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Old 11-30-2003, 05:12 PM   #16
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Red Hat's toast. And evil. They're evil toast.

Most any distro will do for most anything - as long as you don't try to use Lindows for a server. Just use whatever strikes your fancy.
 
Old 11-30-2003, 05:16 PM   #17
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Hmmm, I don't want to be downloading and trying and all over again the same thing for a long time, I am gonna put up a poll to see which linux distribution is the best
 
Old 11-30-2003, 05:16 PM   #18
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Slackware would work out perfectly for what you want to use it for. I used Slackware for awhile and it taught me a lot of stuff. I think if you want to learn about linux, and have some fun, then Slackware is perfect for you.
 
Old 11-30-2003, 05:18 PM   #19
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FORGET THE POLL.
So is Slackware that good? CAn you install Gnome or something on it to get a desktop? Can you keep windows on the same computer.
 
Old 11-30-2003, 05:19 PM   #20
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Yes slackware is that good desolator .. and the answer is yes to both your questions desolator.

Happy slacking( hopefully)
 
Old 11-30-2003, 05:20 PM   #21
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Quote:
Originally posted by desolator
FORGET THE POLL.
So is Slackware that good? CAn you install Gnome or something on it to get a desktop? Can you keep windows on the same computer.
yes, yes, and yes.
 
Old 11-30-2003, 05:20 PM   #22
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Yes, Slackware is very good. GNOME or KDE or any other desktop enviroment can be installed onto it very easily,.. most of them have a Slack pack also.
 
Old 11-30-2003, 05:21 PM   #23
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OKay, lol, I will instal slackware, hopefully it is good,

Thanks to you people.
Without this site I could have installed RedHat
 
Old 11-30-2003, 05:25 PM   #24
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Ouch.. RedHat sucks! Its almost like having windows on your comp.
 
Old 11-30-2003, 05:26 PM   #25
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you can install desktops during the slack install if you want, so don't worry about not having one. just follow the instructions as you go along, and read everything carefully. slackware even has a special Gnome for it called "dropline gnome" that you can install after you're set up, which has an automatic installer and keeps gnome up to date for you. gl
 
Old 11-30-2003, 05:27 PM   #26
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DAmint, posted the same time as me
Okay that's cool, I am gonna install Slackware right now

Last edited by desolator; 11-30-2003 at 05:29 PM.
 
Old 11-30-2003, 05:33 PM   #27
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One more question, to have the desktop, do I have to install the X windows? becuase when I went into the slackware website and then went to minimum requiremts, it said something about X windows
 
Old 11-30-2003, 05:43 PM   #28
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Yes, you need X windows...
Desktop as you put it is just a layer over the X server...

XFree86 is what you need...
 
Old 11-30-2003, 05:44 PM   #29
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Do i need to configure it in DOS mode? I hate that. I tried to do that before but I couldn't get it to run, but that was with dragonlinux...
 
Old 11-30-2003, 05:46 PM   #30
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Ok. I have been studying for a long time. I have read this whole book Red Hat linux 9 for dummies. It is good. Very good. And keeps you insterested. I suggest red hat 9. That is what everyone is telling me to use. So i pass the word on to you. Red Hat. BTW ..... get a book.
 
  


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