This is the problem l found with Windows 95, 98 etc, it would crash a lot but eventually they would fix it BUT then bring out a new version and start again, and you would need new hardware every time to keep up, and you can't just keep using old versions as there's no updates for the inevitable security fixes etc after a while.Woll wrote:Windows is way too heavy. Windows 95 was okay as it was an operating system but it crashed alot. Now Windows seems to choke PC's.
Trust me if they saw the light they would be blindHeater wrote:blc,Yes. We have to keep at it though. So many people haven't seen the light yet.We've done this platform/OS argument so... many... times...
Since this thread has been necro'd anyway...expandables wrote:Trust me if they saw the light they would be blindHeater wrote:blc,Yes. We have to keep at it though. So many people haven't seen the light yet.We've done this platform/OS argument so... many... times...
I tried to get some one i know that has a slow pc to use lubuntu and they was very frustrated with it.
Well my PC's (personal computers) are Raspberry Pi B, A+, 2B, 3B, Atari TOS Compatibles, and Amiga, so that kind of puts a different view from most.expandables wrote:I have a Lenovo y50 with Windows 10 and Ubuntu dual boot.
I also have all versions of the Pi except the A and Zero
My Uncle Ralph built the Apollo 11 Eagle, he once told me it was that thin you could punch your fist through the wall (Unpressurised I suspect)DougieLawson wrote:I'm currently using names from the Apollo space programblc wrote:My rationale was: I can either remember IP addresses, or Star Wars stufftopguy wrote:
No fancy hostnames.
xxx.xxx.xxx.5 on my network is saturn (from Saturn 5) - Pi B
xxx.xxx.xxx.9 is called eagle (Apollo 11 LEM) - Pi2B
xxx.xxx.xxx.11 is called apollo - PiB+
xxx.xxx.xxx.13 is called odyssey (that's the LEM again, and the craft that got the crew home) - PiB
xxx.xxx.xxx.15 is called falcon (that's the Apollo 15 LEM name) - PiZero
The other four have really boring names (pi, raspberry, raspberry pi and aplus).
Well Lindows got renamed to PCLinux OS sometime around 2006 or 2008. As to Winux I did not know you had one of those old early MIPS machines, Winux is a nightare version of Unix, as i am sure you can attest.Heater wrote:I find that recently I'm using Winux a lot. Or is it Lindows ?
You see, this is a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 running Windows 10. Which is great for keeping my boss happy as it runs Skype and Webex easily and he can keep in touch with me.
For serious work there is now the "Linux Subsystem for Windows" on Windows 10. So, I get a lot of the Linuxy goodness on the otherwise useless Win 10.
Mind you "Linux Subsystem for Windows" is a big fib as there is not actually any Linux in there. It does however run x86 binaries from the Linux based Ubuntu operating system.
And then, other programs I use, Chrome, Firefox, GIMP, Visual Studio Code, Libre Office etc work just as well on Windows and they do Linux or Mac. Sometimes I forget what OS I'm talking to at the time.
I do not think that Winux was an official name, it was just what we called the Unix port. The name came from the fact that every single process required a new manual login to start, thus having many login windows one for each and every process.Heater wrote:I'm sure I cannot. I have never heard of a "Winux" Unix for MIPS machines. Neither has google. Do you have any links to such a thing?
Somebody has created, or at least started, a "Winux" Linux based OS. No information available: https://sourceforge.net/projects/winuxos/
Anyway, I have never used any "real" Unix apart from Sun workstations back in the day.
Sorry about the late reply.topgunner wrote:doctazz,
How was the upgrade from windows 7 to windows 10?