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Old 12-04-2007, 01:52 AM   #1
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noobie, need help installing fedora vixta.org


ok here goes, i am new to linux and im excited to learn more, i have been playing with mac's and uuuhumm windoz. now its time to upgrade, i got free copies of mandrake 10.0 a few years ago and it was a breeze to install, neat gui etc. now im trying to install vixta, i downloaded the iso cd img, burned it. have been running it off cd and wanna play with it some more, i was wondering how to transfer this to the hard drive?.

im also going to test pclinux and mint and ubuntu and a few of the ubuntu variations, so i can see what each does and figure out what version i like the best, i am open to new ideas, anyway thankyou for the help installing if it can be done from cd.

chris
 
Old 12-04-2007, 02:14 AM   #2
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http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=vixta
Vixta.org is an easy-to-use, Fedora-based distribution with a user interface that resembles Windows Vista.

Therefore should be avoided... there is a myth that making linux look like windows will make it easier for windows users to use. It is a myth because it results in exactly the opposite - see a windows start button and you expect to be able to do the same things with it, in the same way. When you can't, it's frustrating. See a different layout and you expect things to be different.

Now - a howto, for making a distro look like another OS because you like the look... that's different.

If you insist:
http://sourceforge.net/docman/displa...roup_id=206087
 
Old 12-04-2007, 02:31 AM   #3
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i know its different, i am a different person, i drive a peugeot diesel, that NO mechanic will even change the oil because they are afraid its different. i just wanted to try vixta so when my boneheaded "windows only" friends use my computer it will keep them on their toes and i can get a good laugh. i grew up using gui's my whole life, so i am going to start off with linux with a gui and work my way back to using command lines. different but easier for me to learn.

thanks

chris
 
Old 12-04-2007, 03:02 AM   #4
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Welcome to LQ.

Yes, you will get some harrassment for wanting to imitate Vista....that's just how it is..

Running from the live CD, there is an icon somewhere--or a menu command--to install. Good Luck..
 
Old 12-04-2007, 04:09 AM   #5
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i just wanted to try vixta so when my boneheaded "windows only" friends use my computer it will keep them on their toes and i can get a good laugh.
Oh well, in that case, would you like to configure a dvorak keyboard??

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i am going to start off with linux with a gui and work my way back to using command lines
Linux has had a GUI since 1991 (someone correct me?) even though the promary motivation for it's creation was to get terminal emulation for minix.

Also note the Vista power-user terminal. The Vista help-sites are all "open a terminal and enter the following lines". I swear they're trying to emulate linux.
 
Old 12-04-2007, 11:31 AM   #6
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Oh well, in that case, would you like to configure a dvorak keyboard??

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less likely to result in carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive motion injuries using a dvorak keyboard, i have one from the days of the digital electronics corp. the plug fits nothing i own though. windows users dont know what a keyboard is anyway, if they have to type more than a password, its alot. LOL
 
Old 12-04-2007, 07:20 PM   #7
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i have one [dvorak kbd] from the days of the digital electronics corp. the plug fits nothing i own though.
Ahh... a hardware dvorak kbd. Those are hard to get these days. I converted a cheap DSE kbd (move the keycaps)... you get to see the Windows brain-atrophying effect when they see the different layout: "Argh - this is too hard!" What nonsense, they all hunt-and-peck anyway!

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windows users dont know what a keyboard is anyway, if they have to type more than a password, its alot.
Oh yeah - and then there's those people who just cannot seem to reach the <shift> key. Oh darn - my cup-holder just retracted!
 
Old 12-10-2007, 05:07 PM   #8
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Vixta.org is an easy-to-use, Fedora-based distribution with a user interface that resembles Windows Vista.

Therefore should be avoided...
Now - a howto, for making a distro look like another OS because you like the look... that's different.

If you insist:
http://sourceforge.net/docman/displa...roup_id=206087
well you were right, was not worth the time, although i tried many other flavors eg, pclinux,ubuntu,mandrake to name a few and found "MINT linux" to be a breeze, detected all hardware, easy to use, works great for me and has all the programs already installed that i need, no extra crap i dont need. thanks for the "warning" about vixta, although it looked cool, it was really buggy on my dell pentIII 1.0ghz

thanks again for any and all help i recieve from this board.

chris
 
Old 12-10-2007, 09:20 PM   #9
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it was really buggy on my dell pentIII 1.0ghz
... um, yes, it would be. That machine wants distros on the lighter side for best results.

Congratulations on your eventual choice. You don't get to shop around anyplace else.
 
  


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