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Old 05-03-2004, 12:49 PM   #1
Zinctek
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Help with this plz.


Hello all

i want to start using linux on my p3 750 all onboard video and sound and so on.

i want to make a dedicated web server for my little company its a home server and i want to know the best and easyest linux o/s to use. also if there are any good step by step guides out there that can help me 100% as am so new to this am about 85% up on windows as i have worked with windows for 6 years now

I hope you lot can help.

Thanks
 
Old 05-03-2004, 01:05 PM   #2
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Any of these three will do great for you: Mandrake, RedHat/fedora or SuSE. If you buy their box product, you are eligible for customer support, and its gonna be a biiiiiig difference.
But you may prefer to download isos from the net and rely on us, forum users, for support. This is nonpro, and not guaranteed.

Be welcome!
 
Old 05-03-2004, 01:07 PM   #3
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ahh right where can i download and where can i buy from?

also how much does it cost ( am from UK ).

also is it possible to use msn messanger on linux i know its microsoft like.

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Old 05-03-2004, 01:21 PM   #4
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To download Linux you must have a broadband connection, cause you are downloading huge files. Take a look at: www.linuxiso.org. This is a great resource to learn how to download and burn a linux install cd.
If you plan to buy a box:
SuSE:
www.suse.com or www.suse.co.uk
RedHat:
www.redhat.com
Mandrake:
http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en-us/

Even Amazon.com can be helpful.

In Europe, SuSE is the most used commercial Linux distro. I'm guessing it must be easier to get technical support and stuff.

There are linux programs that allow you to use the msn network. Not the same as you already know, but very efficient, also.

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Old 05-03-2004, 03:35 PM   #5
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by the way do u have msn or icq or some sort of chat program? i can have a quick word with you?
 
Old 05-03-2004, 03:40 PM   #6
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Sure!
ICQ: 64448555
I'm leaving the computer for a while. Be back in ~1 hour, ok?
 
Old 05-03-2004, 03:51 PM   #7
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ok thanks am at my g.f'snow anyway so when am home i will icq you thanks alot matey.
 
  


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