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straying off topic, he offers his (biased) opinion:
Don't embark on the great Linux adventure without two things:
1. A basic CD read/write drive
2. A high-speed connection
The very best distros now are the ones that do a basic install from a CD and then get everything else from the net.
Yeah, continuing off topic, I thought at first he didn't have a CD drive, but then I read his post again and realized he just didn't want to use CD's. If he has WinXP, he probably has a CD drive. High-speed connection maybe not, but he's got the .iso images so I say burn 'em. What's a CD cost, a nickle?
I just figured maybe it was an experiment or something.