Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 18th Jan 2004 08:19 UTC
Oracle and SUN Some of the more experienced among the readers can surely configure CUPS with Samba by editing configuration files with closed eyes. This kind of exercise is useful and fun the first few times, but it can quickly become a mundane task if it has to repeated often. Wouldn't it be nice if we had a distribution that could do it near-automatically? In other words, wouldn't it be nice if we just used Xandros? And despite our natural resistance to use GUI for any kind of configuration, could we still love Xandros? Robert Storey investigates.
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RE: Trollboy
by Telemann on Sun 18th Jan 2004 16:59 UTC

"Much better hardware support. Much better performance."

Well, you've already stated that you're a troll but it's interesting that you got the first bit nearly right. Out-the-box, Linux supports far more hardware, but availability of 3rd-party drivers is definitely stronger for Linux. Also consider that Linux supports loads more architectures than just x86 too...

Regarding your second point, that's laughable. I've just installed a modern, up-to-date Linux distro on an old P75 / 32M laptop, and with some tweaking it flies along. That's 2003 Linux. Now show me a 2003 Windows that would even install, let alone run, on such a box.

Even on my main machine, a P3 800 / 320M RAM with Slackware 9.1 and IceWM, it boots quicker, responds faster and is just generally a much, MUCH better performer than Windows XP. The latter is incredibly sluggish on all but the most powerful hardware.