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Postby coolsi » Wed Sep 01, 2004 7:40 pm

Darksun wrote:And have WolfLord's IRC patch if you are on windows 9, or even if you're not.


Ooh, Darksun is in the future! ;)
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Postby Darksun » Wed Sep 01, 2004 7:49 pm

There are more than 9 versions of windows you know

And that should be 9x, obviously
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Postby coolsi » Wed Sep 01, 2004 7:56 pm

There may be more than 9 versions of windows, but XP is version 5.1, Server 2003 may have a higher version number but Windows v9 hasn't been released yet :p
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Postby Deepsmeg » Wed Sep 01, 2004 8:50 pm

I've got a copy of Windows 6.
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Postby Iris » Thu Sep 02, 2004 5:09 am

I've got a copy of Lindows.




Oh, that's not Microsoft? Okay. (throws away CD)
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Postby Darksun » Thu Sep 02, 2004 8:54 am

I've heard Lindows isn't that good. Also, didn't they get sued by Microsoft?
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Postby ODDin » Thu Sep 02, 2004 5:52 pm

I had Lindows. But I needed to reinstall Windows 98 (that also was on that computer), and that killed Lindows...
So I never reinstalled it, now I have 98 and 2k here.

But I wasn't impressed by Lindows. It's supposed to run both Windows and Linux prorgrams, yet it turned out that it needs to have Wine (that's what it's called, right?) installed, just like any normal Linux. And seemenigly, it suffers from all the same problems. So I fail to see the advantage.
It did recognize FAT32, though (not sure how about NTFS). But it's not all that much, and I really don't know how other Linuxes deal with it (there may be some software for this, just like Wine...).


I have no idea at all about them being sued by Microsoft. I can believe that with ease, though.
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Postby edd8990 » Thu Sep 02, 2004 6:39 pm

They were sued... but I think an agreement was reached whereby they could continue trading, just under a different name. I think.
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Postby coolsi » Thu Sep 02, 2004 8:33 pm

ODDin wrote:It did recognize FAT32, though (not sure how about NTFS). But it's not all that much, and I really don't know how other Linuxes deal with it (there may be some software for this, just like Wine...).


Fat32 and NTFS support is part of the Linux kernel, so if all distros can read those filesystems...if they are compiled in.
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Postby ODDin » Thu Sep 02, 2004 8:58 pm

Oh.
Then there really are NO advantages for Lindows - because, as I said, it also needs the Wine program to run programs for Windows. And that works on other Linux OSs as well (supposed to, at any rate).
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Postby MarcusHess2 » Fri Sep 03, 2004 3:17 am

They were sued because Lindows sounds too much like Windows and it might confuse customers.

Unfortunately, they lost. Or settled out of court. Can't remember which.
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Postby Darksun » Fri Sep 03, 2004 10:11 am

I thought that FAT partitions were readable and writable from Linux, but NTFS was read-only, because there was various patents and stuff on it that meant full support couldn't be built into linux.
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Postby NeoThermic » Fri Sep 03, 2004 1:42 pm

Darksun wrote:I thought that FAT partitions were readable and writable from Linux, but NTFS was read-only, because there was various patents and stuff on it that meant full support couldn't be built into linux.


If you need to write to NTFS, use Captive NTFS.

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