Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 12th Sep 2005 14:08 UTC
Novell and Ximian The high costs of migrating from Windows XP to Windows Vista will be the catalyst that encourages more companies to seriously consider moving to desktop Linux, according to open source and networking company Novell on Monday.
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RE: time to get into gear then
by voidlogic on Mon 12th Sep 2005 15:27 UTC in reply to "time to get into gear then"
voidlogic
Member since:
2005-09-03

"Most Linux distros won't even install on recent machines There are stil problems with SATA, NTFS, sound cards, etc"

Ubuntu Linux (#1 at distrowatch) handles my Athlon 3500+ with Sata and PCI-E, dual NICs, with ease, no sound issues (I use 5.10b) I have used the live CD to recover information from from both NTFS (windows) and HFS+ (mac). Perhaps you are a little out of touch with the current state of Linux.

I help people migrate to Linux, out of my 50 or so installs, I have only had one show stoper ever.

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RE[2]: time to get into gear then
by doug on Tue 13th Sep 2005 04:54 in reply to "RE: time to get into gear then"
doug Member since:
2005-07-07

"Ubuntu Linux (#1 at distrowatch) handles my Athlon 3500+ with Sata and PCI-E, dual NICs, with ease, no sound issues (I use 5.10b) I have used the live CD to recover information from from both NTFS (windows) and HFS+ (mac). Perhaps you are a little out of touch with the current state of Linux. "

Linux works great on custom made PCs. I'm talking about mainstream pre-built computers. Ubuntu has issues installing or running on Dells and eMachines at least. So does Gentoo and even Knoppix.

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voidlogic Member since:
2005-09-03

I just installed Ubntu 5.10 beta with no problems on a eMachines laptop, a IBM thinikpad, and a two Dell Percison workstations, a newer 3.0 GHz, and a couple year old 2.4 Ghz.If you were haveing issues with 4.10 (some-what common), or 5.04 (i have never had any) you should try 5.10. It seems to be working very well for my clients. It also loaded it on a brand new powerbook, no issues.

I provide Ubuntu support to many people as a consultant (it is the only distro of linux we support) and have seen no evidence of problems on "mainstream pre-built computers"

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abraxas Member since:
2005-07-07

Linux works great on custom made PCs. I'm talking about mainstream pre-built computers. Ubuntu has issues installing or running on Dells and eMachines at least. So does Gentoo and even Knoppix.

Where did you hear that from? I've installed Gentoo on a few different Dells without a problem. In fact Dells are made to work with Linux. What Dells have you had a problem with?

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