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    I have convinced and converted 3 mates to linux in the past week....one who even had access to all the latest M$ stuff from work for nothing..........they were amazed how good it looked and performed (Lycoris) and just how stable it is........without all the vulnerabilities, patches, nick nacks and doodads that seem to be needed to keep M$ afloat......

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    Cool...your next assignment is to get little jonny and his cronies using it as well :-)

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    Hey Oldbugger! How do you like Lycoris? I've been going to the Kalamazoo Linux Users group, and they have download Linux versions available, and one is Lycoris, and I think for $3.00 per CD.

    I'm in here from Mandrake 8.2 running Galeon 1.0.3 version that came with the 3 CD download set I got from KLUG (above). cost me 9 bucks. I get a funny error?? when it is booting up saying this in effect: SIOCADDRT network is unreachable.

    Anybody have a clue what that means?

    I've seen some web sites sporting the Ximinian things (I'm sure I butchered that name REAL good! LOL). I've wondered about downloading it sometime. Like when I have 12 hours with nothing for my computer to do.. *G*

    Also, Bern if you read this, what reason would you have for going into /usr/share/config/kdm/and editing the "kdmrc file to read int the [Xdmcp]
    Enable=false to
    Enable=true

    ?? Saw that posted on the web site for Cygine/XFree86 frequently asked questiong. Was just wondering what setting that to "true" would do.

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    bah, i tried mandrake 8.2 i didn't like it, like i can keep using it day in, day out, but i still wouldn't like it...

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    I dunno' I'm using 3 browsers and still can't load a basic java applet?
    I think maybe SuSE is a broken distro - on top of my being a complete idiot.

    As long as I stick to Windows for internet functions I guess I'm OK?

    Damn! I wanted an alternative to Windows badly, but I am being forced to return there against my will.

    This blows! I really want a complete alternative, not a Linux local system and a Windows net appliance :(
    The reason a diamond shines so brightly is because it has many facets which reflect light.

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    Originally posted by Frost
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    Also, Bern if you read this, what reason would you have for going into /usr/share/config/kdm/and editing the "kdmrc file to read int the [Xdmcp]
    Enable=false to
    Enable=true

    ?? Saw that posted on the web site for Cygine/XFree86 frequently asked questiong. Was just wondering what setting that to "true" would do.
    I don't have /usr/share/config/kdm because slack installs kde and gnome to /opt where they belong. :)
    In my /opt/kde/share/config/kdm it's set to false....I think I might have a look into this and get back to you on it :D
    [Edit]: Here you go, this should explain all about Xdmcp,
    http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/XDMCP-HOWTO/intro.html

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    Lycoris works straight out of the box....no fiddling no tweaking required.......It looks and feels like winXP but without the need for the patches etc etc....on the initial install my cdrw worked....i could watch vcd/dvd, ....the video card was correctly installed and upgraded with the Nvidia drivers (after), the sound and printer worked without trouble at all. MrC....try Lycoris and don't go back to the "Dark Side"....although you might have to pay $US30 for it it is worth it.....it all works.....I just wish the other distros were as easy....it would save a lot of user effort and give Linux much wider appeal.......it really is GOOD.
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    Thats the good thing about linux, there is a flavour available for everyone :D

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    I agree....you can do what YOU want with it...for newbs though you like to get it up and running OK before you have to tinker.....not tinker just to make it work......that is the good point about Lycoris.....I'm having a great time tinkering away now....even got yhe camera to work using Wine (a bit flakey)....now that Wine2 is out I might just subscribe.........I tell you though it feels really good to be free of the M$ trap..

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    I haven't exactly stormed the fortress here, but I'm hanging in there.

    I know I've got a long way to go, and still want to try some more with the browsers I have. I've been letting it get the better of me at times though.

    May be it's time to go back to square 1 and start over?

    I've got a disc of Redhat 7.1 but that is shelved, as I'm sure SuSE has more to offer if I can figure out how to unleash the rascal.

    Ah well, it was a mixture of curiosity, stubborness, a bit of reading, and some good websites that got me soaring with Windows. I intend to apply the same technique to Linux, and in time I'm sure I'll be functioning. I tend to hurry the process perhaps:?:

    nah, gotta' learn it all today! :D
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