Operating Systems other than Windows


#1

I have been using computers since the DOS time. I've used all OS's from Microsoft (except Vsita). But I've never used any other OS's available out there. I am happily using XP currently.For a few days now I've been thinking to switch my operating system just for the sake of change. I can't install Vista on my PC( P4 1.7 GHZ, 384MB SDR Ram).I shall be grateful if you guys Recommend an operating system suitable for me.


#2

i think ubuntu will be very good for you. its a linux operating system and it will work on your pc. ruhaan is a huge fan of linux and i think he will also tell you to use ubuntu for start.

one more thing, although i m not using windows from DOS era but i've been using windows for 10 years now and it is gonna very hard to adopt new operating system. it didn't work for me so i switched back to windows, but you can try ubuntu yourself its definitely eye candy as compared to windows (xp)

edit:::: u can order your cd here (thats what i did) http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu

its totally free, or if you have good internet connection you can download it.


#3

Yup, Ubuntu is the one to try for first timers. Then after you are familiar with Linux, you can try SuSe or some other.

See http://www.wiredpakistan.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=1458 for tips or questions, and also visit:

http://ubuntuforums.org/

http://ubuntuguide.org/

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Beginners/Guide

Best of luck and have fun


#4

Thanx Guys I'm Downloading UBUNTU right now. Should Complete in a few hours. But before installing it I want to know some other things. First: Will I Be able to run Microsoft office and other Microsoft products on UBUNTU? Second: Does it it support the games because I could not find any game who's system requirements refer to UBUNTU.


#5

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Thanx Guys I’m Downloading UBUNTU right now. Should Complete in a few hours. But before installing it I want to know some other things. First: Will I Be able to run Microsoft office and other Microsoft products on UBUNTU? Second: Does it it support the games because I could not find any game who’s system requirements refer to UBUNTU.
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yes u will be able to with the use of a software called WINE

read this article to better understand

http://www.geekishblog.com/2008/07/use-utorrent-and-many-other-windows-application-in-linux/

and the answer to ur second is also yes u can run windows games throught the use of WINE


#6

Not all programs of microsoft will run in linux, but i think microdost word will run in that format, in terms for games, i dont think so.. because linux has is own format. But i assure you ubunto will be great for you. God bless


#7

^ the linux's inbuilt/default word processor and office utilities are very powerful full an good


#8

^ I assume you are talking about OpenOffice. If yes, then it kicks microsoft office into kingdom-stinking-softwares land!


#9

Better to start from Linux Live cd, like Ubuntu Live, Fedora Live.

I have found another very good live cd, called KNOPPIX, freely available at http://knopper.net/knoppix-mirrors/index-en.html


#10

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Not all programs of microsoft will run in linux, but i think microdost word will run in that format, in terms for games, i dont think so… because linux has is own format. But i assure you ubunto will be great for you. God bless
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i m a gamer i play games on linux via WINE 98%of them work great


#11

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^ I assume you are talking about OpenOffice. If yes, then it kicks microsoft office into kingdom-stinking-softwares land!
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Do explain your statement.


#12

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Do explain your statement.

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even though i m a linux fan i can easily say someone new to word processors wud find word much easier

though feature wise i think Open Office is much better


#13

Last I read a comparison, Microsoft Office came out to be the clear winner especially when you really got into the nitty gritty of spreadsheets and other word processing tasks. I have used both and have found MS office to be better and easier to use for office productivity tasks. The only nitpick I have regarding Microsoft Office is lack of support of Open Standards and the whole ISO debacle for Microsoft's own Open Standards.


#14

I have LINUX Red Hat 9...But I found little bit difficulty in using it as I am a beginner with Linux..So I thought that I should have some tutorials on net about using LINUX...

I want to ask that

In order to understand UNIX,one must have complete knowledge of LINUX?????


#15

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i think ubuntu will be very good for you. its a linux operating system and it will work on your pc. ruhaan is a huge fan of linux and i think he will also tell you to use ubuntu for start.

one more thing, although i m not using windows from DOS era but i’ve been using windows for 10 years now and it is gonna very hard to adopt new operating system. it didn’t work for me so i switched back to windows, but you can try ubuntu yourself its definitely eye candy as compared to windows (xp)

edit:::: u can order your cd here (thats what i did) http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu

its totally free, or if you have good internet connection you can download it.

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I have made a request too!!

good opportunity…

If u know some other sites like this,let me know!!!:expressionless:


#16

to anyone who want to start using linux i recommend ubuntu becuase it is easier to use than many other os and when you learn a bit your can go to other distro


#17

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Do explain your statement.

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:D I don’t think I need to explain it as it was a personal view/choice statement intended as a compliment to sk90y’s statement. I’ve spent my fair share of time with Microsoft Office and I really liked it for a long time. But then I used OpenOffice (Mainly Writer) at the same time when MS Office started to bug me beyond my patience, and I started loving OpenOffice for many reasons. And I didn’t use either one of them for too advanced features.


#18

^ Oh, so it was just an opinion and not necessarily fact. Ok.


#19

wat u guys think about Mac OS? I have learnt that it can be installed on Intel machines now thru some hack. I am very fond of Mac OS. It looks very superb and stable i think.


#20

^ Sure it LOOKS nice but have you actually used it? Simple tasks can be really frustrating to do on Mac OS, and I wouldn't switch from Windows to Mac OS.