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From: Michel Catudal
Subject: Re: Which basic compiler to buy?
Date: 13 Dec 2002 19:55:08 -0600
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>> I have SuSE 8.0 with a Voodoo and have no problem.
>> For a modem use a real modem. The external Modem Blaster is
>> good and give a good banwidth. Winmodem are just good for the
>> garbage can anyway.
>> For the hardware you just have to check what hardware is supported
>> before you buy. As for Nvidia you should go to Nvidia's web site
>> for the drivers. They are the ones writing the drivers and you
>> can't get it with the distributions.
> So your telling to use obsolete hardware on my main machine. Voodoo was
> discontinued when 3DFX was taken over by Nvidia. External modem is not an
> option, as both serial ports are already occupied by a Yaesu FT817 ham
> rig, and an AEA PK88 TNC for ham radio packet use, and I don't want to
> start using Serial switches. Yes I do know that an internal ISA modem
> works with Linux, trouble with that my newish Athlon mainboard has no ISA
> slots, only PCI and AGP slots. It's the same with virtually all new
Not obsolete, just not sold anymore because the company was bought
out to kill the product. One more time where the DOJ was asleep at
Nvidia is well supported for Linux, you are talking out of ignorance.
As for the voodo I just mentionned this because I bought two of those
because of the good support for Linux. It works great. Unlike 3dfx
Nvidia doesn't want to release information on the cards but they do
support Linux. They actually have announced the drivers for use with
the 64 bits AMD chips.
> I am succesfully using Mandrake 8.0 on my second machine, but that is full
> of obsolete hardware. Which consists of a Pentium 3 500MHz, Nvidia GeForce
> 1, Soundblaster AWE64, an Adaptec 2940 SCSI card. I actually quite like
> the Gnome desktop environment.
I don't care for Gnome because it crashes too often.
I use KDE because it is more stable than gnome. I don't even have windoze on
my computer. I see enough of this shit at work.
> Linux is second to non when it comes to servers, but as a Desktop OS using
> the latest hardware forget it.
> I've seen the supported list of hardware, and when it comes to graphics,
> sound, cameras, printers and scanners its mostly older hardware.
As long as the manufacturers don't release code for Linux you have to wait
till some users write code for them. Don't knock Linux for that blame
> I do know about the Unix based Apple Os X, but that only runs on Macs.
> I'm not a total Micro$oft slave. I use Mozilla and Opera as my main
> browsers. But I use OE for news not Email. My main interest is ham radio,
> and nearly all ham radio software is for Windows or Dos.
> It's all a case of 'horses for courses'
> Mike Turner
Tired of Microsoft's rebootive multitasking?
then it's time to upgrade to Linux.
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