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Ya know what... this phrase is too old for linux... "it worked out of the box"

its all iso's and stuff now

i think every time some one says "out of the box" referring to linux, an employee at novell or redhat sprouts an evil grin of satisfaction
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I reinstalled Arch last night. It worked out of the... net install?
    
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I would love to install openSUSE ootb, but $71.50 is ridic.

http://www.godboxslx.com/
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nburnes;13320709 
I would love to install openSUSE ootb, but $71.50 is ridic.

http://www.godboxslx.com/

wth? you can download it for free here:

http://software.opensuse.org/113/en

it looks like they are selling you tech support when you "buy" it from there.

if you want to buy disc for it instead of downloading, you can try distrowatch.com, they have good deals for 'em.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by transhour;13325495 
wth? you can download it for free here:

http://software.opensuse.org/113/en

it looks like they are selling you tech support when you "buy" it from there.

if you want to buy disc for it instead of downloading, you can try distrowatch.com, they have good deals for 'em.

Ah, I see you're new here on planet Earth. biggrin.gif

Way back in the dark ages of prehistory, software was distributed on physical disks in cardboard boxes. You literally took the disk(s) out of the box and installed the software from the physical media. Even some early versions of Linux were distributed this way.

This is the sense in which "out of the box" was being used here.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by error10;13326006 
Ah, I see you're new here on planet Earth. biggrin.gif

Way back in the dark ages of prehistory, software was distributed on physical disks in cardboard boxes. You literally took the disk(s) out of the box and installed the software from the physical media. Even some early versions of Linux were distributed this way.

This is the sense in which "out of the box" was being used here.

what can say, i've always liked the "digital" distribution model over the physical media.

i understood what ent meant, but i was wondering why this guy was having a cow over paid tech support for a boxset of opensuse smile.gif was just showing him where to get it for "free" or super cheap...hell if he wants, i can download it, burn it to dvd and plop it in a sleeve and send it to him thru snail mail smile.gif
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I used to get the Ubuntu disks in the mail, since they looked nice and came with free stickers. Now I wouldn't be caught dead with a Ubuntu sticker on my laptop.
    
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Ubuntu is pretty much out of the box

but all true linux distros are not
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post #9 of 20
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 3dfxvoodoo;13327281 
Ubuntu is pretty much out of the box

but all true linux distros are not

you missed the point tongue.gif
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Now now guys...there's nothing wrong with Ubuntu. It does what they say it does. Provides apps for everyday use and is easy to use.

NOW, if I could figure out a way to get GNOME 3 installed on it without the top gnome 3 bar having no background....I'd never look back to Unity.
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