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not-yet
9th March 2008, 10:22 PM
Hi all

I want to know which is better

linux or windwos

bob
9th March 2008, 10:33 PM
Just to let you know that this question is a matter of taste and personal preference. Since you've posted it in the Gaming section, I'd guess that you're asking about 'gaming' in general. Keep in mind that most games are produced for Windows and relatively few are ported to linux. Cedega and Wine have limited abilities to run some (emphasis on 'some') Windows games.

On the other hand, there are many linux (free-source) games that may please you. My personal favorite is Sauerbraten-Cube and there's also a lot of 2D and 3D games that may keep the average person happy for a long time. That said, the clear advantage in gaming goes to Windows. More games, more variety. If you're into gaming, buy a gaming console or dual-boot for the best results.

JN4OldSchool
9th March 2008, 11:15 PM
As far as the platforms themselves. Linux! Take any game which is ported to both machines and run it on identical hardware. Linux machines are faster with better framerates.

disclaimer: I have not tried this in vista with DX10. Only XP Pro and DX9. Things might have changed.

However, that does one little good when all of their favorite games are windows only.

Jongi
10th March 2008, 12:07 AM
if gaming is your thing linux is not for you. hopefully one can say yet. but i wouldn't hold my breath.

not-yet
10th March 2008, 12:35 AM
sorry I thing I come to wrong section

I want to know about fedora features

is it better than windwos

bocz I can't install some programe and there are many problem I don't know how to solve it

JN4OldSchool
10th March 2008, 12:49 AM
sorry I thing I come to wrong section

I want to know about fedora features

is it better than windwos

bocz I can't install some programe and there are many problem I don't know how to solve it

So for you windows is obviously better. :)

bob
10th March 2008, 12:49 AM
Again, open a terminal and sign in as root (su -), then 'yum install yumex' and browse all the available programs. If you don't see what you want, how about searching the Forum or checking out one of the MANY options in the 'Guides & How-To's' Forum for help.

Again, your question makes no sense. It's your choice, use what you want and what you like. For other guides, here's a few:

http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mjm-fedora-f8.html
http://www.howtoforge.com/installation-guide-fedora8-desktop
http://optics.csufresno.edu/~kriehn/fedora/fedora_files/f8/f8.html
http://fedorasolved.org/
http://www.firewing1.com/content/category/3/37/36/

Wayne
10th March 2008, 03:42 AM
OS/2 is best

Wayne

not-yet
10th March 2008, 10:04 AM
thanks alt dear

befor 5 years I used lindwos but I face problem "can not connect network"

now I want to use fedora and make it as server

how I can start?

JN4OldSchool
10th March 2008, 01:30 PM
thanks alt dear

befor 5 years I used lindwos but I face problem "can not connect network"

now I want to use fedora and make it as server

how I can start?

Why not with the links Bob provided for you honey?

Wayne
10th March 2008, 01:33 PM
Why not with the links Bob provided for you honey?

What? You mean read something? Why can't I get spoon fed?

Wayne

Hlingler
10th March 2008, 01:36 PM
What? You mean read something? Why can't I get spoon fed?

WayneBecause by nature you like to be miserable and complain, of course. I know, I read it somewhere just today..... :D

V

Wayne
10th March 2008, 01:38 PM
Because by nature you like to be miserable and complain, of course. I know, I read it somewhere just today..... :D

V

Right, if you don't tell me the answers I'll get grumpy and go back to OS/2 :p

Wayne

bob
10th March 2008, 01:47 PM
*Ahem* People, we've got someone asking for help, who doesn't have English as a primary language.

Not_yet, I'd strongly urge you to look at a different distro if you're planning to use it as a server. Fedora's a very rapidly moving distro and is also Free & Open Source Software (FOSS) so you're going to have to do more searching for answers than with distros who are not. If you like .rpm, then consider CentOS, a free derivative of Red Hat. Otherwise, Debian or Open SuSE are decent choices. Fedora's support ends for it's versions in about 18 months, which for a server is very short. The other ones can last for several years.

Good luck to you.

