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cavemangrinder 10-30-2007 04:04 AM

Linux OS
 
Does anyone here use linux? I am a windows 98 guy, but I'm curious about what linux has to offer. Is it as compatible with software and hardware as windows? What are your opinions on it?

Lowndsey 10-30-2007 04:09 AM

Re: Linux OS
 
I used to use it. It's ok...found it too much of a hassle to use it for everyday use. Stuff like installing a program can sometimes turn into a battle when you need to find dependencies. No good for games. Not all hardware will work with it but more and more work as time goes by. The biggest hardware problem will be if you use a dialup modem. It's a pretty big learning curve if you know nothing about it. Best thing to do is just install it and play around with it.

cavemangrinder 10-30-2007 07:23 AM

Re: Linux OS
 
I just downloaded ubuntu linux iso file, it was about 650mb. Anyway, how do I install it on my comp???

Istonian 10-30-2007 05:52 PM

Re: Linux OS
 
Ubuntu is a great choice. I use it exclusively. What you do is put it in the cd drive, boot from cd. Start ubuntu, then wait for it. Then go to the install options. Follow the instructions.

cavemangrinder 10-30-2007 07:45 PM

Re: Linux OS
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Istonian (Post 699344)
Ubuntu is a great choice. I use it exclusively. What you do is put it in the cd drive, boot from cd. Start ubuntu, then wait for it. Then go to the install options. Follow the instructions.


Do I burn the actual "iso" file to a cd or do I burn the files (in) the "iso" file on a cd? I'm not familiar with doing this kind of stuff.

cavemangrinder 10-30-2007 08:09 PM

Re: Linux OS
 
I tried both methods but nothing happens when I reboot the comp, just boots up to windows. I already made sure the cd-rom boots first in the bios. Any ideas? I must be doing something wrong.

Lowndsey 10-30-2007 08:27 PM

Re: Linux OS
 
what burning software are you using?..there is a tutorial for Nero http://www.ehow.com/how_2000533_make...e-cd-nero.html

cavemangrinder 10-30-2007 08:45 PM

Re: Linux OS
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Lowndsey (Post 699431)
what burning software are you using?..there is a tutorial for Nero http://www.ehow.com/how_2000533_make...e-cd-nero.html

I am using nero 5. I already burned the iso disc but nothing happens when I insert it into the cdrom and reboot.

Maybe this is a sign from windows telling me "don't do it!":D

Lowndsey 10-30-2007 08:48 PM

Re: Linux OS
 
have you got your computer set in the boot menu to boot from Cd Drive 1st?

cavemangrinder 10-30-2007 09:41 PM

Re: Linux OS
 
Yeah, my cdrom boots first, second is floppy, third is hdd. Nothing happens though.


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