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Hello everyone, I use windows and sometimes MacOS... well I HATE WINDOWS!!!! i keep getting Blue Screen Of Death, i get crashes always etc ... my computer is a 2.8 Ghz p4 HT, i got 512 kingston ram.. now im not a newbie to computers, but linux is new to me, i always heard about it, until now i decided to check it out, can i run it with my hardware? and if so, i am focusing on GAMES ONLY and dont give a crap about security, just games, i heard there are many types of linux, so how can I get the right one for me? and i tryed to download gentoo linux, but all i seen was folders and files!!! sorry im just a newbie and plz as fast as you guys can, plz respond to this! Thanks, I really want to switch operating systems... AND YES i can burn, i have burners, cd's etc and additional computers around the house. I have heard its hard initially, but i know a couple of programming languages, so I should be fine!
Well your hardware is cool. All will work fine. The only prblem area under Linux is an internal modem.That's the only pain in the a... ankle
To try games and your graphics being rendered right you can use Morphix(http://www.morphix.org) It is a live cd game distribution. That is you don't have to install it to your hard disc. It will run directly off the cd.
About downloading distributions, you go to the download page where you see several folders. You need to go to the folder i386/ and from under there select the most stable/recent iso image of the distribution.
When you click on one iso, it leads you to a page with several mirrors from where you can download it from. Select any mirror and begin to download.
yes it is hard for those of us newe to linux to get it to install at first...took me about 25 trys and about 6 differant distributions....make sure you don't have a cheap harddrive you might burn th bearings in it reformating...i did anyway... one other thing would be to download a copy of your bios firmware so you can reflash laater sometimes differant distributions change that...
at this point ... I dont give a F..!!!! windows is driving me nuts, screw windows it can just be shot in the face with a magnum and a strong shotgun, for all i care bill gates needa REDO HIS WHOLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE OSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSsssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhckkkkkk im gona DL mandrake i dont give F. im so tired of blue screeen of death and making me get all losses on warcraft 3... sigh
UPDATE!!: bad news!!!!!!! big problem!!!!... i got it burned fine and all... my comp starts up and it starts from the CD DRIVE, but as soon as it starts up, guess what happens? yep, it turns off and restarts!, i dont get no installation or anything...
ok i got passed that problem by switching slaves around, umm problem now is... i press enter to go to setup, i choose English (american)language and then click next, then it says do i accept the agreement, i say "yes" and then it freezes my mouse and the Cd rom isnt active anymore..... what the feeeezeee is going on !!!!!!!! SOMEONE HELP mE!!
i switchd CD ROMS and still same problem... when the problem happens, i click the power button and it puts the screen off, then i press it again, it turns on to the same exact spot of where the installation is! i try opening the CD ROM when the freeze happens, and it doesnt open at all!.....