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Old 02-17-2010, 02:05 PM   #1
ceburon
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New to Linux XP


I am new to this site and am unfamiliar with other distros, did download Ubunto once and liked the layout but got busy with other things and could not continue. I recently downloaded a file for Linux XP and was wondering if this would work for me and if anyone knew anything about it. I haven't been able to install it yet, have Vista Ultimate on the system I want to put it on and will need to spank it some more to get it to cooperate with me. I have 5 computers in my house and the one I am trying to install it on does not get used at this time. Will use eventually for video play to a projector for movies and possibly for music. It is a system I built from some of the extra parts I had, all in excellent condition, with 2 hard drives and 2 dvd-roms. Any suggestions will help.
Ron
 
Old 02-17-2010, 02:32 PM   #2
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The best way is to try it out and see. How can anyone else know if it is what you are looking for? The dearth of replies to your post suggests that it may not be such a popular distro.
 
Old 02-17-2010, 02:36 PM   #3
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We can't answer questions if you don't ask any

Just get started. Install your current choice of linux on some spare hardware (looks like you have plenty).

Read the stuff on the 'net : http://google.com/linux should be your top bookmark.

The LQ user OneBuck has a load of newbie-friendly links in his Sig. Use the LQ Search button to locate one of his posts, read (and bookmark) his links.

Just searching LQ will answer most of your problems: At the top, select: Search then click "advanced search" (it's easy !)

Just reading LQ (even if you do not, at first, understand the questions,) will help you learn a lot. [I read / problem-solved-with about 100 LQ posts before I was brave enough to post my first question here).

Get back here, with the details, when you become stuck.

Welcome to LQ!
 
Old 02-17-2010, 04:38 PM   #4
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I do not recommend Linux XP. The typical advice here is "anything in the top ten at http://distrowatch.com "
 
  


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