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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.
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.
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.
Oh well, in that case, would you like to configure a dvorak keyboard??
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
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!
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!
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.