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For those who are just starting some programmer did a verry nice job by making a kind of introuction to linux for novice hackers

First you can feel free to explore

Its Windows on a Linux OS



Download it make it bootble and try it

I did it and its so much fun

But i must say that personally the more advanced is for me as hacker/programmer better

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Hmm, fake windows-linux. From Russia, no doubt...

yeah right. and 30 days after install :angry:

here's the full details:

Linux XP Desktop 2008 has a 30-days trial period for an estimation of comfort at work with our system and to make a decision on its use.

After a trial period of 30 day's you must register if you want to continue to work with system. You can get the Linux XP Desktop license and coupons on paid technical support in ours Internet-shops.

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Linux is free. FOSS! Not pay for unless you want a service contract with someone like Red Hat.

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*sniff sniff* whats that smell?

Oh yeah its FAIL!

Wasnt it like they coult only ask mony for support

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hmmm interesting

BTW time like apps are fully hackble u guys know that right

but i had 30 days to unstalled it after one week so didnt need the 30

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Free software is a matter of the users' freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software.
Yeah, that was my point. So long as you include the changes and license along with the changes when you re-distribute it, but I still won't pay for a copy of linux that looks and works like XP. Thats why I have xp and linux seperate. I'd much rather throw a Vista glass theme on on KDE(Similar to the BackTrack theme) and keep linux as linux.
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Ok maybe my posting in here was a bit rash and hasty.

In any case Digip pretty much summed up my opinion in his above posting by mentioning windows skins and more importantly linux is free.

How much of a n00b would you have to be to use the linux-xp o.s instead of something like ubuntu? Hell most hardcore linux users nick name the shit n00buntu due to it being so user friedly and forgiving for a nix o.s.

Besides if you are so para about making the switch use VMware or Virtual box to ease the transition which once again is FREE!

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...so why wouldn't I just run Windows?

Because as the OP states int the title of the thread, were "NOOBs". But yeah, I have to ask the same question, because I'm thick like that. I must be a NOOB as well.

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Ok maybe my posting in here was a bit rash and hasty.

In any case Digip pretty much summed up my opinion in his above posting by mentioning windows skins and more importantly linux is free.

How much of a n00b would you have to be to use the linux-xp o.s instead of something like ubuntu?

Well Your question is quiet clear and understandable.

I mean if you want to learn than learn it the hardcore way, totally agree.

But u can imagine that there might be other and thereby maybe better ways to develop a better learning path.

And maybe this is not really 100% what we are searching for as info gathering machines.

But I personally think it’s a step in the right direction.

For novice people who want to start kind of going on to another OS this might be a fine solution.

Tough I think that going for UBUNTO would result in a better knowledge’s and understanding of the OS

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What i can see you can do all the stuff in Ubuntu with a little bit of time on hand? I have one tule, never pay for Linux, only for the extra support... As soon as Jaunty comes out (means next weekend) i will switch 2 of three of my machine to Jaunty.

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Hex maybe because you aint a greedy bastard and would offer your shit up for free. XD

oh yah... tis true, I do give out my shit 4 free :D

lawl! oh btw shonen, my ftp is back up for the day if you want! ill send you the link again.

yah you really cant say though for the people who are comfortable with windows, cause for the most part, fact of the matter is, if people are too comfortable with windows (or they arent comfortable with any os.. i mean the people scared to mess up their computer) they arent going to mess with linux reguardless if it looks just like vista or xp.

And why did I setup KDE to look like xp?

heh. I punked out my wife when her computer was down for a week, so she would use linux :P

didnt work, but good try though

"Where the hell is internet explorer on your computer?!" I heard a few times...

yah.. Never was able to ween her from the IE. She'll come around sooner or later.

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yah, i should have just changed the icon for firefox, and installed the i.e. 6 theme (great mod if your workplace doesnt want anything but ie on their machines)

dont forget the ie tab add-on. works great if you want to use firefox but your webmail server is microsoft exchange.

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For novice people who want to start kind of going on to another OS this might be a fine solution.

Tough I think that going for UBUNTO would result in a better knowledge’s and understanding of the OS

Making an os look like another defeats the purpose, you aren't learning or even experiencing it. You just end up with 'okay.. what's the diffence other than I can't run the programs I'm used to'. (Like in redhat 9 where kde and gnome were packaged looking exactly the same). I became a linux convert back in December when I tried ubuntu for the first time (my first nix distro) and it was just so much easier and made much more sense to me than windows. If ubuntu had looked like windows, I would probably still be using windows. I would think that ubuntu was just a broken windows... and I would be very sad with my spyware infested, virus ridden, fragmented, top-heavy, blue-screened xp running laptop.

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