Lindows: Good Or Bad

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by ZAnwar, Nov 19, 2002.

  1. ZAnwar

    ZAnwar Guest

    I think it is version 2.
    Is it worth buying it ?
  2. gothic

    gothic LinuXPert

    Cornwall Nr. England
    I have used Linux for many years now, and am happily dual booting XP with Mandrake 9.0. When Lindows offered itself to me, I thought that this would be the ideal situation (windows/linux!?!) but boy.........was I pi**ed off! It is a bitc* to install, runs like a slug and allows so few applications to run on it (linux and windows) that it made itself redundant before I had even started!!!

    Ohhhhhhh....another coffee mat

    TOK:mad: :mad: :mad: :p :p :p
  3. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

    New York
    The choice I wanted wasn't offered. Absolute garbage, terrible, can't believe it's offered.

    Windows > *
  4. madmax1345

    madmax1345 Guest

    I would rather have a stick in my eye.
  5. PC-Dude

    PC-Dude Guest

    I tried Lindows once....uninstalled it about 2 hrs later. Seemed alright but XP Rules in my books :D
  6. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

    Midlands, England
    Haven't had the chance to try it yet personally, haven't heard much good about it tho.
  7. MadHaXX()|2

    MadHaXX()|2 Guest

    the idea behind Lindows is kinda like the idea behind the elcamino. not quite a car, not quite a truck, but the worst of both worlds...........
    stick with a REAL linux distro or windows. lets not mix fire and water.

    thats my $0.02 worth
  8. ZAnwar

    ZAnwar Guest

    Ok thanks for the opinions, sorry Speedy B, I posted in the wrong forum, and I think after hearing all these opinions, I will stay with XP Pro !
  9. DirtyJoe_58

    DirtyJoe_58 Guest

    I have been using slackware linux, and I had used Debian/GNU.. I heard Lindows OS 2.0 was based off of the Debian flavor, and I needed a good OS for Linux games, and some win32 compatibility.. Well.. let's just say that Lindows OS got all up and all over my wang, and I hate it.. and the whole Click-N-Run subscription thing sucks too.. I wouldn't pay a penny for such a lame OS from such a lame company.. And now Walmart is selling Lindows OS PCs?!?! That is a load of crap. I can do more with a freaking macitosh from like 1987 for crying outload. The only thing I have in favor of Lindows is that it is nice to learn some of the very bare basics of linux.. I am back on Mandrake 8.2 for now though... So much for "Lindows."
  10. Lighthater

    Lighthater Guest

    I tried the latest version of lindows. It ran very well on my Duron 900 system (didn't dare put it on the real puter!). I didn't see anything obviously wrong with it, but it just didn't feel right. I guess it was because I am more used to Suse and Red Hat. If you are a beginner and want to buy one of those walmart PCs, I suggest maybe Mandrake or lycoris instead. If you have a good system that you want to put linux on, definately get something better than Lindows. Lindows is an excellent idea. Kinda like a gateway drug that moves you on to a better distro. :) Maybe future versions will be better.
  11. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator


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