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Old 06-12-2005, 06:17 PM   #11
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you can get linux free, i cant remember the website, its a pain in the arse to setup, another thing, you cant play all games with linix
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Old 06-12-2005, 06:24 PM   #12
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90% of all linux os's are free..

Mandrake, redhat, Lindows/linspire, Freebsd, netbsd, suse.. The list goes on and on..

The reason they are free is that the code for linux is in open source. You can pay for these operating systems. Only difference is that you get a cd, manual and technical support.
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Old 06-12-2005, 06:30 PM   #13
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you can get linux free, i cant remember the website, its a pain in the arse to setup, another thing, you cant play all games with linix
Linux is no harder to setup than Windows...

xx cobra xx please read the full thread before posting your words of wisdom, and now to quote my quote...

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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.
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Old 06-12-2005, 06:42 PM   #14
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http://www.linux.org/dist/index.html

go there and use the dropdowns and it will list the linux ditros and supply you with a download location.
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Old 06-12-2005, 10:44 PM   #15
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I think drivers for Linux are scarce.
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Old 06-12-2005, 11:14 PM   #16
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If you're curious about that OS, and want to tweak it, then get it.
But don't do it just because it's free.
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Old 06-12-2005, 11:20 PM   #17
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depending on what you want to run..

But why not try linux because it's free?
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Old 06-12-2005, 11:21 PM   #18
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I think drivers for Linux are scarce.
This statement is as imaginative as a streaker in a nudist colony...
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Old 06-13-2005, 11:00 AM   #19
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how can you format only a part of your hard drive? Do you have to partition it then reformat it?
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Old 06-13-2005, 11:35 AM   #20
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2 ways..

One is start clean, save and wipe all info from teh drive. Using a disk utility you can partition a portion of the drive. this will make 2 drives.

Or if you have info (IE: windows) You can use a disk utility like partition magic. This will move your information for you and then partition the drive with out loss of data.
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