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Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Dallas, Sep 23, 2003.

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    Dallas Guest

    ....then I have successfully converted to LINUX Red Hat 9!!!!

    Phew!
     
    Dallas, Sep 23, 2003
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    Vlad Dracul Guest

    Then something must have gone wrong, because I couldn't read you
    message.......

    VVlad
     
    Vlad Dracul, Sep 23, 2003
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    Alan Browne Guest

    I assume congratualtions are in order, but I'm not really sure...
     
    Alan Browne, Sep 23, 2003
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    simon Guest

    Then one more lucky person has escaped from the chains and shackles
    that people commonly call windows.

    Though exactly what this is doing in rec.photo.equipment.35mm is beyond me ????
     
    simon, Sep 23, 2003
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    Jan Keirse Guest

    You are wrong, if he had converted to Linux From Scratch, it might be ;-) I
    think I'll stick with debian and live without the congratualations, that'll be
    easiest...
     
    Jan Keirse, Sep 23, 2003
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    Jan Keirse Guest

    You are wrong, if he had converted to Linux From Scratch, it might be ;-) I
    think I'll stick with debian and live without the congratualations, that'll be
    easiest...
     
    Jan Keirse, Sep 23, 2003
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    Jan Keirse Guest

    Oeps, sorry for the double post, my news server was giving illegal responses...
     
    Jan Keirse, Sep 23, 2003
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    Stuy Guest

    Well done, now convert to Debian or Slack :)
     
    Stuy, Sep 23, 2003
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    Scotty Guest

    Sorry, I couldn't read it.






    *** No animals were harmed during the production of this reply ***
     
    Scotty, Sep 23, 2003
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    Matt Clara Guest

    Are you sure that Debian wasn't at fault?!
    ;-)
     
    Matt Clara, Sep 23, 2003
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    Matt Clara Guest

    Will it run Adobe Photoshop? How about Macromedia Flash? ColdFusion? 3D
    Studio MAX? What about video games?
     
    Matt Clara, Sep 23, 2003
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Only if you can read this reply.
     
    Alan Browne, Sep 23, 2003
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    Dallas Guest

    Apparently there is a thing called WINE which allows you to run Windows
    applications.

    I have just been messing around with The Gimp, which seems to be a
    fairly useful graphics package, albeit slightly different to Photoshop
    w.r.t. the interface. Much of the terminology is the same (thankfully).

    Look, put it this way, I will continue to use XP for things like
    Photoshop and FrontPage, but when I am connected to the internet, I
    think Linux is a much safer bet. I made this decision after the MSBLAST
    debacle.

    Ironically Bill and Melinda Gates are in my neck of the woods today...
     
    Dallas, Sep 23, 2003
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    simon Guest

    Will it run Adobe Photoshop? How about Macromedia Flash? ColdFusion? 3D Studio MAX
    Linux won't run Adobe Photoshop, but it will run Gimp..... which is free and just as good as photoshop
    for about 99.999% of all people.

    Macromedia flash is useless crap, it is only used by people who have nothing usefull or interesting to put
    on there homepage..... ditto for Cold Fusion.

    3D Studio Max is an great product, I have for a short time worked as a 3d graphics artist and can't argue
    with that fact that 3D Studio Max is great.... but for all but a very small handfull of people (not counting
    the loosers who have illegal copies of Max) it is way out of most peoples budget.


    ? What about video games?
    1) Well you could just buy a playstation and run Linux in that..... problem solved.
    2) you could download tons of free games of the internet
    by this I don't mean using Kazaa, gnapster, warez..... legally free stuff there is
    loads of it :)
    3) you could realise that you spend way too much time infront of the computer and
    do something completely different like...... photography :)
     
    simon, Sep 23, 2003
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    Lewis Lang Guest

    Lewis Lang, Sep 23, 2003
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    Colyn Guest

    Sorry you must have failed. I don't see anything..
     
    Colyn, Sep 23, 2003
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  17. Congratulations!! I would much rather set up a Slack or Debian box than
    have to wrestle with the M$ of the *nix community. By far the easiest
    distro to install is Mandrake if one is a tyro, and the simplest in terms
    of telling the installation what it needs to know is Slackware. Debian is
    also good in that respect.

    For sheer courage to the point of folly, one gives points to those who
    successfully set up Suse in a multi-OS environment, but I guess a RH9
    install wins in terms of difficulty.

    Bill Tallman
     
    William D. Tallman, Sep 24, 2003
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    Matt Clara Guest

    nothing usefull or interesting to put
    I've been making Web pages for 7 years now. I run the Michigan Department
    of Agriculture's Website, and I'm here to say, your opinion is way out in
    left field.
    http://makeashorterlink.com/?D27612DF5
    and here's one in progress
    http://12.245.226.47
    Do you even know what ColdFusion does? You can add integrated database
    content to your homepage (or any page) with ColdFusion. Of course, there's
    nothing interesting in anyone's database, anywhere in the world.
    :)
    graphics artist and can't argue
    small handfull of people (not counting
    I think you mean "losers", like losers who can't spell simple words. :)
    Frankly, if you aren't using MAX for animations, it sucks for graphics,
    unless you're going to put down another 5 grand on Mental Ray.

    You want LightWave.
    :)
    You didn't answer the question. Bottom line is, unix/linux doesn't support
    any of the major software suites out there today. As such, it's only useful
    to ego geeks who want to be cool because they don't comb their hair the way
    everyone else does.
    Oh, and it's useful for servers. Is that what you do, support servers?
    Didn't think so.
    :)
     
    Matt Clara, Sep 24, 2003
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    mike II Guest

    Dallas wrote:

    Good stuff. Now it's time to check out up2date for free upgrades..

    I now format the drive so that the /home partition is a separate entity
    from / That way I get to keep all my personal stuff if I try some other
    distribution and have to format / Making a /store partition for
    downloads and saves is a good idea too.

    An online security scan for all computers is available here
    http://grc.com/x/ne.dll?rh1dkyd2

    A firewall is in order. I use Firestarter and Guarddog
    Junk mail checking/deleting is done by kshowmail or, preferably, mailfilter.

    This posting is five times 35mm long (photo equipment reference)

    mike

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    ..let the cat out to reply..
     
    mike II, Sep 24, 2003
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    Dallas Guest

    For me the hardest part of the set up was the partitioning. I am
    *totally* green when it comes to Unix so getting used to the file
    structure has been an interesting journey (thus far).

    Other bits I have been struggling with are setting up hardware. I can
    dial up using the USB modem once, then I have to reboot to get it to
    work a second time. For the life of me I cannot understand why that
    would be.

    I am now looking to get my second monitor to work (I have a dual monitor
    graphics card), as well as my TV card. Should be fun!

    And as for all you buggers who couldn't read my post, it must be yet
    another WINDOZE virus!! :)
     
    Dallas, Sep 24, 2003
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