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Old 12-03-2007, 09:25 PM   #1
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Everex -- riding high on the semi-propulsive steam that is currently buoying the company into the public eye (due to its Ubuntu-based, $198, "gOS" Wal-Mart desktop) -- is about to take things to the next sub-level.

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I came upon this as I was browsing thru Linux distro screenshots and saw an enlightenment distro which happened to be gOS. I'm actually downloading a copy of the distro right now. I'm personally a fan of the enlightenment desktop manager vs your typical gnome/kde setup. I'm even more surprised that they went with enlightenment as it's still in it's infancy of version 0.17.
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Awesome! Thanks for sharing. Vista is sh1t right now. Nothing works. Won't even let me run my MS-DOS charting program in full screen (DRM), much less in a window. No friggin' way I'm going to learn another programming language just to reduplicate that program's functionality.
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u guys seem good with linux/ubuntu HELP ME WITH IT i installed it but i cant get the cube view!
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Oh wow...this opens a few doors for Linux in the market... Maybe they will sell for $95 a copy one of these day

Anyway, I saw some of the gOS interface and I am gonna play around with it... Good Find!

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u guys seem good with linux/ubuntu HELP ME WITH IT i installed it but i cant get the cube view!
I have never wanted to use it...
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u guys seem good with linux/ubuntu HELP ME WITH IT i installed it but i cant get the cube view!
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Oh wow...this opens a few doors for Linux in the market... Maybe they will sell for $95 a copy one of these day

Anyway, I saw some of the gOS interface and I am gonna play around with it... Good Find!
If you want to try the original enlightenment distro it is called Elive and you can download it for free via linuxtracker.org gOS looks quite a bit dumbed down for linux noobies which is good for its purpose but overall for intermediate/advanced user pretty useless.

Edit: Asus also brings linux to the mainstream with Xandros and the eee PC! http://eeepc.asus.com/global/ It is a laptop with flash drive memory, up to 8 gb depending on what model you get. Meant for internet surfing and the like tasks only. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ntel+processor
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I think that Microsoft will eventually go down the hole mainly because of DRM and other Draconian measures that they incorporate into their OS.
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To go slightly off topic, here's a news report about EMI possibly dropping the RIAA. Now, back to topic! This is a pretty big step forward; what do you guys think will happen next with linux?
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what do you guys think will happen next with linux?
Well, if people buy that comp, slowly more and more people will start using linux.
It looks like a pretty sweet distro. As linux becomes more user friendly which it appears to be doing, i think more and more people will start using it. Also do largely to the pathetic state microsoft is (But dont talk about that, dont wanna hijack or start a way)
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u guys seem good with linux/ubuntu HELP ME WITH IT i installed it but i cant get the cube view!
jezuz dude, you still on with that cube, if desktop effects don't work then don't even try to install beryl it just goes to show your video card is not supported

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jezuz dude, you still on with that cube, if desktop effects don't work then don't even try to install beryl it just goes to show your video card is not supported

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Seeing as he doesnt know about linux at all, if he cant use a composite manager it doesnt mean his card isnt supported, probably just a drivers issue.


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