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Old 07-25-2004, 11:35 AM   #1
kare13
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May I ask?


What is the easiest way to make the transition from Windows to Linux?

Everyone has to start somewhere, please help.
Many thanks

Kare
 
Old 07-25-2004, 11:48 AM   #2
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I think everyone has to find his own answer on this question, but I would make a dual boot system and in the beginning only use Linux to play with, not to be productive with it. Just play around with it, you'll learn a lot while doing that.
 
Old 07-25-2004, 11:58 AM   #3
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Thanks much - I was going to install it on my older Laptop to play around on. Usually I do learn more just by playing around. I was hoping someone could make the learning curve a bit easier on me.




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Old 07-25-2004, 12:25 PM   #4
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Try to get a "live" linux cd.
Runs entirely off the cdrom, no install needed just to play around.

http://www.knoppix.org/
 
Old 07-25-2004, 12:31 PM   #5
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Originally posted by kare13
Thanks much - I was going to install it on my older Laptop to play around on. Usually I do learn more just by playing around. I was hoping someone could make the learning curve a bit easier on me.




Kare
Umm, I'm a totally hopeless newbie too ... I've tried Knoppix and it's great - you don't have to 'risk' anything to try it as it runs 100% of the CD. But that kinda makes it slow, and it sounds like you are going the same route as I am, using some older hardware to learn on. I've tried many other installations, and I'm sure they are great but IMHO the easiest Linux to install is Mandrake. I say that cuz it's the first one I've managed to install... it has a graphical install process which makes things eaiser. Hope you have success in your learning!
 
Old 07-25-2004, 12:44 PM   #6
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Thanks much - will try that.
 
  


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