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Old 06-28-2004, 09:08 AM   #1
md2bn08
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Need to Utilize Full Potential


I recently installed FC1 on my desktop, and I like it so-so....I run gaim, the openoffice software, and just surf the net - but that's it...I keep hearing about the amazing things to do with Linux, but really haven't been able to experience it for myself yet....

What, besides software stability, can make my machine just blow XP away? Can I set up the machine as a website server without any additional cost?

Thanks - I just needed some help getting off of this Linux plateau..
 
Old 06-28-2004, 09:32 AM   #2
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If your looking for extra software, but don't know how to use it:
http://voidmain.is-a-geek.net/redhat...must_have.html

A free web server is indeed one of the many things you can do.

Ps: I find XP doing a good job blowing itself away.
 
Old 06-28-2004, 10:04 AM   #3
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Here a few point on linux.:
1 you wont need to do a defrag. Well you can do it but its pretty much useless....
2 Dont worry too much about virusses. You can get an anti-virus but unless you connect directly to a win network, dont worry too much about it
3 SpyWare. I dont know any that affect linux so dont worry about it.
If you have'nt, find you way around in a virtual terminal (like Konsole, xterm, etc....) the vt's are from my point of view what really make linux an amazing OPSYS.
and here is a good links.:
www.google.com/linux
 
Old 06-28-2004, 10:32 AM   #4
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thx - both links are very helpful...i hope to be a total convert someday and make this dual-boot a purely linux machine...
 
Old 06-28-2004, 11:31 AM   #5
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MY advice: Just Go Ahead......
Anyway good luck
 
  


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