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Old 02-26-2005, 05:13 PM   #1
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Want to use linux for the first time

I have no experience at all with linux, but I want to give it a try. Besides all the reviews I've read lately have said good things about it. I currently have a dialup modem, so I cant download a free version of linux. I went on ebay and bought Knoppix for $4 because I hear its a good distrobution to start out with. I will probobly build a "mess around" system to install linux on since I have most of the parts. It will be a PII, 192mb RAM, and a 14.2 GB Hard Drive. Will Knoppix function on this PC, and is there anything I should know before trying it?

Any help is appriciated,

Old 02-26-2005, 05:32 PM   #2
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Re: Want to use linux for the first time

I went on ebay and bought Knoppix for $4
Old 02-26-2005, 06:30 PM   #3
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I have dialup internet. It will take over 80 hours to download.
Old 02-26-2005, 06:31 PM   #4
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oh, sorry the PII is 266mhz.
Old 02-26-2005, 07:20 PM   #5
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knoppix is a live cd. It doesnt install on your hard drive. Check out ubuntu. Ive read many reviews saying it was a good disrto for newbs. Im using it right now and love it.
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you can have knoppix install itself on the hard drive. i haven't used it so i don't know how, but i know you can do it, it's probably offered in a menu somewhere. it's probably a good place to start, it's very good at recogizing hardware etc. if you like it, and you want to learn more about linux, then read up on the various distributions out there, take a look around the forums and see what people have to say about each of them, and then you'll find various ways of ordering CD's and getting ahold of them.


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