RE: [linux-dell-laptops] Advantages of Win 2000 over Linux - Need Help
- i think the only thing i dislike about linux is hardware support. it is
there, but it usually takes some time before it appears. when hardware comes
out, the drivers are written for windows when you buy the hardware. however,
it takes sometime for them to find their way into the linux
community...especially with not so common devices. however, i love
everything else about linux and that's why i continue to use it. i like how
linux, with a standard install (at least for slackware) is setup to be so
many different servers while at the same time still being perfectly suited
for home use. while on the other hand, if you wanted to do the same with
windows, you'd have an insecure base system to begin with, and then have to
put a bunch of programs ontop of that. right now, because of my laptop and a
missconfigured cox.net network, i have a protable webserver anywhere within
the cox network. i'm using dhcp like all the other computers on the network,
but my ip NEVER changes. it's been exactly the same for 8 months. the real
shock was taking it over to my friends house, plugging it in, and finding
that my ip was exactly the same!...if only this worked outside of the .net
>From: Chris Field <cfields@...>_________________________________________________________________
>Subject: RE: [linux-dell-laptops] Advantages of Win 2000 over Linux - Need
>Date: 15 Feb 2002 11:18:08 -0500
>On Sun, 2002-02-10 at 21:49, Dr. Robert W. Current wrote: It's hard to
> >say, on a laptop forum... The advantage of Linux over>
> >Windows is more obvious on servers and desktops, but...
>I would disagree, on my laptop, i run a webserver, db server, mail
>server etc. when i have to give a presentation of a webstie, i can do it
>directly from my laptop and plug it into a projector. I don't have to
>rely on clients to have network access in their conference rooms. In
>addition since linux(and unices in general) are true multiuser systems,
>it makes it much easier to show system interactions with different
>Also, having linux on the laptop lets me use the laptop as a mobile
>network management and trouble shooting system, i have all sorts of
>network monitoring, and troubleshooting programs installed that just are
>not availiable for windows, or don't work well for windows.
>I think the power of linux really shines on a laptop, the fact that it
>can be just as powerful as a server yet be so mobile is quite an amazing
>feat and i think speaks very much to the power of linux of w2k.
>Affinity Solutions Inc.
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