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Old 07-19-2008, 08:50 AM   #16
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Ive just installed linux and i was wondering if mandriva or fedora are similar to linux,
Please don't jump into an existing thread like this.

Mandriva and Fedora ARE Linux!!--each is version of Linux (AKA "distribution".
http://distrowatch.com

Which version of Linux did you install?
 
Old 07-19-2008, 09:01 AM   #17
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Firefox has settings for font size, including one for minimum font size. However, a poorly-design website does not always look good when you change the font size.

What are you monitor specs?
Firefox font size option, change nothing!
1024 768

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Old 07-19-2008, 09:22 AM   #18
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Mandriva and Fedora are linux. They're different distributions, but they both use the Linux Kernel.

Oops! pixelanny beat me to it!

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Old 07-19-2008, 09:23 AM   #19
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Please don't jump into an existing thread like this.

Mandriva and Fedora ARE Linux!!--each is version of Linux (AKA "distribution".
http://distrowatch.com

Which version of Linux did you install?
woah, sorry, didn't see the forum police about,
think i should go
 
Old 07-19-2008, 09:27 AM   #20
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All Cyrillic fonts small
http://s56.radikal.ru/i154/0807/d6/3a3d943ee4a9.jpg

but English looks fine
http://s50.radikal.ru/i128/0807/d3/00871b8da250.jpg

all .exe software wouldn't work now?((

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Old 07-19-2008, 09:51 AM   #21
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i get confused... i found StarDict instead of Babylon and i cant install it
where i need to do this?
# sudo apt-get install stardict
 
Old 07-19-2008, 02:47 PM   #22
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Ive just installed linux and i was wondering if mandriva or fedora are similar to linux,
What do you mean with this question

all the best
 
Old 07-20-2008, 10:20 AM   #23
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'.exe' is an MS concept. MS progs won't run natively in Linux, but you can prob get replacement equivalents eg:
http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/...ndows_software, see also http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm.
If you really want to run MS progs, try Wine: http://www.winehq.org/
 
Old 07-20-2008, 11:39 AM   #24
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If your font in firefox is too small, there are two things you can do. Go to you system, options, personal look and file, appearance, then font tab, advanced, and make sure your dpi is 96. That's how you do it in Fedora 8, I'm not sure how to do it in ubuntu but it's pretty much the appearance dpi setting.

Also, you can go to firefox and type in

about:config

which takes you to the firefox configuration page. Scroll down to dpi and make sure it's 96. I'm not 100% sure that there's a dpi setting in the configuration page, but it had something to do with dpi.
 
Old 08-27-2008, 06:49 AM   #25
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Ive just installed linux and i was wondering if mandriva or fedora are similar to linux,
Mandriva and Fedora are distributions of Linux. Linux by itself is simply a kernel. Distributions are where Linux is combined with many elements such as the GNU operating system and software the user may use (including a window manager, X11, and the software you use with your computer). I highly doubt you installed only Linux. They are the same thing.
 
Old 08-29-2008, 07:47 AM   #26
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Mandriva and Fedora are distributions of Linux. Linux by itself is simply a kernel. Distributions are where Linux is combined with many elements such as the GNU operating system and software the user may use (including a window manager, X11, and the software you use with your computer). I highly doubt you installed only Linux. They are the same thing.

my mistake, it wasnt linux i installed it was ubuntu
 
Old 08-29-2008, 08:07 AM   #27
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Ubuntu *is* a linux distro. You need to understand that there are many flavours of linux out there, each with its own name - Fedora, Ubuntu, Mandriva, Suse, Slackware etc.
 
Old 08-29-2008, 09:38 AM   #28
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try Dynebolic, it's an excellent live distrib.
 
Old 09-03-2008, 02:37 PM   #29
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Ubuntu *is* a linux distro. You need to understand that there are many flavours of linux out there, each with its own name - Fedora, Ubuntu, Mandriva, Suse, Slackware etc.
i am aware that theres different flavours of linux, well i am now,

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Old 09-03-2008, 08:19 PM   #30
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hey there,

I've made my switch about 2 years ago with Fedora 7, I think. That's the first and that's what I learnt Linux with. I'm not gonna say I'm all expert now, but I think I at least know my around.

So my recommendation would go with Fedora. Though Ubuntu is equally good, if not better.

I'm not really a fan of compiz, it can give a lot of problems at the moment especially with the nVidia Drivers. ATI drivers should work better with compiz, but I'm not very happy with the 3D acceleration. I guess everything has a downside.

Anyway, back on topic.... I think in the end you will find Linux to be much more pleasure to use than Windows will ever be. I made the switch 2 years ago, and never gone back ^^
 
  


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