I had three hdd's on my system.
2. Files in FAT 32.
3. Spare hdd with Mandrake 9.2
I've purchased Xandros and I inserted CD into DVD player.
Started machine from CD.
Brief screen info, not detailed like Mandrake but it seems to be faster.
Nice NVIDIA screen.
Xandros asked me about two passwords and if I want erase WinXP
or preserve it. I still wanted XP! <g>
So... next 12 minutes and I've restarted machine.
When I got to desktop, I have found that I'm all ready on Internet!
I have a cheap and nasty router and ADSL!
NVIDIA drivers are installed correctly.
True Type fonts too!
Java installed as well!
All nice and sweet.
Also I thought that Xandros has deleted my Mandrake.
He didnít! And I can start Mandrake as well!
No a slightest comparison to Mandrake... arghhhhhh.... that NVIDIA
driver installation I've read here, that would be 3 hours just reading.
How about understanding what Iím reading!?
How about the real installation?
Now I can learn Linux. No need to hurry. Further explore and learn while working and using internet.
The first challenge would to install Quake 3 Arena to play on line.
Firstly I'm hoping to get some instructions from Xandros web site.
As a computer technician I have to say that I have never installed (Besides
ghosting!) any operating system so fast and without single glitch.
Belive me. I have installed thousand of time Windoze (from 3.11 to XP Pro.)
Thanks Tinkster to telling me about Xandros.
I'm total newbee about Linux.
Also... I'm not working for Xadros.
AMD XP 2500+ over clocked to 2800+
Leadtek 5600 AGP card
VIA chipset on MSI mobo KT4 Ultra
Basic network adapter, Dynalink PCI
RAID controler on mobo
Leadtek TV card...
BroNet AKR-114 router
Pionieer DVD Player
Dynalink 56k modem
So far I didn't check for my TV card and I'm suspecting that will be a problem.
Anything else is working like a dream.
I've never seen an installation like that.
Iíve read that Lindows usually installs in a similar manner and I do believe that now.
My choice was Xandros Deluxe because I have to use some windoze proggies.
I thinkÖ thatís the way for Linux. No newsgroup, no commands, no BS.
One thing I donít like in Linux. Fonts, even True Type, in Mozilla or on desktop are not as crisp and nice like in Win XP.
The next stepÖ Adobe, Steinberg, Auto CADÖ Emagic,
I want you on my Linux!!!!!!!!