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My name is daniel, and I am an adict...
Can you keep my windows CD from me please, and dont give it to me no matter how much i beg?
I have spent many years using windows, infact most of my computer life was spent in a windows desktop enviornment. I grew to know it, got used to blue screens of death, and became addicted. I guess I'm probably like everyone else in the world who knows anything beyond installing a simple peice of software... windows sucks. It's no secret, everyone knows it. I always planned on switching to linux, I had installed it once, but never got my modem to work so it was useless. I know Unix Shell Script as well I know DOS (enough to get around and make simple programs to do copying stuff). But I never made the big leap to linux. I'm just like most people I know, always talk about going to Linux but never do it. So I decided I would have to force my self to learn by making a comitment to install linux and use only linux for 1 month. Well I just installed it. I have DSL now, and it is shared over a network by two computers, so I only had to tell Linux to use DHCP, and as soon as I installed, I was connected to the internet. No configuration what so ever... god windows networking sucks. So here I am on the internet with linux, its like a whole new world, but it is so big i dont know where to begin. So i will begin with getting my resolution and color depth higher. I have an Nvidia GeForce2 MX 400, it wasn't on the list of video cards, so i choose not on the list, and am running at some really crappy resolution with 16 colors. I cant find where to change this at, im hoping i wont need a driver to atleast get it up to 800x640. I also want to install AOL Instant Messenger, they actually make it for Linux, so i downloaded the Linux all os version, and i tried to go into the folders of the installed files but it gave me some error.
I'm running Mandrake 6.5 BTW, thanks for reading my story.