[GRASS-user] Best operating system for GRASS

Micha Silver micha at arava.co.il
Sat Dec 4 08:50:29 EST 2010

On 12/04/2010 03:03 PM, Nikos Alexandris wrote:
> Nikos A:
>>> For your favorite OS, how hard is it to learn for a guy like me who has
>>> always used Windows?
> Also, something very important. Before you buy a new system, to install any
> linux distro, verify that it works on your system. If you have already a
> system, chances are that it is supported. In both cases, try out the live-cd's
> or better live-usb's, check on forums and hardware compatibility databases.

I might add to Nikos' excellent answer the OSGeo Live DVD
where you can try out over 40 of the best open source software programs 
on your current computer without making any changes to the system.

> Don't assume it works on everything. And don't reject it if it does not play
> nice with a specific machine. Rather, think about why the "closed" industry
> does not support open source drivers for their hardware.
> Nikos
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Micha Silver
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