Author Topic: Hobson's Choice for a new OS on new computer  (Read 1810 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline antioch

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 10
  • Karma: 0
  • I've just joined!
    • View Profile
    • Awards
Hobson's Choice for a new OS on new computer
« on: August 07, 2016, 01:56:07 pm »
Hi to everybody

Yes two years or more have passed since my first and only post -
http://linuxforums.org.uk/index.php?topic=11550.0

Due to personal problems I have been unable to progress further. Many thanks for the responses and help that I did receive.

I have spent the last month playing catch-up to the various inquiries I had with other forums.

It would appear that all Flight Simulators will not run on Linux - not just Microsoft's.
With a new computer the MB and PSU will be different, so I will have problems with the MS EULA. It is considered that I will not be given a Validation/Activation code. I have OEM discs.  Retail version would not be a problem.  In addition XP is no longer a supported system and MS customer support will know that when I quote the License Certificate number .

This means that if I want to continue to play flight simulators then I only have one choice and that is to put up with MS - WIN7 whilst still available and now that the free update line has passed.
So its Hobson's choice as far as I can see - 'you can only have the horse nearest the door'. Take it or leave it.

I can of course still add Linux later for my main usage.

Rgds
Antioch


Offline Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 16921
  • Karma: 426
  • Gender: Male
  • "-rw-rw-rw-" .. The Number Of The Beast
    • View Profile
    • PCNetSpec
    • Awards
Re: Hobson's Choice for a new OS on new computer
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2016, 02:05:04 pm »
How about
http://www.flightgear.org/
which can be added via a PPA in any Ubuntu based distro.
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'
logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.
pcnetspec.co.uk

Offline donwatson

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 859
  • Karma: 8
  • Gender: Male
  • Getting older
    • View Profile
    • Awards
Re: Hobson's Choice for a new OS on new computer
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2016, 10:59:23 pm »
That looks a very interesting diversion from trains. Thanks for the info. Mark I may try and install that.

take care
Don W
Novatech build
Intel Celeron CPU 1.80 Ghz   Memory 4.00GB (3.71GB usable)
Peppermint 7    64 bit     500 GB HD        496 GB Ext 4
4.0GB Swap Partition    4.0GB Extended Partition   1.1Mb Free Space

Offline Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 16921
  • Karma: 426
  • Gender: Male
  • "-rw-rw-rw-" .. The Number Of The Beast
    • View Profile
    • PCNetSpec
    • Awards
Re: Hobson's Choice for a new OS on new computer
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2016, 12:30:15 am »
:)
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'
logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.
pcnetspec.co.uk

Offline donwatson

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 859
  • Karma: 8
  • Gender: Male
  • Getting older
    • View Profile
    • Awards
Re: Hobson's Choice for a new OS on new computer
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2016, 04:26:55 pm »
Hi Mark,
I am as good at this as you are at driving trains  ;)
Novatech build
Intel Celeron CPU 1.80 Ghz   Memory 4.00GB (3.71GB usable)
Peppermint 7    64 bit     500 GB HD        496 GB Ext 4
4.0GB Swap Partition    4.0GB Extended Partition   1.1Mb Free Space

Offline Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 16921
  • Karma: 426
  • Gender: Male
  • "-rw-rw-rw-" .. The Number Of The Beast
    • View Profile
    • PCNetSpec
    • Awards
Re: Hobson's Choice for a new OS on new computer
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2016, 01:25:13 am »
LOL :))
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'
logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.
pcnetspec.co.uk

 


SimplePortal 2.3.3 © 2008-2010, SimplePortal