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Old 11-01-2001, 01:30 PM   #16
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nope even slack comes with a pre compiled kernel. Slack 8 even comes with 2 of them, 2.2.13 and 2.4.5
 
Old 11-09-2001, 09:42 PM   #17
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As far as puting Linux on a separate partition on the same disk as Windows, well that almost sounds like an insult to linux to have to drag that evil thing around every time it wants to have a spin on the old disk. It really is more hassle than it's worth to have 2 OS's on the same disk, it's just bad karma.
Then how is a newbie supposed to try out Linux? I'd like to try it out, but I don't have room for two computers in my armchair. I DO have room for to OSs in my computer though. (as long as Linux won't trash my hardware like I've read it might)

 
Old 11-09-2001, 09:52 PM   #18
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i STILL recommend just forking out the thirty bucks to buy redhat or mandrake or suse, but i know many newbies who have had problem-free installs from downloaded iso's. which one you go with is it up to you, but after a while, the difference between the distros becomes pretty small.
Does the SuSE live eval come on a store-bought disk? I was thinking of trying it out. Also, how can I tell if my CDRom is bootable? I think that's what the live eval requires.

 
Old 11-10-2001, 01:29 PM   #19
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...just my two cents but first off, folks have to learn somewhere and this is a great place to start. Second, there is a great newsletter for new folks to learn Linux on www.lockergnome.com called the Penguin Shell. The host of that newsletter is a Linux guru that builds telescopes that uses Linux as the controller.

My preferences in order as someone who has used Linux for a while but I am ALWAYS learning new stuff:
- Redhat 7.x (7.2 is an easy install)
- Mandrake (Just basically a Redhat version with a different install routine. Great for newbies.)
I hear that Debian is good as well but have not tried it.

A totally great Gnome manager is Ximian. It has a great email client. www.ximian.com

If you want, tell me where you want them sent and I will send you the version you want. Your gonna be an old software engineer if you wait for your 56k modem to download. ;-)

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Old 11-10-2001, 01:43 PM   #20
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most distros (excluding slack ) come with an already compiled kernel.
how can you have a distro without a compiled kernel?

if you mean that slack doesn't have loads of weird things hacked into the kernel then that's true but surely debian doesn;t either

sorry, it doesn;t really matter does it. im just nitpicking reallt

Alex
 
Old 11-10-2001, 02:25 PM   #21
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there is a great newsletter for new folks to learn Linux on www.lockergnome.com called the Penguin Shell

NB
Yes, I've been subscribed to that newsletter since it first came out (not that long ago). I don't even have Linux yet, but I figured I should get started with the reading before I dive in. I think the newsletter is where I found out about this forum.
 
Old 11-11-2001, 12:19 AM   #22
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Does the SuSE live eval come on a store-bought disk? I was thinking of trying it out. Also, how can I tell if my CDRom is bootable? I think that's what the live eval requires.

i don't know about thelive eval... i have a pretty old suse - i just upgrade via internet, one prog at a time, so i'm not up to date on thier latest stuff. the CDRom being bootable depends on your bios settings. if you haven't messed with them, then chances are it is.
 
  


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