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  1. #11


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    I am about to trying running a W2K3 server VM on SUSE (and I might also try Linux Mint). Note with VMWARE for LINUX you can use EXACTLY the same VM files that you did in Windows -- just open the Virtual Machine configuration files. Linux Distros these days don't have any trouble READING / WRITING NTFS files. Just don't open the SAME VM on a shared LAN on two different HOST machines concurrently !! (unless you are not allowing the VM to "be persistent" -- i.e after your VM session you can discard all changes --very god method for titorials / demos etc).

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Gonna see if I can get VMware Player running in LMDE 201303. I couldn't install it in Knoppix... this is also Debian based and i'm curious how the install goes.

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  2. #12


    Adelaide
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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    As for one of the most BOVINE remarks that I've ever in my reasonably long life that I've ever heard " If Our prices were unfair people wouldn't buy" .... How could somebody even THINK of saying that much less people actually believe it.
    Maybe that explains the low uptake rate of W8.

    Quote Originally Posted by mart4494 View Post
    I'll probably just partition the 250gb SSD I'm running in the Samsung laptop and dual boot. See if Mint picks up on all the bits needed as I know there are no drivers etc available from Samsung for linux. Then take it from there. Thanks for the feedback.
    Linux Mint 14 MATE (64 bit) ran all of my hardware "out of the box".

    If you use a VM, you shouldn't have any problems either (but you may have to install VMware Tools).

    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Gonna see if I can get VMware Player running in LMDE 201303. I couldn't install it in Knoppix... this is also Debian based and i'm curious how the install goes.
    VMware Player 5 works correctly in Linux Mint 14 MATE (64 bit) on my PC.

    I couldn't install Workstation as the version I have (7.1.6) is too old (i.e. it doesn't have the updates for the newer kernels).
    It did run correctly in Ubuntu 10.
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  3. #13


    Where is Windows heading?

    To the trash cart...
    Microsoft is so big is could collapse like rock hitting water...
    To survive MS need to think smaller and more compact.
    Stop wasting billions on mistakes (Vista & 8)
    Be more rational in its moves.
    If it does not then it will sink fast like a gaping hole in a ship.
    Windows will follow behind it.
    "The futures bright, but more slim-lined"
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  4. #14


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    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    Other than a very short foray, well in the past, where Apple allowed third party manufacturers to make hardware, Apple has always made the hardware and software. Noting that Apple desktops and laptops are really in the weeds as far as take-up is concerned, I wonder what would happen if Apple did allow third party manufacturers to make systems based on OSX? I have a feeling that there could well be a huge surge in OSX uptake at the expense of Windows.
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  6. #16


    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    One netbook, 3 Linux distros. Maybe the fragmentation of the Linux market is one of the reasons it hasn't gotten traction on the desktop.

    Maybe machines that are well suited to content creation will be a niche market in a few years. Content consumers (mobiles, internet connected TVs, etc.) could be the primary market. I can imagine Apple as having a much larger share of a much smaller market.
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  7. #17


    Quote Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    One netbook, 3 Linux distros. Maybe the fragmentation of the Linux market is one of the reasons it hasn't gotten traction on the desktop.

    Maybe machines that are well suited to content creation will be a niche market in a few years. Content consumers (mobiles, internet connected TVs, etc.) could be the primary market. I can imagine Apple as having a much larger share of a much smaller market.
    Lets see he has 4 OS on one box. Windows has 4 OS being used also XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Window 8.
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  8. #18


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    Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 64 Bit64Bit/Windows XP


    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Looks like an easy way to play Angry Birds.
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  9. #19


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    MS is hoping to get everything up there - including the os itself.

    There will be cost and privacy issues for the punters.

    Microsoft patent covers streaming OS plans | Geek Pick | Geek.com

    The fast machine booting through streaming storage patent details how a virtual hard disk (VHD) image could be pushed to a user’s desktop, laptop, phone, or tablet (or just about any other device… perhaps a future Xbox?) and cached in memory
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    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    MS is hoping to get everything up there - including the os itself.

    There will be cost and privacy issues for the punters.

    Microsoft patent covers streaming OS plans | Geek Pick | Geek.com

    The fast machine booting through streaming storage patent details how a virtual hard disk (VHD) image could be pushed to a user’s desktop, laptop, phone, or tablet (or just about any other device… perhaps a future Xbox?) and cached in memory
    That's almost like thin client. For decades Microsoft fought against Oracle (I think it was) and their push for thin client in the corporate space, and now they want to do basically the same. How is this going to work if you're nowhere near net connectivity?

    The OS space seems to be opening up for Linux and Apple more and more by the looks of it.
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