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Old 06-12-2005, 04:10 PM   #1
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Cool Linux free?

I heard that linux is free is this true?
becouse i wouldnt mind dual booting my pc with win xp and linux.
if it is free whare can you download it from?
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Old 06-12-2005, 04:23 PM   #2
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Most of the Linux distro's are free to download, or for a few dollars on cd. Go here to Distro Watch and have a look at the various distro's and from where to get them from. http://distrowatch.com/

You might find it better to try a live version that runs from the cd, here's one that I have used...

KNOPPIX_V3.9-2005-05-27-EN.iso 01-Jun-2005 14:17 696M

From here
http://mirror.averse.net/knoppix/
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Yeah, I've heard thats kewl, I've never used it though.

That was being given away on some demo CD's a while back if I can remember correctly. PC Format was one of them.
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Yeah, I've heard thats kewl, I've never used it though.

That was being given away on some demo CD's a while back if I can remember correctly. PC Format was one of them.
It is cool, it's that cool it will help you you fix up a corrupted Windows system. That is if you use it correctly...
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i could never figure out how to edit files through it though. - like documents. and save them again.

if i member correctly it was always like read only type thing!
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i could never figure out how to edit files through it though. - like documents. and save them again.

if i member correctly it was always like read only type thing!
You need to have a Fat 32 partition to edit the files. I have 1 gig fat 32 on the drive that I have Suse 9.3 64 bit Linux on. Just in case something goes wrong with my Win Xp drive.
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can you not do it on ntfs?
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can you not do it on ntfs?
Did you read this bit... you need to have a Fat 32 partition to edit the files.
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ok ok

on any of the linux distros can you edit an ntfs?
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ok ok

on any of the linux distros can you edit an ntfs?
Not that I know of...
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