Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). Funny- Lindows Rock - General Discussion Discussions on AppleInsider Forums Toggle navigation All Forums Recent Posts Sign In Funny- Lindows Rock hmurchison Posted: June 29, 2003 1:34PM in General Discussion edited January 2014 http://images.lindows.com/closed/LindowsRock.htmlFlash and Audio Required. Comments Reply 1 of 16 ebby Posts: 3,110member June 29, 2003 2:03PM Thanks. That's just what I needed this morning. Reply 2 of 16 ast3r3x Posts: 5,012member June 29, 2003 2:21PM haha thats awesomei never actually saw lindows in action...the UI doesn't look that bad i'm impressed...beats XP haha Reply 3 of 16 alcimedes Posts: 5,486member June 29, 2003 2:36PM give lindows another year or so. most reviews i read panned it relative to XP and getting stuff actually done, but they also said it's improved vastly in recent time, and is just getting better. Reply 4 of 16 klinux Posts: 453member June 29, 2003 2:45PM Good find! Reply 5 of 16 hmurchison Posts: 12,341member June 29, 2003 3:14PM Alcimedes, I agree. I'll probably end up grabbing it around version 5 or 6. That little production of theirs brought a smile to my face. Reply 6 of 16 fellowship Posts: 5,038member June 29, 2003 3:19PM Quote:Originally posted by hmurchison http://images.lindows.com/closed/LindowsRock.htmlFlash and Audio Required. That is great! hahahahahahaha Reply 7 of 16 ast3r3x Posts: 5,012member June 29, 2003 3:29PM this seems like a real competitor for windows...is it?man it would be sweet to see these guys put a sqeeze on MS...i think MS could be good if they were forced to be innovative to stay ahead Reply 8 of 16 steve Posts: 523member June 29, 2003 3:53PM Well, coming from someone who actually has a Lindows box sitting right underneath my desk right now (currently just running Folding@home), it's not as "slick" as they make it out to be. This may have changed with version 4 (mine's running 3), but I find it no less confusing than Windows (in fact, XP runs circles around it in both intuitiveness and overall speed). Most of the stuff in the touted Click-N-Run actually costs money to buy, and many programs that are free don't seem to install correctly (why do they open to black screens?).Still, to get a Duron 1.1GHz w/200MHz FSB computer complete with hard disk and super-fast CD drive, can't beat their subsidized deals. And yes, I am downloading that MP3. Reply 9 of 16 groverat Posts: 10,872member June 29, 2003 10:49PM Wal-Mart ships their Microtel PCs with Lindows. That's a fairly big outlet if they ever move them into local electronics departments instead of just the web store. Reply 10 of 16 rageous Posts: 2,170member June 30, 2003 8:34AM Yes! That Ballmer pic is priceless. Reply 11 of 16 paul Posts: 5,278member June 30, 2003 9:27AM they really are shameless in their copying of apple... checkout their website AND their chat application Reply 12 of 16 ghost_user_name Posts: 22,667member June 30, 2003 10:00AM Quote:Originally posted by Paul they really are shameless in their copying of apple... checkout their website AND their chat application And the Trash icon and many others.What can you say, really?Lindows' purpose is precisely about shamelessly copying the competition. Reply 13 of 16 dstranathan Posts: 1,717member June 30, 2003 7:02PM I'm running Lindows 3 and its kinda weak. It's basically a Debian distro (apt-get, etc) with KDE, etc. It's intended to "trick" users into thinking it's Windows I think. Reply 14 of 16 airsluf Posts: 1,861member June 30, 2003 7:41PM Reply 15 of 16 i, fred Posts: 125member June 30, 2003 8:53PM Quote:Originally posted by AirSluf Lindows is run by a snake oil salesman. Sold his way out of MP3.com with only about $742 Mil while his employees got dick. You though Enron was bad? Ahhh....the rich are different than you or me, they have more money. Reply 16 of 16 progmac Posts: 1,850member July 1, 2003 12:37AM the picture of bill with the morphed smiley face rolling around at the end was way creepy.let's not call the interface lindows, let's call it KDE, because that's what it is. the thing that makes KDE so lame (IMO) is that everything it does seems to imitate windows features, so it is always a step behind. all the while they say how awful windows is....the whole thing is kind of strange. linux isn't a good desktop OS, sorry. cheap, yes.and yes, the Lindows CEO guy is a jackass. Sign In or Register to comment.