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Old 10-30-2007, 04:04 AM   #1
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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?
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Old 10-30-2007, 04:09 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 10-30-2007, 07:23 AM   #3
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I just downloaded ubuntu linux iso file, it was about 650mb. Anyway, how do I install it on my comp???
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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.
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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.
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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.
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what burning software are you using?..there is a tutorial for Nero http://www.ehow.com/how_2000533_make...e-cd-nero.html
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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!"
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have you got your computer set in the boot menu to boot from Cd Drive 1st?
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Yeah, my cdrom boots first, second is floppy, third is hdd. Nothing happens though.
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