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 Post subject: Finally got a new system
PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2004 9:18 am 
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Here is the link to my purchase order: http://www.ibuypower.com/ibp/Carts/ShoppingCart.aspx
Click on AMD 64 link on the page

It is a pretty tight system with LCD monitor include. I figure it should last me about 2 years before I need any update. All I'll be doing is matlab, mathematica, mathcad, and c++; therefore, the sound and video cards are plenty good enough.

There will be no Windows on it. I'll run it on Suse Linux 9.1 Pro.

Does anyone know a good site to download a lot of fun freewares for Linux. Download.com doesn't have a lot of cool stuffs for Linux.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2004 9:50 am 
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You could try the links thread. :roll:


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2004 10:58 am 
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I'd suggest using Yast. Even thought there might not be something on the disk. there's more then likely something out on the FTPs that are avilable.

linux.org has a pretty good collection of stuff, but a lot of those are probably within the SuSE archives.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2004 2:22 pm 
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sorry that the link doesn't work. i cut and paste it before it went to the final billing page.

i'll poste as text here tomorrow. it is a sweet little system on sale.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2004 2:26 pm 
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I read about this software that imbedds Windows environment on Linux OS. There are several free and commercial version. I wonder where I can get the free one. I like the idea of having two OS running at the same time, but I can't afford a ThinClient box, so I need to go with a imbedd environment setup.

Anyone knows where to look for that?

Thanks,

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2004 2:33 pm 
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You might be thinking of VMWare .. but there is no free version of that.

I don't know of any free software that allows you to run one OS inside another ... though I'd like to, if such a thing exists.


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Other then VMWare, the only thing I can think of outside of that is Wine and WineX.

Although nothing is really guaranteed with that.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2004 4:44 pm 
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True, but Wine / WineX don't let you run Windows .. they let you run Windows apps ... a big difference, especially if you need to run Windows for development.


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Something there sounds strange....doing windows development on a linux box :shock:

Anyhow, I didn't get that impression from that embedded statement. eh..what do I know..I've been known to misread things before :)


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furball146 wrote:
Something there sounds strange....doing windows development on a linux box :shock:


Hehe .. I do all of my development on a linux box. :) It is just that part of that development involves working in windows through VMWare (when I had a license) or by shelling into a windoze box.


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Jipstyle wrote:
You might be thinking of VMWare .. but there is no free version of that.

I don't know of any free software that allows you to run one OS inside another ... though I'd like to, if such a thing exists.


I got MingGW running on Windows. MingGW is basically a non-GUI Linux. The environment is probably the best out there, unlike cygwin's sucky setup. However, it is a pain to configure MingGW. MingGW is free. There are free Windows emulators out there, I just forgot the name. The commerical one cost about 600 bucks and are super good. The problem is that I don't have 600 bucks to spend on an embedded OS.

I am thinking about getting Red Hat Enterprise. I wonder if anyone got any experience with it. The free Suse and Fedora are super sucky on OpenOffice.org; it freeze 9 out of 10 times I use it.


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furball146 wrote:
Other then VMWare, the only thing I can think of outside of that is Wine and WineX.

Although nothing is really guaranteed with that.


R they free and good? Have anyone test them out?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2004 1:41 pm 
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Here is a old list of the things on my new purchase. For security reason, the link won't work if I close the originial browse window. My system should arrive in 3 days and will have slightly better graphic card and a LCD screen). The list is the basic option which I expanded the parts that had big discount.

I am not big on gaming so 128MB graphic card should be just fine for 5 years since I'll still be using the same softwares at the time, hopefully without having to upgrade to more expensive editions.

