Thread: Other OS's ? Looking for a List
12-27-2004, 12:37 AM #1Other OS's ? Looking for a List
Hey! I'm just looking for a big list of FREE operating systems. Other than windows or OS X. I'm waiting to buy a mac and want to try something else on my second HD till i get one. So do you know of any ? Any oother than linux? Something that works on FAT or NFTS ? Thanks.
12-27-2004, 01:59 AM #2zeppsterGuest
There is Minix but it is very old and it is basicly just like Linux except way worse. There is also FreeBSD witch is also similar to Linux. Linux is veryy good, you should just try different disrtos like Fedora and SuSE. http://linuxiso.org/
12-27-2004, 08:45 AM #3hustlaGuestOriginally Posted by zeppster
Fedora MDK and knoppix have 64-bit versions
12-27-2004, 09:49 AM #4zeppsterGuestOriginally Posted by hustla
Linux is light years ahead of where minix will ever be. Minix isn't even a multitasking kernel. Tanenbaum was overcharging way too much and it was not meant to "show you around the OS"
12-27-2004, 11:36 AM #5
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You could also check http://distrowatch.com/ as they have pretty much all the Linux distros sorted and will show you how to get each one.Looking for a PowerMac G4 for $500 or less USD.
12-28-2004, 09:17 PM #6
Alright. The only reason i'm looking for something other than linux is because i always screw up the installation with partitioning. But I will burn a few more distros from *.iso's and see what i can do. I remember i went to an anti windows site once and it had a list of 100 operating systems other than windows. But that page i think si gone now. Thanks! I will try some of your suggestions. Any more? Is every OS based on UNIX or DOS? Or is their somehting else.
12-29-2004, 04:31 PM #7zeppsterGuestOriginally Posted by shaun89
Linux does seem to be the best for the most amount of people. If your having trouble with installing try Mandrake or Fedora core 1 (2 is STILL really buggy)
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