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  1. DRM should be made illegal (it actually is, in my opinion, as it eliminates the right of fair use). Let's all run for Congress and ban it
  2. Firefox primarily, but I use Opera and Konqueror a lot and like all three.
  3. From what I know, here are the differences: 1) You may install it on one computer, and it is tied to that same computer forever. 2) It has to be purchased with a hardware component. Just buy a $5 mouse and throw it away to satisfy this.
  4. Nice desktop. Is the OS X-like bar at the bottom the StarterBar for gDesklets? By the way, Konqueror in KDE is the windows explorer equivalent. Also, the majority of those apps run on Windows (and the KDE ones, like k3b and Amarok, will with their next versions that use Qt4 and the KDE4 libs), so you can try them out before switching operating systems.
  5. Lightty has caught my interests recently; I don't think it is in the Ubuntu apt repos yet, and I don't have the time to compile and configure it right now... has anyone here used it? How does it stack up to Apache?
  6. I'll try to give the best explanation I can. My primary OS is Ubuntu (GNU/Linux), and I am more than a little biased towards it. Also, I haven't used Vista RTM yet, but I used builds 5546 (Pre-RC1), 5600 (RC1), 5728 (September 2006 CTP) and 5744 (I think that's what the number was; RC2) extensively as my primary OS for a few months. Personally, I am not at all a gamer, so that made the transition much easier for you. I will be honest - Wine and Cedega's compatibility levels are not nearly perfect. Wine is still technically pre-release software, and for good reason: it is too incomplete to
  7. If I were you, I'd go to http://ubuntu.com/ and download and burn that ISO. It is the most used distro right now by most estimates (although Fedora and OpenSuse are close and at times have beaten it recently). It is a normal distro that you install, but the install CD boots into a LiveCD and you can run it without installing. If you don't like the look and feel of it, then try Kubuntu (http://kubuntu.com ) instead. It is the same base system with an entirely different desktop enviroment, KDE. KDE is a bit more Windows- (and, in terms of eye-candy, OS X-) like and perfect if you like eye ca
  8. That's exactly why I use Ubuntu and my highly nLited XP install with the wonderful Windows Classic theme, no desktop background, Firefox (on both), Cygwin, and MSYS/MinGW
  9. Are you using Vista RTM, or an earlier build? I ran it on 5536, RC1, 5728, and RC2 constantly with no problems.
  10. I've tried it, but not the advanced display stuff (is it Compiz or Beryl here?). It is a decent OS, as Fedora Core tends to be, but coming from the Debian side, I have to say that it isn't nearly as good as Debian, Ubuntu, or the like.
  11. I agree with the suggestion of Debian. It is the best OS out there when it comes to server use. I personally prefer Ubuntu on the desktop, but that's just me.
  12. ...Unless the original poster was intending to run in on WINE.
  13. I'd use Ubuntu if I were you; it's what hooked me on Linux. Also, I've had experience with Fedora Core. It is a solid OS, very similar in many ways to Ubuntu, but in the end it is Red Hat-based. Ubuntu is Debian-based which gives it a huge edge, especially when it comes to installing software. And this isn't Linux, but you might want to try PC-BSD. It's package management system is just like Windows; you download a *.pbi file and go through an installation wizard. It also has the legendary FreeBSD ports system, which is excellent, but a bit harder to use.
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