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Old 03-13-2005, 07:08 PM   #1
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OK, im going to get Linux as it is safer and a better OS. I dont have great programming skills so i think i'd be best with a simplier one. I only me simple as in terms of scripts and stuff.

What would be the best simpilish Linux for me? I dont care if it costs me.

Also, i got 2 HD's, how do i dual boot? Is it worth it?
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Mandrake 10 it's what I use. its quite simple, especially if you use the gnome destop, and as a plus it comes with firefox pre-instaled as it's webbrowser. also, be prepared for three 800mb or so downloads, and the files come in ISO format so you need a cd-burning program that can burn ISO images onto a cd, if you dont have one, I recomend deepburner, its free for the standard ver. just google it.
BTW mandrake 10 linux doesnt support many wireless cards at all, like maybe 30, so if your gonna use a wireless card, try something else, or buy a few hindred foot cat5's
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red hat, by fedora. check it. http://fedora.redhat.com/
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How much is Mandrake?

How do i dual boot?
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Mandrake Linux is free (yay)
go to this link, the download link is at the bottom, do the three cd one, but it's gonna be a long download (WICKED LONG)'
http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/ftp-premium.php3
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which one has best compatibilty with windows things? like games? i heard linux isnt compatible with everything
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um actually to get mandrake go to this link instead, it's an ftp page, just go to download, and downlaod the things that say cd-1, cd-2, and cd-3, DO NOT get the dvd one unless you have a dvd burner. as for compatability, there arent many games out now for linux. but you can have a dual boot and use windows for games.
ftp://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/d...iso/10.1/i586/
BTW mae sure you get the .ISO files and not the MD5's
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and how do you dual boot?
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Im a little hazy on the details, because I did this a long time ago, once you get the images burned to cd's, put the cd-1 in your drive and restart your computer, it should ask you if you want to boot from a cd, say yes, and boot from that cd, it will take you through the install process and sometime in the beginning of the linux install it will ask you how you want to install it, I.E. make a partition for itself(you determine the size) so it can install itself to that partition, or it will ask you id you want to wipe the entire disk clean of everything (complete format) and install linux fresh (this will take away anything you have on the drive).
im not quite shure, as i did this about a year and a half ago, so you may want to ask around CF about dual booting windows and linux.
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Old 03-13-2005, 07:28 PM   #10
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OK, thanks for the speedy responses, how nice it was lol
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