amphetamines.
That's why they're under the impression that their Linux computers are
fast.

Here on Flores Island, Linux is as slow as pouring ketchup from a new
bottle. I've seen Linux 2.4 grind to a halt on a 2GHZ PC just by loading a
4172K web page in Firefox.

--
Come to Flores Island. And bring hemp as we have a shortage.
 
 
 

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Post by TAB » Fri, 04 Feb 2005 13:46:24

You got a browser running.
But since you don't know much else,
you don't really use linux.
 
 
 

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Post by TAB » Fri, 04 Feb 2005 13:50:27

Are you kidding me. The people in this group claim it runs on 64K with
a swap, burns cd on the fly while watching internet tv. Of course,
they have never looked at the Menu, or I am finding do not know a lot.
But they just run their mouths.
 
 
 

Is This Group comp.os.linux.advocacy a joke?

Post by TAB » Fri, 04 Feb 2005 13:51:25

Yeah, but idiots can learn.
You are a genuine moron, and they
will always be stupid.
 
 
 

Is This Group comp.os.linux.advocacy a joke?

Post by TCS » Fri, 04 Feb 2005 14:04:48


Can anybody translate this into english?
 
 
 

Is This Group comp.os.linux.advocacy a joke?

Post by A Nenginee » Fri, 04 Feb 2005 14:56:53


They're not. These things are independent of the OS used; they simply
take a lot of hardware resources.

These people are simply shilling to try to make a point. They think that
if they make such outrageous claims they will attain Linux "nirvana" I
guess.

COLA is rather a joke, but it's entertaining when you're stuck in front
of the 'puter all day.
 
 
 

Is This Group comp.os.linux.advocacy a joke?

Post by Ralp » Fri, 04 Feb 2005 15:06:05


Yes, we have lots of trolls here making false claims about Linux.


I agree. The trolls claims about how bad Linux just can not be believed.


I can do a great deal with an underpowered machine, because I KNOW WHAT I AM
DOING. I doubt you will find many, if any, people claiming that running X
on a low powered computers is a good idea. However, the GUI is NOT NEEDED
in Linux. Without the GUI and with some care taken as to what services are
run, a low powered computer can serve many functions.
 
 
 

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Post by Ralp » Fri, 04 Feb 2005 15:07:39


Show one person that has made such a claim.
 
 
 

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Post by Ralp » Fri, 04 Feb 2005 15:12:28


And the proof? Well as a WINDOWS network server Linux is 2.5X faster.

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Of course, if Windows is so fast, why isn't being used on the worlds fastest
comptures? Linux runs 4 of the worlds tob 5 fastest computers.
 
 
 

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Post by Kier » Fri, 04 Feb 2005 20:04:34


If you can't get an HP printer working, there must be something wrong.
They're mostly reliable under Linux. But then, Fedora is perhaps not the
best distro for a new user.


Depends on the scanner. Mines working now, just fine.


Which devices might they be? flash drives and zip drives you should
certainly have no problems with. Things like USB modems can be a little
more tricky, I've heard.


I'm writing this post form a 650 P3, with only 256MB RAM, and it runs
quite nicely, though I'll admit video performance isn't creat. But then, I
haven't tuned it at all, and it has no burner.


Nope. But it does get more than its fair share of liars who want to
discredit Linux and Linux users, for whatever reasons (I frankly find them
hard to understand, unless they somehow feel threatened by Linux). You
just have to know how to spot bullshit.


Everyone's experiences are different.


Well, I've never seen it with my own eyes, nor done it myself, but that
doesn't mean it can't be done. you just need to know how. Many of the
posters here are highly experienced and skilful.

--
Kier