*BASE_PRICE: [+750]
CAS: (NEW !!!) X-BLADE Mid-Tower 450W W/ WINDOW & LCD Temperature Display + FAN CONTROL (BLACK COLOR [+0])
CD: SONY 16X DVD-ROM [+28] (BLACK COLOR [+0])
CDRW: CD-RW 52X32X52 (BLACK COLOR [+0])
CASUPGRADE: NONE
CPU: IntelĀ® PentiumĀ® 4 Processor @ 3.0GHz 800MHz FSB with HYPER THREAD TECHNOLOGY[+0]
CABLE: NONE
FLOPPY: 1.44 MB FLOPPY DRIVE (BLACK COLOR [+0])
FLASHMEDIA: INTERNAL 6in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR [+7])
FAN: Intel CERTIFIED CPU FAN & HEATSINK + 3 EXTRA COLOR CASE FANS [+19]
HDD: 120GB 7200 RPM ATA 100 HARD DRIVE [+16]
HDD2: 120GB 7200 RPM ATA 100 HARD DRIVE [+90]
IEEE_CARD: YES
KEYBOARD: PS2 MULTIMEDIA INTERNET CONTROL KEYBOARD (BLACK COLOR [+3])
MOUSE: PS2 INTERNET MOUSE W/ WHEEL (BLACK COLOR [+0])
MP3PLAYER: NONE
MSGAME1: NONE
MSGAME2: NONE
MSGAME3: NONE
MOTHERBOARD: *(DDR400-800MHz FSB)ABIT IS7-E I865PE 800MHz FSB MB W/ SATA,LAN & SOUND
MEMORY: 1 GB (512MBx2) PC3200 400MHz Dual Channel DDR MEMORY (Standard Major Brand) [+140]
MONITOR: NONE
MODEM: PCI 56K V.92 FAX MODEM W/ VOICE [+12]
NVIDIA_GAMES: NONE
NETWORK: ONBOARD 10/100 NETWORK CARD
OS: NONE - FORMAT HARD DRIVE ONLY
PRINTER: None
PRINTER_CABLE: None
POWERSUPPLY: STANDARD CASE POWER SUPPLY
RAID: NONE
RUSH: NO; READY TO SHIP IN 5~10 BUSINESS DAYS
SCANNER: NONE
SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY PLUS TWO-YEAR ONSITE SERVICE [+40]
SOUND: 3D WAVE ON-BOARD 5.1 SOUND CARD
SPEAKERS: 600WATT PMPO SUBWOOFER STEREO SPEAKERS
SOFT5: NONE
SOFT2: NONE
TEMP: Vantec NXP-101 Nexus Multi-Function Panel w/ 2USB, IEEE, & LCD [+35]
VIDEO: ATI RADEON 9200 SE 8X AGP 128MB DDR W/ TV-OUT & DVI
VIDEOCAMERA: NONE
WIRELESSPOINT: NONE
WIRELESSCARD: NONE
ZIP: NONE

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Juan Mendez wrote:
R they free and good? Have anyone test them out?


Wine is Free, you'll have to define good. I"ve never been able toget the apps I run to work with it, but that's me. You might be running something else that'll run fine with it.


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Juan Mendez wrote:
I got MingGW running on Windows. MingGW is basically a non-GUI Linux.


No, it isn't.

From their website:
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MinGW ("Minimalistic GNU for Windows") refers to a set of runtime headers, used in building a compiler system based on the GNU GCC and binutils projects. It compiles and links code to be run on Win32 platforms... providing C, C++ and Fortran compilers plus other related tools.


GNU != Linux. Runtime headers != an operating system.

Juan Mendez wrote:
There are free Windows emulators out there, I just forgot the name. The commerical one cost about 600 bucks and are super good.


I wasn't talking about Windows emulators. I was talking about VMware, which doesn't emulate an OS.

Juan Mendez wrote:
The problem is that I don't have 600 bucks to spend on an embedded OS.


The solution to your problem is called 'dual booting.'

Juan Mendez wrote:
I am thinking about getting Red Hat Enterprise. I wonder if anyone got any experience with it. The free Suse and Fedora are super sucky on OpenOffice.org; it freeze 9 out of 10 times I use it.


You might want to try installing them correctly. 9 out of 10 times, that will solve the problem.


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Juan Mendez wrote:
Here is a old list of the things on my new purchase. For security reason, the link won't work if I close the originial browse window. My system should arrive in 3 days and will have slightly better graphic card and a LCD screen).

... blahblahblah useless system info blahblahblah


We answered your question. Why are you still posting in this thread?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2004 5:23 am 
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Jipstyle wrote:
Juan Mendez wrote:
Here is a old list of the things on my new purchase. For security reason, the link won't work if I close the originial browse window. My system should arrive in 3 days and will have slightly better graphic card and a LCD screen).

... blahblahblah useless system info blahblahblah


We answered your question. Why are you still posting in this thread?


You answered my question, why r you still checking and replying to the thread??? :evil: :twisted: :wink:

Actually, I installed OpenOffice.org correctly. It is just not good enough to handle large files. You may want to try to plot a 3D graph using 5000+ points to test it out. A few people in the area are having the same problem.


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