Windows + Kde = ? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Software > Microsoft Windows and Software
Click Here to Login
View Poll Results: Which of the following backup methods clear the archive bit? Choose 2 answers
Full 4 100.00%
Incremental 4 100.00%
Differntial 0 0%
Sequential 0 0%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 4. You may not vote on this poll

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-08-2004, 12:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 161
Default Windows + Kde = ?

hi guys i am getting pretty fed up windows xp lately. so i want to start learning KDE (k desktop enviroment). KDE is a UNIX os with GUI. but i dont want to get rid of windows because i must still learn KDE and continue to work windows. so i want to know.

1: is it possible to have these to os's on one pc.
2: what sort of pc spec do i need to use KDE.
3: can KDE or some other linux os use all the pc games that windows can like half-life and c&c generals.
4: is it really worth going to linux than windows. should i rather stick with windows.

NOTE : I AM A GAMER AND PC GAMES MATTER THE MOST TO ME.

DEATH-INCARNATE
__________________

DEATH-INCARNATE is offline  
Old 09-08-2004, 02:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 558
Default

1. Yes, it is possible to have multiple OS's on a single computer. Check in the Linux forum, and they'll help you with it. Although, I believe that most Linux distro's will automatically see the windows OS, and install themselves on another partition.

2. Name the specs that you've got. Most likely, they'll work with a Linux distro. I've heard of some more recent Linux distro's running well on P2's.

3. Games aren't usually written for Linux. Some people say that it is harder to write programs for Linux/Unix. Personally, I think that the gaming companies don't believe there will be enough demand for Linux games. You can use Wine or Winex, which try to emulate Windows, but it doesn't do so well.

4. Depends on you.

Sorry, gotta go. Will try and edit this last response later.
__________________

__________________
<img src=\"http://gfx.statgfx.com/old/folding.cgi?&username=hilowe&teamid=12864&trans=ye s&template=fah_original&.jpg\" alt=\"www.Statgfx.com\" />
hilowe is offline  
Old 09-08-2004, 07:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 558
Default

Sorry abou that. Boss came in, and asked me to do some driving around this afternoon. Back to question 4.

4. It depends on you, and what you do with your computer, and want to do with your computer.

Since you stated that PC games matter the most to you, you probably don't want to move to Linux. There are some games available, but not nearly as many as there are for Windows.

If you're tired of the viruses, and constant patching that comes with Windows, then you might want to consider Linux. Linux is much more customizable than Windows is. Most of the software is free.

The drawbacks are that there isn't as much hardware support for Linux, and you have to know a little bit about computers.
__________________
<img src=\"http://gfx.statgfx.com/old/folding.cgi?&username=hilowe&teamid=12864&trans=ye s&template=fah_original&.jpg\" alt=\"www.Statgfx.com\" />
hilowe is offline  
Old 09-09-2004, 05:48 AM   #4 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 161
Default

so you say i ca have both linux and windows on the same computer thats good. i like want to work on the linux one and play on the windows on. do you know where i can download a gui version of linux. thanks

DEATH-INCARNATE
__________________
INTEL Q6600 8MB CACHE 2.5GHZ
ASUS P4E32-E
6GB DDR2800 OCZ
NVIDIA 8800GTS 320MB
DEATH-INCARNATE is offline  
Old 09-09-2004, 09:20 AM   #5 (permalink)
TMT
True Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 241
Default

http://www.linuxiso.org/

That should do you. There are various distro's to download there, so I advise looking into each one a little bit to see which one is best for you and your needs.

TMT.
TMT is offline  
Old 09-09-2004, 10:56 AM   #6 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 558
Default

Exactly what TMT said. There are several different versions available on that site.

You can also do a quick search of the Linux forum on this site, as there have been people asking about which distro is the best. A lot of the people that have responded have said a little bit about their choices.

Another site I suggest you go to, especially if you don't know anything about Linux, is www.linux.org. They have some tutorials available there. Of course, if you have problems, there is always someone available to help.
__________________
<img src=\"http://gfx.statgfx.com/old/folding.cgi?&username=hilowe&teamid=12864&trans=ye s&template=fah_original&.jpg\" alt=\"www.Statgfx.com\" />
hilowe is offline  
Old 09-09-2004, 02:28 PM   #7 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 161
Default

thanks dudes. are you sure i can have both linux and xp on my system i have data that i cant lose. I would like UNIX KDE on my pc i have seen reviews on this os in mags and on internet does anyone know this os. will it work with xp?

DEATH-INCARNATE
__________________
INTEL Q6600 8MB CACHE 2.5GHZ
ASUS P4E32-E
6GB DDR2800 OCZ
NVIDIA 8800GTS 320MB
DEATH-INCARNATE is offline  
Old 09-09-2004, 03:02 PM   #8 (permalink)
TMT
True Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 241
Default

I've done it before and it works fine. Just make sure you install a boot loader and select the appropriate partition for your Windows installation. I know that installing a boot loader comes as a major option in the setup of RedHat/Fedora, but I'm not sure about other distro's.

TMT.
TMT is offline  
Old 09-13-2004, 04:57 AM   #9 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 161
Default

cool. thanks
__________________
INTEL Q6600 8MB CACHE 2.5GHZ
ASUS P4E32-E
6GB DDR2800 OCZ
NVIDIA 8800GTS 320MB
DEATH-INCARNATE is offline  
Old 10-09-2004, 02:57 AM   #10 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 4
Default

Might be easier to try a live distrubution like knoppix first so you will not have to install anything until you learn how to use linux. It is a cd bootable version of linux. There are a couple of others also, don't know the names right off hand though. Knoppix is at www.knoppix.com. Hope that helps.
Dan
__________________

maintb is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.