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Old 07-25-2006, 12:00 PM   #1
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Shall i get linux? I have a 1.6GHZ AMD, 786MB of ram, and a 60GB HD. I play CS:S, and do some web dev. I would like a change from windows. Could i use WINE for things like Dreamweaver and CS:S? Also, what linux Distro chall i get?
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Old 07-25-2006, 12:06 PM   #2
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Biiiiig question dude, its nice, but be prepared to go through a struggle, dont kick the "Windows bucket" yet.

Be prepared to learn if you do, get zenwalk, thats a pretty easy going good distro, pretty good gui. But the thing youll have to get a handle on is installing things, its a bit more of a process than the windows "double click." lol
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Old 07-25-2006, 12:18 PM   #3
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I'd suggest either Suse 10.1 or Ubuntu. They are pretty easy to use, but still takes some time to get used to them.
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Old 07-25-2006, 12:25 PM   #4
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Get it you should try out knoppix
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Old 07-25-2006, 12:25 PM   #5
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Default Re: Poll: Shall i get Linux?

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Shall i get linux? I have a 1.6GHZ AMD, 786MB of ram, and a 60GB HD. I play CS:S, and do some web dev. I would like a change from windows. Could i use WINE for things like Dreamweaver and CS:S? Also, what linux Distro chall i get?
It's hard to run programs under wine and it can be quite confusing. Also sometimes you wont get correcrt drivers and that kinda stuff, etc.

I recomend downloading Microsoft Virtual PC (Google it, it's free) and you can have virtual machines running linux
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Old 07-25-2006, 12:41 PM   #6
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Up to you. Windows isn't for everyone, but as a fair warning, neither is Linux.
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Old 07-25-2006, 02:10 PM   #7
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I have had a bit of an experience with linux, i got a copy of ubunutu, but all i did was use the live CD.
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Old 07-25-2006, 02:39 PM   #8
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Worth it, you can enable 3D acceleration with the Nvidia Drivers.
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Old 07-25-2006, 03:07 PM   #9
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Yes, Linux is awesome but pick the right Distribution!
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