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Old 07-27-2006, 01:06 PM   #16
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I think it would be pretty hard to try out 22 different distros before settling on one that you like. You're probably better off just to download a few for free which are geared toward newer users. These are excellent distributions which don't require you to know a lot about Linux to get started using them.

See:

http://www.ubuntu.com/ (I recommend)

http://www.mepis.org/ (based on Ubuntu)

SuSE (Some people like it)
 
Old 07-27-2006, 01:15 PM   #17
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You can get a free version of Red Hat linux from Redhat.com. You will need a program to capture the download and another to burn your own disks. Most of the disk copy programs I found that came with My PCs were useless for this I found a free trial version at www.padus.com that will burn cds for the installation and could probably be upgraded to burn the DVD for about 40 US dollars. The DiskJuggler program is fairly intuitive and it can be used for limited use for free. The download manager I found that helped me was the Internet Download Manager at www.internetdownloadmanager.com . This too is a limited use version but it should help you get your distro for free. Make sure you burn your cds as an ISO image and NOT as data. Hope this helps.

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Old 07-28-2006, 02:55 PM   #18
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thanks for some more info.. I've downloaded unbuntu 6.06.
I guess I'll try that one first..

I already got a DVD burner and it came with it's own DVD burning program wich I find will do the job.. I'm now cleaning out my computer for the change over. Backing up my stuff and that to my exturnal HDD.

so wich anti virus program is a good one? I'm looking at F Prot. Not sure if it's worth anything though.

guess that's the next step an antivirus program.
 
Old 07-28-2006, 03:07 PM   #19
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I hear clamAV is supposed to be good. I have also heard that AVG has a linux version also.
 
Old 07-28-2006, 05:23 PM   #20
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so wich anti virus program is a good one? I'm looking at F Prot. Not sure if it's worth anything though.
Your distro should come with one. Mandriva comes with clamAV. I don't use an anti-virus program though. The chances of getting a virus for linux that will actually work are pretty slim. I did purposely downloaded a virus off limewire (best place to find viruses, lol) to test clamAV; and it did detect and remove the virus, so I guess it's pretty good.
 
Old 07-28-2006, 06:21 PM   #21
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Whatever you do, I wouldn't go and buy antivirus software for Linux. It's just not worth it. If you feel you really need antivirus, try one of the free ones. I don't use antivirus at all and neither do most people in the Linux world. Antivirus (and viruses to start with) are mostly a Windows thing.
 
Old 07-29-2006, 01:55 AM   #22
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not running a antivirus program? huh? Are we in the same world? ok here's what I want in my computer world!! well idealy.. (Well by my standards. :P)
Try to imagine if you can.

It must do what I say when I say and how I say or it's not by my standards. :P

or

Turn on computer. It loads the Os/kernal and all startup programs wich I told (in the installation) to startup.

It must be hack, virus, spyware and adware, keylogger, and so on free. Basicly I gotta know it's running and if I don't like it then it's deleted. Basicly I see back background programs at all times.

No bugs, glitches, crashes or hurms in anyway to the hardware or other program softwares, and if so then OS/kernal will turn it off. then tell me what it hurt or tried to hurt. So I can fix or delete it if it does it again.

If the anti (virus,spyware,hack,adware,keyloger) program detects something wrong or might be harmfull with a program then it will show me the code so I can tell for myself. Or by other people. (half the time with norton it pops up saying that something simple is harmfull. It would show stuff like Firefox as a medium risk. For every version it's like that to.)

Well I'm no programmer yet but I'm guessing programming is harder to follow those rules then it may be.. Easier said then done.
 
Old 07-29-2006, 02:08 AM   #23
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ohh almost forgot..

Where I've gotten so much help on here and linux seems to be my new computer world. Like most sites don't mind their sites to be linked from another site. I mean I would gladly place a link of this site and many linux sites from my site. To help with spreading of linux. Yes I hate windows and it's glitches and it's owning the main part of the computer world. Compatition is great for business cause it keeps everyone on their toes!! Meaning I get better quality stuff. picky picky that I am!!


Ok so is there any other links or info I could add on the site?
 
Old 07-29-2006, 05:20 PM   #24
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not running a antivirus program? huh? Are we in the same world?
Yup, we're in the same world. It is in principle possible to write a virus for Linux, but in practice they are very uncommon. A major reason that viruses are so devastating in the Windows world is because they have full access to your system and so can make (bad) changes anywhere they like. Linux (and all other unixes) have a very strict scheme of file permissions which denies permission to important parts of the system (unless you run as "root" -- a bad idea). So essentially if you were to get a virus, it would not be able to damage your computer. You would also be able to see it running by typing "top" or "ps -e".

And then of course all of the windows viruses that Norton protects you from don't work in Linux anyway. Because of all this, I'd rather not have an antivirus constantly running and scanning my harddisks and sucking up my memory
 
Old 08-01-2006, 06:18 PM   #25
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Well I now have Ubuntu downloaded and most of my stuff is now on my exturnal HDD for saving.

Now I want to know how to place linux on a DVD. Is it data? I'm guessing so. I'm going to have both the winRAR .exe and it unzipped on the same disk. One to use for installing and the zipped one for if someone wants a copy of it fast. It's already zipped, just save time.

I also want some small files on the disk also. Firefox, for sure. might place msn, yahoo, ventrilo, deamon tools. like a simple package all in one.
 
Old 08-02-2006, 01:59 AM   #26
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I don't know what you're using WinRAR for, but if you downloaded an .iso for Ubuntu, you'll want to burn it as an image, not as data.
 
Old 08-02-2006, 02:41 AM   #27
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oops. when I ment "WinRAR .exe" I ment it as in the downloaded file I got is zipped.

Hummm it gotta be a image? I did mean also that I need it on a CD so I can install linux itself. So a bootable CD of linux. sorry for being confusing.
 
Old 08-02-2006, 03:32 AM   #28
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What exactly did you download? Usually, you download CD or DVD ISO images that need to be burnt to a CD or DVD, which you can then boot from.
 
Old 08-02-2006, 03:45 AM   #29
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damn this is geting confusing! lol


One person would say to make a image of it then the next would say just burn the iso file..

I downloaded the files RIGHT from Ubuntu site and Novell site! They all came in ISO files. Ubuntu had 1 ISO file and SUSE had 5 ISO files for 5 CDs. I could of went with the 1 DVD ISO file but didn't (it's 3GB file and firefox only has a 2GB download size that I know of).

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=469962
is where my other post is.

*Cries* I just want to install linux. Is that to much to ask?
 
Old 08-02-2006, 03:57 AM   #30
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The ISO files ARE images. When you burn them, select the "burn as image" option in whatever software you're using. Do not burn them as normal data, because if you do you won't be able to boot from those CDs or DVDs.
 
  


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