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Old 31st August, 2003, 12:48 PM
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A friend was giving away some old software and I asked for these-

SuSE Linux 6.2 Retail Box (with StarOffice 5.1 Personal Edition)

SunSoft SolarNet PC-NFS Pro with license.

Microsoft Windows for Workgroups & MS-DOS (with User's Guide)- Still shrinkwrapped with license.

I'm somewhat of an OS collector and like to try different things.
I started out on Win98 se, and went to WinME very briefly (I hated it), then to XP the day it hit the shelves. Then I got brave and tried Mandrake 8.1, Mandrake 8.2, Red Hat 8, and Lindows.
I even gave BeOs a try but it wouldn't work with my WinModem so I couldn't get online with it.

So I've run a small gammet of recent OS's, but was intriged by earlier ones. I intend to give these a go round, on a spare hard drive, when they arrive, and will report on how it goes.
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Did you like Mandrake? I am planning on installing it on a second PC.
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Did you like Mandrake? I am planning on installing it on a second PC.
Mandrake was my first attempt at Linux and I was quite happy with how easy it installed and set up.

I do think that Red Hat ran better on that particular pc, though.
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A friend was giving away some old software and I asked for these-

SuSE Linux 6.2 Retail Box (with StarOffice 5.1 Personal Edition)

SunSoft SolarNet PC-NFS Pro with license.

Microsoft Windows for Workgroups & MS-DOS (with User's Guide)- Still shrinkwrapped with license.

I'm somewhat of an OS collector and like to try different things.
I started out on Win98 se, and went to WinME very briefly (I hated it), then to XP the day it hit the shelves. Then I got brave and tried Mandrake 8.1, Mandrake 8.2, Red Hat 8, and Lindows.
I even gave BeOs a try but it wouldn't work with my WinModem so I couldn't get online with it.

So I've run a small gammet of recent OS's, but was intriged by earlier ones. I intend to give these a go round, on a spare hard drive, when they arrive, and will report on how it goes.
Excellent! Once in a while, the pioneering spirit works "backwards." I liked SuSE 6.2 a LOT. I'm told that WFWG 3.11 isn't a lot of fun. I have it stashed, but I haven't bothered with it. The one from Sun is new to me. Please keep us au courant of your adventures!
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