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iv given linux many attempts, but most either i couldnt get to install properly, didnt appeal, or was unstable.
i use fc2 for a class at college and it seems to be pretty cool. i notice fc3 is 2nd on distrowatch, so apparently quite afew others think so too.
im about to donwload the .torrents for the iso's so i can get started with fc3. are all images required? if i download 'fc3-i386-disc1.iso' would that be sufficient to have my system running? or disc 1 and 2? do i need all 4?
i guess all 4 is better..cause it all depends on what packages you select...to get a nice system with bells and whistles by default you probably need all four...but im not too sure cause im strictly non RH
ya the only thing is i dont want to have to waste ANOTHER X number of cds on a linux distro if i wont use it again like my other coasters i made. definetly want xWindows or some gui.. but a basic/standard system more or less... audio xmms...mplayer..open office.org... firefox..gaim.. couple development tools..
would i be able to use just 1st cd or soemthing and download what i want during install online?
if you want to avoid wasting time downloading everything, give mepis linux a try...its pretty damn easy...only a single cd and comes with everything you need...and of course theres a huge repository of debain apps..mepis is probably the fastest distro ive tried...boots up pretty fast too..its a live cd and an installable cd...meaning you just boot it up as a live cd and click on the install mepis i to hard disk con on the desktop..
just remember to add your dns server to /etc/resolv.conf if ure using mepis..thats the only thing that bugged me about it, cause it didnt say anywhere that i had to do that..(or i prob missed it)
well time really isnt a factor. i was downloading a torrent which included the 5 fc3 cds at about 230kbs so it wouldnt take very long (although it IS 2gb+). its just the fact that i will have to burn 4, maybe a 5th 'rescue' cd.. and install it to find out i dont like it... or my nic or mouse isnt recognized, in whichcase i wouldnt know how to fix it.
mepis... alright, ill def. give it a shot! iv tried dsl but, but it didnt recognize my nic so i stopped there and didnt use again :S the idea of live cds are definetly cool though.