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It"s a pity. I was never able to succeed with doing what I do in windows in Linux and I thought if I could do something with Mac OS X, but no hopes. Any idea on the open solaris?? How would an installation alongside windows be?
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No OS principally limits what you can do on a computer. Instead of looking at a different OS, have you tried solving the problem at hand using the OS you already have?
Jothi has a problem with networking in ubuntu.
If your hardware is not well-supported by Linux, it is unlikely to be supported by OpenSolaris, as OpenSolaris has a far smaller installed base and community.
If windows does what you want it to do, then why switch? I mean, you keep talking about dual booting. If you plan to keep Windows I just don't understand the need for something else, especially if you can't get anything else to work. If you wanted to replace Windows, well, that's a different story.
As far as OSX on non Mac hardware goes, I never understood the point in folks wanting to do that beyond geek boredom. Half of the Mac experience is the hardware. For me anyway.
Jothi Shankar Kumar wrote:Gregg, I want to just expand my knowledge with another OS which probably was Linux but my inability to get them do all what I have been doing with Windows is worrying me.
There are ways to get Linux and OS X to crash at random intervals, although it's tricky business. The easiest way is to take your RAM chips out and bury them in the yard for a few weeks, then reinstall them without cleaning.
And although neither OS requires that you reboot every time you update any application or move the mouse, there's nothing stopping you from doing it voluntarily, if you so choose.
Is there something else that Windows can do that Linux or OS X can't? I'd be genuinely interested to hear what it is.
try vmware for "learning". I have a mac book, and to tell you the truth, i am planning on moving (i already have an HP vista ultimate 64 box that i got last yr) my desktop to mac desk, i just like the programming integration that it provides me with (Java is kind sux0r because of the stupid old version, but hey their updated one will be quote tweaked unquote; for mac os x ... :\ ).
Btw, try compiling linux kernel from source (2.6.8), it will give you max control and options, and i'd be surprised if cant find your stuff properly ... loads of options to choose from