joukio at gmail
Sep 16, 2005, 11:25 AM
Post #11 of 11
nope, and I think I'll stuck to my netbootable clients and install and buy
On 9/16/05, Derek Meek <thekazan [at] gmail> wrote:
> Have you tried getting it to work under Wine :P
> AJ Hettema wrote:
> > hi all,
> > I agree with the fact that the kids are probably better of with Linux
> > as with Winblows XP. But there is a small problem:
> > they need to use software from/fore school wich only runs on Windows XP.
> > I think I'll end up on installing 2 machine's anyway. for making it
> > And for the record, the youngest one (almost 5 years old) can't read,
> > but knows how to login on a command line already :D,
> > and I will give them the local root password, cause you will only
> > learn how computers work if you can screw them and install it all over
> > again.
> > greatings
> > On 9/16/05, *Dewey Smolka* <dsmolka [at] gmail
> > <mailto:dsmolka [at] gmail>> wrote:
> > >
> > > A few suggestions...
> > >
> > > 1. Knoppmyth. Just document what ip addresses and other settings
> > > need to be changed. Inconvenient, but easily the least expensive.
> > I'll second this, but with one caveat: you have to make sure that your
> > Knoppmyth disc is the same Myth version as your BE or else you'll get
> > db connection errors.
> > <snip>
> > > 3. Ditch Windows. My kids use KDE on one of the myth frontends.
> > > It was a little difficult for the first few weeks, but they have
> > > adjusted fine and are able to do anything any of thier friends
> > can do. The
> > > usb drive my 10 year old uses for school loads up fine from the
> > > windows box at school to the linux box at home.
> > >
> > > Paul
> > I'll second this as well. It may seem impossible at first but there's
> > really nothing outside of games on MS Windows that a good Linux system
> > can't do (except maybe trojans, viruses, and DRM), and an awful lot on
> > Linux that MS can't or won't do (generating pdfs, managing separate
> > network interfaces and subnets, customizing, tweaking, scripting,
> > logging, going months without a reboot, etc).
> > When I first built a Myth box about as year and a half ago, I was also
> > looking for a way to make it work with my MS XP laptop. It didn't, at
> > least not well, and was generally a pain.
> > I ended up installing FC3 and making it dual-boot, which solved all
> > the Myth problems. It also means that I've been using MS a lot less as
> > time has gone on, and don't really miss it at all (though I must
> > admit
> > I do still boot to MS from time to time to play Railroad Tycoon).
> > I guess the answer is that you can probably get some of the
> > funtionality of Myth on MS Windows, but it's easier in the short-run
> > to set up a dual boot or Linux-only system as a frontend, and better
> > in the long-run for all of us -- as the Linux user base increases, so
> > do the number and quality of apps, the level of hardware support from
> > vendors, and the speed with which improvements are made and
> > incorporated.
> > Also, it's a common misconception that computers in general and Linux
> > in particular are difficult for kids. This couldn't be further from
> > the truth -- just remember when you were young and were the only one
> > in your house that could figure out how to program the VCR.
> > Give a kid MS Windows, and he'll (or she'll) learn how to point and
> > click. Give a kid Linux and he'll learn how computers work. Don't give
> > them the root password and there's only so much they can screw up.
> > Can't say that about XP.
> > Good luck
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