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jmacavali 02-23-2010 01:38 PM

Ready for something other than Windows
 
Wanted: Free OS, prefer something that can be added to a Windows Domain.

CBrooks 02-23-2010 02:07 PM

Re: Ready for something other than Windows
 
Bored at work much? Lol :D

Cabbs 02-23-2010 02:35 PM

Re: Ready for something other than Windows
 
Ubuntu?

jmacavali 02-23-2010 02:46 PM

Re: Ready for something other than Windows
 
I've used Ubuntu. It's decent enough.

What else ya got?

Also, I'd really like to join it to a Windows Domain, because yes I may get bored at work from time to time...

Cabbs 02-23-2010 02:48 PM

Re: Ready for something other than Windows
 
Nothing, ubuntu is the only other non windows/mac os I've used.

VINMAN46 02-23-2010 03:12 PM

Re: Ready for something other than Windows
 
there other ones besides ubuntu?

cboucher 02-23-2010 03:14 PM

Re: Ready for something other than Windows
 
I've used Suse Linux to connect to shares on a Windows Domain (administrative shares, too). I remember having to log into the share with a valid AD account when connecting, though. I don't think the Linux box was ever "joined" to the Domain. Play with the Samba settings, though. It may be possible.

foothead 02-23-2010 06:06 PM

Re: Ready for something other than Windows
 
Debian can.

Its great.

Also try FreeBSD.

tom-knox 02-23-2010 06:37 PM

Re: Ready for something other than Windows
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by VINMAN46 (Post 1011786)
there other ones besides ubuntu?

I guess you're speaking ironically, but if not, yea there are dozens of versions (or distros) of the linux base all OS ones are free and user developed.
They all offer different advantages/disadvantages

Legodude522 02-23-2010 11:06 PM

Re: Ready for something other than Windows
 
Debian, Fedora, PCBSD, and then there is also Haiku if you really want to try something new.

I personally just settled on Ubuntu. Don't know if I'm keeping it yet.


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