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Post by Patz QuickBASIC Creations » Sat Aug 20, 2005 2:33 pm

I am about to make 2 HUGE changes in my programming that I need answers to.

First: Anyone have experience with Linspire 5.0? (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications ... u=L22-1000) Don't judge it from it's past, because people have said its changed ALOT. How is it compared to WINDOWS?

Question 1.5: Is FreeBasic compatible with Linspire 5.0?

Second: What is the best and worst advantages with having FreeBasic? What syntax changes are there from PDS>FB?

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Post by The Walrus » Sat Aug 20, 2005 2:37 pm

I've tried Linspire 5.0 on my computer and it rules :P It's a great OS with a lot of fancy stuff and good accessories. It's also quick and stable. If Linspire supported Half-Life 2 I wouldn't be running Windows right now. So, well, to keep it short: It's a great OS with a lot of functionality and possibilites.

Oh, and the default wallpaper looks nice 8)
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Post by Patz QuickBASIC Creations » Sat Aug 20, 2005 2:43 pm

Walrus: Try getting Win4Lin from CNR (if you want) and then you can play HL2 :wink: (as long as you have Win 9x-ME on CD)

(I know all this crap b\c I've been reading up on it.)
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Post by The Walrus » Sat Aug 20, 2005 2:45 pm

Really?? :shock: I'll have to try that out, thanks :P
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Post by Patz QuickBASIC Creations » Sat Aug 20, 2005 4:43 pm

I'm going to bump the heck out of this thread untile I get some answers to my other problems! Jake, thanks
Nobody seems to like MAC either... :wink: Maybe the FreeBasic team should work on a version for MAC...
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Post by Nodtveidt » Sat Aug 20, 2005 11:23 pm

fork Macintosh.

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Post by ShadowWolf » Sun Aug 21, 2005 8:28 am

PQBC freebasic linux version runs on most linux distro can see why it woudn't work on Linspire 5.0

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Post by matt2jones » Sun Aug 21, 2005 8:58 am

I like macs. I grew up on a System 7 mac SE, with a hard disk (unheard of at the time of buying them, because it ment you only had one floppy disk).

I don't own one, and I never will again, but (as was said in the gui history tutorial), they were fork WAAAAY ahead of anything else at the time. The only reason they didn't dominate is because good products don't sell, good sellers do, and Apple are not good businessmen.

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Post by MystikShadows » Sun Aug 21, 2005 9:28 am

Amen to that Matt.

Macintosh, Amiga even the Atari ST, TT and Falcon when you think about it. were all a good 12 years atleas ahead of their time back then and still more affordable than PC's (well except for Macs) ;-). And I'm not just talking cause they had GUIs and the PC didn't. I'm talking internal guts too.

But today, seems everybody (Apple, Linux, Windows) are all sorta reaching their peeks, everything looks and feels the same pretty much. And now that Macs are gonna be Intel Based machines well, you get the picture. That's why I said there really hasn't been a big breakthrough in my article on GUI history, since 1996. Addons, new things, some that just had to happen. but really no Big computer revolution so to speak since 1996. I think it's time for a revolution, personally speaking :-).

Some "REAL" "never seen before" stuff. The recyble bin has had many faces (new bitmaps) but it's still a damn recycle bin that does the same thing...problem is, it's that way for all commercialGUIs out there. New Icons, new effects (as in eye candy), some better hardware support, but really, nothing new, big, revolutionary at all. I'm not impressed with any commercial GUI makers these days.
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Post by Nodtveidt » Sun Aug 21, 2005 8:39 pm

I don't know about the rest of you but I expect the GUI to remain consistent over the years and not suddenly spring some new surprise feature that breaks half of my usage of the computer. Therefore, I could give a shit if some new GUI design comes out every other month...I like things the way they are. :D

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Post by Patz QuickBASIC Creations » Tue Aug 23, 2005 3:23 pm

What syntax changes are there from PDS to FB?

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Post by Patz QuickBASIC Creations » Sat Aug 27, 2005 1:40 pm

It's a bump... HAUS....
It's mighty annoying, having no one respond to me...*continues humming tune*

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