Location: Towcester UK
Joined: Mar 2005
provided the operating system I'm using at the moment. I've still got Windows 98se on another partition, but haven't booted it up in over a week! Linux has been up non stop (No reboots) for the whole time! Longest time between reboots to prevent hanging with Win98 was about 2 days! I love it!
OK, so it's billed as suitable to replace Windows, but you do, in reality, need to know a fair bit about PCs and not be scared to get stuck in changing things to get it all to work how you want. But, I expected that and am quite happy to tinker. If I had to do the same amount of messing with Windows, I'd be furious! I'd expect Windows to work as it's supposed to do, straight outta the box for what you have to pay. As I paid about £2.50 for Mepis (Cost of CD and postage, ebay.) I'm more than happy to tweak things. There are sooooo many websites full of advise etc.
Things I've had to do so far are things like install an ethernet card to get connected to my router for the internet. Was previously using USB, but that's not really supported... Also had to edit a system file to get a flash drive working.
I'd have thought Linux would be your national O/S anyway, J. Isn't Linus Torvalds Danish?