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Old 12-16-2004, 05:22 PM   #16
kafei
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OK, now that I have my distro picked I was wondering, If I burnt Slackware CD 1 onto a CD-RW and then when I was installling it, would I be able to go to my other computer and erase the data offf the CD-RW and burn CD 2 and then pop it into the CD drive of the computer Iwas installing it on or does Linux need to be put onto a plain CD-R to work?
 
Old 12-16-2004, 05:26 PM   #17
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Why not just get two cheap cdrs, so that if you ever need any of the two disks you always have a copy lying round?
 
Old 12-16-2004, 05:29 PM   #18
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That sounds like a better idea, I'll have to go to the dollar store sometime and get a couple.

EDIT: Oh and one more thing, does Firefox work on Linux? Because im starting to hate Internet Explorer because of all the pop-ups and freeze-ups(if thats a word) I've had with it.

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Old 12-16-2004, 05:43 PM   #19
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Yep, Firefox and the whole Mozilla family of products works wonderfully on Linux. The source code is even available if you want to edit it or compile it yourself.
 
Old 12-16-2004, 08:50 PM   #20
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OK, thats all I need to know, thanks everyone!
 
Old 12-17-2004, 12:08 AM   #21
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Quote:
Originally posted by kafei
OK, thats all I need to know, thanks everyone!
Well until you install it anyway. Actually Slackware is one of my favorite Distro's and in fact what I am using right now. I just don't normally recommend it to 's. There are a few places in the installation and configureation procedures where you are left without a clear direction about what to do next so please don't despair when it happens. There is a document called "The Slackware Book" and a Slackware FAQ that you probably need to read, and of course feel free to ask questions on this forum.

Slackware vs Mandrake (and others) is like an manual-transmission car vs a automatic-transmission one. One has much simpler structure but requires a little more skill to learn how to use (Yes, I own manual transmission cars too).

I would still recommend checking out Knoppix to get a good overview of the software apps available for Linux (that "Mepis" suggested earlier is actually a Knoppix variant but with some stuff removed but has a better hard drive install procedure). Slackware doesn't come with as much fun stuff as many full sized distros because most people use it for server applications instead of desktop use (I've used it for desktop use for several years however), so sometimes you will want to hunt down and install a non-native applications to Slackware, which is a challenge, but not as hard as doing the same thing with most other distros.
 
  


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