Wayne
10th March 2008, 01:50 PM
It's a lot of reading but there's probably more info here than you need to know:

http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=94257

Wayne

JN4OldSchool
10th March 2008, 02:16 PM
I checked on not-yet and his previous threads. He is having network difficulties, but Leigh, the person in here I would trust most with my problems, tried to help him and was totally blown off. Maybe the code block he posted was too intimidating? At any rate, Leigh suggests:

su
yum install b43-fwcutter
/sbin/chkconfig --level 345 NetworkManager on
/sbin/chkconfig --level 345 NetworkManagerDispatcher on
/sbin/service NetworkManager start
/sbin/service NetworkManagerDispatcher start
wget http://downloads.openwrt.org/sources/broadcom-wl-4.80.53.0.tar.bz2
tar -jxvf broadcom-wl-4.80.53.0.tar.bz2
cd broadcom-wl-4.80.53.0/kmod
/usr/bin/b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware wl_apsta.o
echo "alias wlan0 b43" >> /etc/modprobe.conf
/sbin/service NetworkManager restart

in post #14 of this:

http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=182866

thread. He also supplies a link for ndiswrapper

http://forums.fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=174265&page=1&pp=10&highlight=BCM94311

if the b43-fwcutter does not work.

not-yet
4th April 2008, 07:37 PM
I checked on not-yet and his previous threads. He is having network difficulties, but Leigh, the person in here I would trust most with my problems, tried to help him and was totally blown off. Maybe the code block he posted was too intimidating? At any rate, Leigh suggests:

su
yum install b43-fwcutter
/sbin/chkconfig --level 345 NetworkManager on
/sbin/chkconfig --level 345 NetworkManagerDispatcher on
/sbin/service NetworkManager start
/sbin/service NetworkManagerDispatcher start
wget http://downloads.openwrt.org/sources/broadcom-wl-4.80.53.0.tar.bz2
tar -jxvf broadcom-wl-4.80.53.0.tar.bz2
cd broadcom-wl-4.80.53.0/kmod
/usr/bin/b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware wl_apsta.o
echo "alias wlan0 b43" >> /etc/modprobe.conf
/sbin/service NetworkManager restart

in post #14 of this:

http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=182866

thread. He also supplies a link for ndiswrapper

http://forums.fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=174265&page=1&pp=10&highlight=BCM94311

if the b43-fwcutter does not work.



[root@localhost admin]# su
su
yum install b43-fwcutter
/sbin/chkconfig --level 345 NetworkManager on
/sbin/chkconfig --level 345 NetworkManagerDispatcher on
/sbin/service NetworkManager start
/sbin/service NetworkManagerDispatcher start
wget http://downloads.openwrt.org/sources/broadcom-wl-4.80.53.0.tar.bz2
tar -jxvf broadcom-wl-4.80.53.0.tar.bz2
cd broadcom-wl-4.80.53.0/kmod
/usr/bin/b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware wl_apsta.o
echo "alias wlan0 b43" >> /etc/modprobe.conf
/sbin/service NetworkManager restart[root@localhost admin]# yum install b43-fwcutter
fedora 100% |=========================| 2.1 kB 00:00

updates 100% |=========================| 2.3 kB 00:00
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
Package b43-fwcutter - 008-1.fc8.i386 is already installed.
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package b43-fwcutter.i386 0:011-3.fc8 set to be updated
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

================================================== ===========================
Package Arch Version Repository Size
================================================== ===========================
Updating:
b43-fwcutter i386 011-3.fc8 updates 13 k

Transaction Summary
================================================== ===========================
Install 0 Package(s)
Update 1 Package(s)
Remove 0 Package(s)

Total download size: 13 k
Is this ok [y/N]: Is this ok [y/N]: Downloading Packages:
(1/1): b43-fwcutter-011-3 100% |=========================| 13 kB 00:03
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test

Finished Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
Updating : b43-fwcutter ######################### [1/2]
Cleanup : b43-fwcutter ######################### [2/2]

Updated: b43-fwcutter.i386 0:011-3.fc8
Complete!
[root@localhost admin]#
[root@localhost admin]#

Technopeasant
3rd May 2008, 09:49 AM
Linux is the best gaming system. Period! And Fedora is the best gaming distro that I know of. Any game that is not ported to Linux is not worth having (I am not just saying this as a Linux fanatic, most Windows games just suck! Especially the newer corporate titles).

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