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Old 3rd May 2004, 20:54   #41
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First I discovered I wasn't going to able to install it in the first place because I had the wrong version for my proc. Don't really have an opinion on that, I am just happy that I'm using a certain OS now that kinda autodetects that.[/b]
If you download the 586 (pentium 1 or beter) version it runs on any (pentium or better) computer.

Don't asume Windows 'autodedects' your cpu architecture: it doesn't. It has a few tricks to enable SSE(2) optmized code when you use a P3 / P4, but basically it's compiled for a Pentium 1 CPU.

If you compile Gentoo from scratch, or download a precompiled (binary) version, you have the option for the code to be compiled for your specific processor.

So don't be annoyed for Gentoo having this option, be annoyed for Windows not having it. : )
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Just don't try to play any real games on it (solitaire is not a real PC game)
Ut2003 / 2004 works great in linux if you have an nvidia card. : )
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can you actually play UT under Linux with the normal CD's?
 
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Yes, ut2003/2004 has a linux installer on the disc as far as i know.
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Ok thanks for the replies. I was wanting to install gentoo onto one of the following PC's. My A64 (which the CD I had did not support) or my Dual P3 ( had to do something in order to make that run nicely too ).

So plan B: Get a CD that supports my A64. Get new manual.

or I might just go for it.
 
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Check this out.

http://www.jonggroen.be/beelden/weggevers/nogates3.swf
 
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omg! one nice commercial
tho I'm not 'groen!' I do like that way of thinking ... some high schools already implement linux ... some still use windows

I've even seen a school using (the dead) BeOS... that was cool

for those of you who have an ATI card ...
install slackware 9.1 ...
maybe run swaret after install ...
then install the ati drivers from the ati site ... it works ... might have to check out www.linuxquestions.com forums though, some very handy tricks
 
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Check this out.

http://www.jonggroen.be/beelden/weggevers/nogates3.swf
For the english audience : it's a site from a political party demanding an open, free source OS for students to work with.
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anybody ever tried collegelinux?

liked it back then, but changed to slack quickly ... as it is based on slack, I thought it was better to use to source rather than the expansion
 
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