So I gave the dual monitor thing a try...

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  1. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    ... and it failed massively. I couldn't get X setup to support both monitors, it would boot up and everything with stuff on both, and if I was in console mode it showed up on both, but I couldn't get X to recognize both.

    I think the problem could be my video card drivers, it doesn't recognize the second head on the card. That'd make sense, since people seem to have lots of trouble with nVidia cards and Linux.
     
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    W2K > *nix

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    XP > W2K > *nix
     
  4. crontab

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    Let's see how useful any windows OS will be through a 300 baud modem. Right. I thought so.

    -crontab -l
     
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    No one mentioned anything about a 300 baud modem?
     
  7. crontab

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    Nope, but it shows that that Win2K !> *nix.

    And to be devil's advocate, no one mentioned anything about comparing win2k and *nix did they? Hmm?
     
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    Okay, obviously you're taking this waaaaaay too seriously. But I don't know how a 300 baud modem is better on either platform. Kind of like saying, "Today is the 2nd Firday in the month, therefor Win2K !> *nix"

    And, he wouldn't have had this problem in W2K which was the point.
     
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    Sure, I take everything waaaaaay too seriously. Very good deduction. :rolleyes: Do I need to use those emocons like the rest of OT to show I'm not serious? Besides, if I was, do you have any problems with that? If so, why do you even care?

    Welp the original thread poster posted how he was unable to perform a task on one OS. You joking proclaimed that one OS was better than another. I threw an old tale displaying how one OS was more useful through a small pipe than another and it seems that people got bent out of shape. Guess I assumed you people were propellerheads. It appears not. Oh well.

    A 300 baud modem will not perform better "on" any platform. That's not what I said. I said how will an OS be more useful "through" a 300 baud modem, in other words remotely with a 300 baud pipe. You're thinking of the original issue how one feature performs better or just performs on an OS. I'm not. I pointing out the fact that for one to use win2k remotely, they will need a 28k modem at most. I've used TS though this and it sucked. Sure they can telnet in, but can they perform 100% of Win2k tasks at the cli? Nope. While a *nix user like I can administrate literally all of Wall Street through his 300 baud connection through his cell phone dial-up.

    Just point out this way serious fact.

    Here's to show how serious I am... :fawk:

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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    All that and you could have just said that WIndows relies on their GUI more than *nix
     
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    B B B But but but, i'm taking things seriously.... I don't want your presumptions to feel defunct. heh

    Besides, stating that windows relies more on a GUI doesn't show that OS > another OS. One needs to back it up. Or at least I need to. Since I am so serious and all.

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    The primary thing holding *nix back from wide acceptance is User friendliness: I have a hard enough time walking my mom through setting up a dialup connection in Windows, can imagine doing that with Linux? Not to mention how hard it is to use USB devices, or WINE... I think it is retarded that you have to recompile the kernal EVER!

    this looks like a hijack to me...
     
  13. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    I think we're getting off-topic here, the point was simply to say :fawk: to Penguin

    :rofl:
     
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    Don't make me lock this shit. :fawk: :rofl:
     
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    you could do it with Irix...
     
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    That's right, I'd have tons of other problems :p
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Yes, but you'd have all that space to DISPLAY those problems :fawk:
     
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    :rofl: I'm gonna play around with it some more tomorrow. I know it's possible to get it working (lots of other people have, with essentially the same setup as me), I just have to play with it until it works. Biggest problem might be clearing space for another monitor on this desk ;)
     

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