after a long time of not bothering with linux (mainly because i didnt have the time or patience), ive decieded to try and give it another go. Mainly because ive just invested in a Fujitsu Siemans A1630 laptop (AMD 64 bit 3400+ CPU, 1gb RAM, 80gb HDD, ATI mobile 9700 GFX, Ralink RT2500 integrated wireless G network card connected to a linksys wireless G broadband router)
now...bear with me. im thinking of trying suse 9.1 pro, because i want a complete GUI based desktop environment. im thinking of doing this for the partitioning:
- Windows xp on a 15gb partition formatted to FAT32 (so SuSe can read and write to it). this would just be incase anything went wrong, i still have xp to back things up, and maybe xp for the odd game.
- Important info like work and docs on another 10gb partition, also formatted to FAT32 so i can update my documents on either OS and then be accessable from either OS too.
- 30gb Partition for general downloads and crap, again, formatted to FAT32 for the above reasons.
- Remaining 25gb for SuSe 9.1 pro install.
Im presuming if i install xp first, and create the XP partition, the downloads partition and the work partition, Suse will handle the remaining space for that install. now would this proposal ive got figured work ok? im presuming yes but im no expert so thought id ask.
Now that ive got all that sorted. i have a few software questions:
1 - i have all my important emails to date stored on windows in mozilla thunderbird. now how would i go about getting those emails from thunderbird, to Evolution, which i rather like the look off.
2 - the only possible reason id use windows, is to backup dvds, i currently use dvdshrink in windows, but theres no linux version, so is there a good alternative for linux? ive done a search and seen people have dvdshrink working under wine, some sucessfull and some not so sucessfull.
think thats about it for now. sorry for the long post and thanks in advane for any help and advice you can offer