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Old 03-04-2013, 07:00 PM   #1
h-mann
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Question Need help getting started.


I'm trying to get started with linux and need advice. I was thinking about purchasing a inexpensive refurbished laptop
with about 2/4 gb ram, a dual core processor, ect for a starter/training linux computer. Ubuntu was suggested as a good distro for a beginner.
What do you all think? Would this be a good way to start?
Thanks, h-mann
 
Old 03-04-2013, 07:04 PM   #2
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Make sure that the hardware/drivers are compatible/available. In my limited experience - 48 hours - half measures just left me limping with that other OS available as a crutch.
 
Old 03-04-2013, 07:05 PM   #3
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Just download and install VMWare player, its free and you can run multiple Distros and try them all out.

I have VMWare Workstation running on my home machine and remote in with dynamic DNS to them. They provide a bunch of different services and to the outside world function just the same as a physical machine. Save your money and just use VMWare Player, the only reason I have Workstation was to create an internal DNS network for the VMs.
 
Old 03-04-2013, 07:07 PM   #4
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Doug has a good point, you can check hw comptability at http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/ if you really want to build a separate system.
 
  


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