Re: [LINUX_Newbies] Newbie seeking info
- Not all are live Distros. Most are but you do not understand what I said. I
built the system
for that company. It is very security demanding. The system count And times
the run time
of all drives. Not only the HD but the CD/DVD drives to. Among with any
saves and to what
drive. Only way I could bid on that contract. Government requirements. I
needed some thing
that would load to ram and run from ram.
I am trying to convince management to switch to Linux as their OS. Will
if I have clearance to bring my laptop to do an clean install of Linux. If
you have any other
suggestions, I am open to them.
On Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 9:49 PM, g.linuxducks <g.linuxducks@...>wrote:
> All of Linux distros are "Live Distros" meaning they all pop in and run
> only the demo mode without installing anything and allow you to use
> Linux in a limited fashion to decide whether to install it right from
> the demo ' "Live Distro". It is not only Puppy that does that - all of
> Linux distros do that in other words. (Either from CD/DVD or from USB
> Drives and those also for Netbooks).
> I believe Ubuntu Linux is the best "presentation" of Linux and
> especially for Windows lovers. These want a system that can do
> everything that Windows does and better. Showing these Users a limited
> Linux distro is certainly NOT turning them onto Linux as you think. In
> fact they will laugh at you. If those are not presented with good cause
> to leave Windows or add Linux they WILL go on their merry way with
> Windows with the impression from a stripped down version rather than a
> full blown does everything version.
> This is very simple. I can log onto Ubuntu Linux and check just about
> all of several email acounts in the same amount of time it takes Windows
> to fully load ready for use. That is NO exageration at all from myself
> as a Windows lover since year 2001 (XP then Vista).
> I think you would want to show that and a full blown Linux that rivals
> Windows. Take it from a Windows diehard.
> On 01/11/2012 03:59 PM, dvdpst wrote:
> > Most people I deal with just want to see what linux is. Most are using an
> > company computer when they
> > ask to see what Linux is. So I need some thing that will not touch the HD
> > as I have developed the programme
> > that the IT dept. uses to monitor the systems. And I need some thing that
> > will only load in ram.
> > No reason to go to time and trouble to install an real system when they
> > get an idea of what it is from
> > Puppy. Plus that is the only one I have on CD at this time. Of the ones
> > that went with Linux, they wanted some thing better.
> > I always show them Ubuntu and Kubuntu. I do mention that there are
> > countless distos out there.
> > Of the ones that saw Puppy like it and ask for some thing better since
> > Puppy looks and acts so much like Windows.
> > Only one that I show it to stay with Puppy. But all they wanted was some
> > thing for internet and email.
> > david
> > On Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 1:51 PM, Roy<linuxcanuck@...> wrote:
> >> **
> >> That will turn off many people if they want a Windows replacement. It
> >> look like a toy compared to Windows. Puppy is fast and simple but it is
> >> representative of a full installation of a good distro.
> >> I urge people to try a full distro on a live CD or DVD or USB. For just
> >> little bit more time they get all the bells and whistles. They are more
> >> likely to be wowed when they see they have Firefox and Thunderbird plus
> >> Libreoffice than if they see something basic and not as well done. If
> >> ask for speed and don't care about appearance then I would direct them
> >> Puppy.
> >> Roy
> >> Sent from Android tablet
> >> On Jan 11, 2012 1:26 PM, "dvdpst"<dvdposton@...> wrote:
> >>> Roy, I tell people that wants to try linux WITH OUT installing it to
> >>> Puppy first. If they want more I tell them
> >>> to go with Ubuntu. But you have to agree, Puppy is the easiest to use
> >>> see what linux is. Puppy 5.28 is base on Ubuntu 10.10.
> >>> I tell any one that Puppy does not represent what Linux can do. But it
> >> does
> >>> do enough to see if you would like it or not
> >>> and want some thing more powerful. I had one person to tell me all they
> >> was
> >>> looking for was some thing to
> >>> go online and to read email.Now Puppy is great for that as wi-fi is
> >> to
> >>> set up.
> >>> david
> >>> On We
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