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Old 03-11-2008, 06:09 AM   #1
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new to linux suggestion


Hi To Every One ,i Am New To Linux World ,what I Want To Know Is Which Is The Best Linux For Gaming,goodlooking Graphics In Desktop Like Vista And Which Can Support New Softwares,also Does Linux Support Ms Office 2007 And
The Best Question Is Will This Linux Be Easy, I Dont Want To Get Headaches, My Main Priority Is To Learn Linux Plz Suggest Some,also Can I Make Dual Booting Of Both Linux And Xp
 
Old 03-11-2008, 06:15 AM   #2
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Hi To Every One ,i Am New To Linux World ,what I Want To Know Is Which Is The Best Linux For Gaming,goodlooking Graphics In Desktop Like Vista And Which Can Support New Softwares,
Any distribution will do. You might wanna start with Ubuntu.
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also Does Linux Support Ms Office 2007
No, it doesn't. But there are Linux alternatives, like Open Office.
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The Best Question Is Will This Linux Be Easy, I Dont Want To Get Headaches,
Depends. On what you mean by "easy". There's a learning curve involved.
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My Main Priority Is To Learn Linux Plz Suggest Some,also Can I Make Dual Booting Of Both Linux And Xp
Yes, you can dual-boot.

Your text looks funny. What's with capitalizing every word?
 
Old 03-11-2008, 07:12 AM   #3
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I still prefer Red Hat for the full Linux experience. Check out Red Hat / Fedora.
To set up a dual boot machine you should install XP first, leaving some drive space for Linux, then install Linux in the unused space.
 
Old 03-11-2008, 07:21 AM   #4
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Ubuntu = no aspirin
Slackware = 1 aspirin
Gentoo = 1 bottle of aspirin
 
Old 03-11-2008, 07:41 AM   #5
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Whatever you do, don't use Debian. We Debian users don't have much patience with people who can't capitalize correctly, don't search for answers to their questions before posting, and want their Linux Distribution to be "just like Windows."
 
Old 03-11-2008, 07:51 AM   #6
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Whatever you do, don't use Debian. We Debian users don't have much patience with people who can't capitalize correctly, don't search for answers to their questions before posting, and want their Linux Distribution to be "just like Windows."
AND--you can't use a popular application like Firefox without hiding it under a different name.....

All seriousness aside, some of the aforementioned proclivities are not unique to Debian users.

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What do you mean????--he got it right on almost every word.......
 
Old 03-11-2008, 07:52 AM   #7
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Being new to Linux world, start work with Ubuntu
 
Old 03-11-2008, 08:08 AM   #8
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I think rickh meant "capitalise"
I agree with the "Don't use Debian", though.

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Old 03-11-2008, 09:10 AM   #9
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Hi,

Debian users don't know how to use spell checkers either. So the grammar problem should not be a problem for the 'OP' if Debian was his/her choice.

Salutation to the OP.

Welcome to LQ and the lighter side of it.

Last edited by onebuck; 03-11-2008 at 09:13 AM.
 
Old 03-11-2008, 09:29 AM   #10
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I recommend trying a Live CD. You don't need to install anything or touch your hard drives. Mepis, Ubuntu, PCLinuxOS, Mint, Mandriva are all good beginner distros and have live CDs.

If you want to install Linux you might want to start by installing Virtualbox or VMWare and then install Linux inside of that. That way you don't have to touch your hard drive (you run Linux inside Windows). It's slower than a hard drive install but you can use both Windows and Linux at the same time and there is no possibility of screwing up your system.

If you want to install Ubuntu, you can use Wubi:

http://wubi-installer.org/

That will allow you to get a hard drive install without changing your partitions. If you want to uninstall it, just use Add/Remove Programs in Windows like any other Windows program.

There's a significant learning curve with Linux. You need to be comfortable asking questions here and in your distro's forum and using the documentation. Google will help a lot.
 
Old 03-11-2008, 10:00 AM   #11
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capitalize ... capitalise
Actually my spellchecker (and my dictionaries) like "...ize" just fine. We do peculiar things with spelling rules on the west side of the Atlantic.

To the 11 year old OP, whom I assume will never return, Slackware, Gentoo, or Arch are good suggestions. They'll teach you quickly that the protective arms of Microsoft are the best place for people who want Windows-for-free.

Ubuntu or one of the other Debian (baby-step) derivatives are better places to start if you're serious since those have lot of patient folks who want to help you become coherent in Linux conventions and acceptable manners. Debian is for grown-ups ... the Distro we move to, not from.

Slackware, Gentoo, or Arch are for grown-ups, too, but they don't have to worry about incompetents successfully installing, then hanging around to bother people, so it's easy for them to invite you to "try them first."
 
Old 03-11-2008, 11:21 AM   #12
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Ubuntu = no aspirin
Slackware = 1 aspirin
Gentoo = 1 bottle of aspirin
I disagree,so far for me

Gentoo- no aspirin

Slackware, strap-cusion-to-forhead-to-avoid-trauma-with-keyboard, & aspirin.
 
Old 03-11-2008, 11:27 AM   #13
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Actually my spellchecker (and my dictionaries) like "...ize" just fine. We do peculiar things with spelling rules on the west side of the Atlantic.

To the 11 year old OP, whom I assume will never return, Slackware, Gentoo, or Arch are good suggestions. They'll teach you quickly that the protective arms of Microsoft are the best place for people who want Windows-for-free.

Ubuntu or one of the other Debian (baby-step) derivatives are better places to start if you're serious since those have lot of patient folks who want to help you become coherent in Linux conventions and acceptable manners. Debian is for grown-ups ... the Distro we move to, not from.

Slackware, Gentoo, or Arch are for grown-ups, too, but they don't have to worry about incompetents successfully installing, then hanging around to bother people, so it's easy for them to invite you to "try them first."
wow.

I mean.....

wow.

 
Old 03-11-2008, 11:32 AM   #14
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1 word of advice - Gentoo is good for LiveCD, but if your not installing it from the liveCD watch out.. you can download detailed specs on how to do it - but if your new and you run into some errors, you can get in to some trouble.
 
Old 03-11-2008, 12:44 PM   #15
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I disagree,so far for me

Gentoo- no aspirin

Slackware, strap-cusion-to-forhead-to-avoid-trauma-with-keyboard, & aspirin.
Really? I haven't tried Gentoo yet. I've got the minimal install CD sitting on a shelf, but just from reading the installation instructions it seems more difficult than Slackware.
 
  


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