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Old 07-28-2010, 10:43 AM   #16
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Thanks. It was Ubuntu - was having a Senior Moment. Also really appreciated knowing that. Didn't want to say so but I hit "buy" at the wrong time while looking at it so I'm obligated to buy it.

Just brought home a used LCD monitor for $40 so maybe will get going with Linux quicker than expected. Thanks again.
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The iMac G5 has room on it for the Ubuntu but will load Ubuntu on a separate PC as I've had problems on the G5 even after installing a clean original Leopard OS CD and loading all the updates- I'm imagining that it has some major problems that no operating system could solve.

Another note - Red Hat. I have original Red Hat CDs at least a decade old and wondered whether anyone uses it or if it's in any way superior to Ubuntu. Opinions appreciated. Thanks again.
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You don't want to use a 10 year old Linux system---regardless of the version. Linux evolves quite rapidly and 10 years is a lifetime.

My recommendation would be to install ANY current version of Linux and start learning how it works---then you'll be better able to decide what you want.
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