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Old 10-27-2013, 05:49 AM   #16
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Another alternative is to use VirtualBox and install the distro of your choice. It is an absolute doddle to setup and I have had no issues installing Ubuntu, Fedora, Arch, Slackware, Gentoo and several others
 
Old 10-27-2013, 09:09 AM   #17
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grail;
funny that you mention that, as that was just what I downloaded last nite, and found it working perfectly this AM.
After John VV's comment:
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-- if you want an EXPERIMENTAL operating system, one that might FORCE you to have to fix it and REALLY LEARN THINGS !!!!!
install Fedora 19
but fedora uses the newest of the new , and as a result YOU WILL !!! have to hack most programs to get them to build on fedora

but YOU WILL LEARN -- trial by FIRE
---and my discovery that it was a Fedora system that I was already using (and used to), I decided to go that route.
The appliance that had been provided in the course actually included some additions (ristretto image viewer, audio,etc) and I don't know if such things would be available in usual distros, so I wanted to stick with that, and VirtualBox had been one of original options recommended in the course (with slower being the only disadvantage).

Anyway, immediate problem clearly solved. If I ever an interest beyond simply learning C, then I may look into many of the other suggestions in this thread.
Thanks again to all for your time & attention.
 
Old 10-28-2013, 08:40 AM   #18
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Another alternative is to use VirtualBox and install the distro of your choice. It is an absolute doddle to setup and I have had no issues installing Ubuntu, Fedora, Arch, Slackware, Gentoo and several others
My last post said that everything was solved, but wouldn't you know that VB lasted only a day before it, too crashed and burned, and doesn't function with re-install, etc.
Looks like I'm stuck with Dev C++. If I could only figure out how to get GDB to function on that platform--------
 
  


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