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Ive been a windoze user for more than 8 years! Only just got round to checking out linux (suse pro 9). What have I been missing? Although I've suddenly become a complete computer n00b again! Cant even work out how to install software from the cd drive....is it too late for me? Will I be able to change after all this time? Someone point me to an installation guide somewhere. I got 5 suse pro 9 disks and only managed to install 2 of them and that was because they self-loaded during the original installation.
All the things a new op system has to offer and the first thing I tried to do after the initial boot was change the left mouse button action to 2 clicks instead of one....! Help me get windoze out of my system (and head)
Distribution: Gentoo, Slack, SuSE, Ubuntu... Flavor of the week
Is SuSE 9 coming up at all on your screen? (is it booting from your hard drive?) I'm a newb too, but I discovered that SuSE's thing is giving you a LOT of disks and only having you do installs off a few of them... I have SuSE 8.2 personal, which came with three CDs, but I only needed two of them to do a full install... So you maybe installing correctly... even though you don't use everything.
I had the hardest time getting SuSE to start X. Turns out it was because I thought I was smarter than I was and tried to fiddle with the settings that SuSE first recommended. I would suggest, when installing it, since SuSE does install pretty easy, accepting defaults and then working out the things that don't work for you later.
I feel like a total idiot using Linux.... but I LOVE Linux after a month of it. Linux makes you realize how dumb Bill Gates really thinks you are. Linux is very powerful and it's fun to learn... So get a book and fiddle till your heart's content.
The installation went fine, although its dual boot with XP, only used 2 disks and boots into kde without any problems. So I can use the system ok. Think the other disks have all the extras...office software etc. Managed to find yast but havent worked out how to use it to install stuff? Gonna keep workin at it though.