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    Unhappy Is Lindows an option??

    Just about a week ago a friend told me about Lindows (Lindows.com)..
    And I was wondering if anyone knows anything about wich Linxu kernel used and stuff like that...

    I'm especialy interested in the security of it all... sice they are using micro$oft compatibilty ..

    This operating system could be a good thing, It could finaly bring Linux to my parents ..

    but i'm scraed of being by anyone with a bit of knowlige about microsoftbackdoors.
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    lindows......very interesting.....Im curious if its more linux like or windows like the other problem is why the hell would you want to run windows stuff anyway i mean were messing with 2 different societys open source and for profit this is just crazy stuff.but im always looking for new stuff to try i dont think it is going to be cheap though...and also if it can .exe and other executables whats going make it stand up against all those crappy winblows viruses??
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    Wink Games

    Some of us like to play games..... And there are more for win than lin...
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    Hybrids are not the answer. If you play games, keep a Windows machine tucked away in a corner like I do (actually Ive got 2 windows machines tucked away in a corner, 1 98SE and 1 XP - Which ain't as bad as people make out, but hey this thread is not a discussion of XP so I won't go on about it here). I also have a linux machine displayed in a prominent position - I'm pround to have Linux... Windows has to be hidden away [Friends can't understand why I have this useless machine in full view and the two useful ones hidden away! How little they really know about usefulness!]

    But hybrid clones are not the answer... Two completely different things cannot be effectively combined. Do you really expect Lindows or "Winfux" (Someone should create a version called that!) will be able to play games well anyway? If they're using a cross between 2 OS's, how are device drivers gonna work on things like 3d graphics... Will DirectX work on a linux-based graphics card driver?? I doubt it! Two separate machines is the answer. Lindows is not the question.
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    Rewandythal you are the man....you are a true unix user...why cant more people be like you and me??
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    hybrids are really a stupid idea. in order for it to work, you would have to sacrifice the awesome power of linux for the crappy "user-friendly" powers of windows.... so not worth it. people who don't like linux are usually people who have a lower intelligence then a monkey and can't understand it. put linux on your box and keep a windows box on the side, or partition if you can't afford two boxes.
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    Avoiding windows is not allways an option, at some point, you want to play games or maybe even land a job somehwere as an administrator where most people use wintel.
    But I sure as hell know what to pick if I ever wanted to build my own webserver. And it aint IIS I am thinking about.
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    Cool Hmmm?

    I've got to say it's an interesting idea, maybe a baldwick class cunning plan (watch blackadder). If you want to run Windows software I would try:
    -Dual Boot - now easy to set up as long as you don't mind partitioning
    -Emulation - WINE (www.wine.org) is comming along but I don't think it's quite there yet, certainly not for games
    -VM's - I use VMware, it lets me boot any OS I want inside a windows on Linux, (www.vmware.com).

    If anyone can work out how LindowsOS works please post somat, I couldn't get on thier site!
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    Talking LINDOWS does RULE

    RTFM (lindows)

    Lindows is based on a totaly new version of wine.. wich includes remakes (not RIPS) of all DLLs, if U use wine you still need windows on another partition..
    And XP won't work (yet) on wine...
    I have ran a lot of direct3d games under wine and that DOES work...
    But we'll see in late December/early January when Lindows will come out.....
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    I agree with the_jinx, we should wait and see. I'm not too impressed with the folks behind this project, however after visiting their site I discovered it's really Linux not a new or hybrid OS. A layer of translation code runs between the kernel and the windows software. Hence the question is really, how many errors are folks willing to put up with?
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