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Lindows For Free

Discussion in 'Linux / Unix Discussion' started by AJ, Apr 19, 2004.

  1. AJ

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    Ok I've only heard of this product by name. Never used it but my boss has and he says that it is OK but not in a work environment.

    Anyway the reason for this post is to say that M$ are suing Lindows and they are having to change their name to Linspire.

    So what I hear you cry. Well you can get it for free (that's free).

    Check this out

    Big down load though over 600mb, just registered and when I get the chance I shall have a bash at it.
     
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  2. SimonV

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    I read this the other week, this has been going on for months with MS and Lindows. It does however look from the screenshots be a nice distro with plenty of features. Keep us posted AJ on its use.
     
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  3. tripwire45
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    I haven't had a lot of sleep over the weekend so I don't feel like guessing what the one word code is. Anybody have the answer? If you don't want to post it openly, just PM me. Thx.
     
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  4. mattwest

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    I'd be interested to see how to works in a real environment too, so keep us posted as to how it goes, what its like etc.

    Cheers! :)

    Matt
     
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  5. Jakamoko
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    I believe Evesham have already been shipping PCs with Lindows pre-installed. Seemed to go down well (mind you, so did SS Titanic !)
     
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  6. SimonV

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    Just read this again and realised its a free offer if you download it using bit torrent. Cool, looks like the PC will be on over night then.
     
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  7. AJ

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    The coupon password is Lindows (case sentitive)
     
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  8. SimonV

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    Thanks AJ, I got it after a few tries as it said in the text

     
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  9. Phoenix
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    personaly im not a real fan of Lindows, seems pretty easy to use but cuts out alot of the power that makes *nix so attractive, looks pretty though :)
     
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  10. tripwire45
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    I successfully ordered it last night but now, how do I download it. I wasn't taken to a downloads page. I visited the sight and signed in this morning but there's no indication on the site that I have a sale pending. I did receive my receipt via e-mail, though.
     
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  11. SimonV

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    Once you've logged into the site, under the My Linspire tab click >My Products > CD Downloads then >Download immediately using Bit-Torrent.

    As it says you will need Bit-Torrent to download the file but there is a link with info on how to use it
     
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  12. tripwire45
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    Ok, I did as you described...went to my products and downloaded using bit-torent. There was something about having to download BitTorrent by clicking a link so I did that, too. Double clicked on the Linspire download, box opened up. Some red letters indicating an error, but I have something called "linspire-full-4.5.393.iso" in one of my folders. I assume from here that I can create a CD with the OS on it.
     
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  13. SimonV

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    If you now have the ISO image file downloaded then yes that needs to be burnt to CD.

    I use Nero and there is an option to burn to CD from an image file, so all I do is select that and choose the ISO file and off it goes. I'm sure most good burning software will have a similar feature
     
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  14. tripwire45
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    Didn't work. Contains 0 bytes. The CD burning software opens but doesn't find a valid file.
     
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  15. SimonV

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    You must not have downloaded the full ISO. It was over 9 hours for my download as I wasnt getting a very good transfer rate. If you have bit torrent installed then when you follow the links as discribed above then you should see a window like this so you know the download is in progress.

    [​IMG]
     
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  16. tripwire45
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    Yow! Seventeen hours. I wouldn't dare tie up my phone line at home that long. That's why I wanted to do the download here at work to minimize the time. I e-mailed their tech support. Obviously, something is awry.
     
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  17. SimonV

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    Your not downloading it Linspires servers, bit torrent is a peer to peer type downloading method.

    See here http://bitconjurer.org/BitTorrent/introduction.html

    You'll be donwloading form others while others are downloading it from you at the same time. :eek:
     
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  18. SimonV

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    How did you get on with the download Trip. I just installed in on my old laptop and I'm posting this through Linspires Internet suite 1.5 :lol:

    I must admit that its quite a simple OS to navigate oh and pretty : :)
     
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  19. tripwire45
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    Too busy to deal with it right now. Their tech support suggested I try to download it again (as if I hadn't already). I'll worry about it in a few days.
     
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