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Old 08-17-2005, 09:42 PM   #16
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unless the distro is a very small distro it will have firefox. Again, no need to worry about virii/spyware in linux. You won't need any programming skill, (unless you want to). I like Mandrake(now mandriva) when I started
I wouldn't even say "unless the distro is a very small distro." Even Damn Small Linux has Firefox preinstalled.
 
Old 08-17-2005, 09:43 PM   #17
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How do I find out if my input and out system is able to boot a Live disk?

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Old 08-17-2005, 09:46 PM   #18
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Pop in a CD. Boot up your computer. If the computer boots into the CD, your BIOS are set correctly. If not, let us know, and we'll help you configure the BIOS to boot from CD.
 
Old 08-18-2005, 03:43 AM   #19
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I've been looking at the Xandros SurfSide Linux package a little bit.

My main - and really only - use would be for net surfing via my Comcast cable ISO.

Which may still be a problem as Comcast doesn't like any OS's other Windows XP.

Once I verify it'll play friendly with Comcast I'll probably buy - unless there are gotcha's.

Anyone know of any?

Newegg has it at just under $80.

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Old 08-18-2005, 04:13 AM   #20
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I was in a similar situation a while ago, I ended up choosing SUSE as my first distro. Right now I'm troubleshooting Slack 9.1. So yes, I am a bit of a n00bish type, but one thing I must say: don't buy a distro. I think that if you are going to use Linux, don't buy it. Especially seeing as you're a newbie and might end up hating the distro that you just payed 80 bucks for. You have a cable connection, just go to LinuxIso.org and poke around for a distro, I'm sure you'll find one. I personally think there really isn't a linux distro that is too hard for a n00b especially if that n00b has access to these forums. As long as they have access to the internet they're set! Although it does help to have some linux type friends
 
Old 08-18-2005, 07:39 AM   #21
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I was in a similar situation a while ago, I ended up choosing SUSE as my first distro. Right now I'm troubleshooting Slack 9.1. So yes, I am a bit of a n00bish type, but one thing I must say: don't buy a distro. I think that if you are going to use Linux, don't buy it. Especially seeing as you're a newbie and might end up hating the distro that you just payed 80 bucks for. You have a cable connection, just go to LinuxIso.org and poke around for a distro, I'm sure you'll find one. I personally think there really isn't a linux distro that is too hard for a n00b especially if that n00b has access to these forums. As long as they have access to the internet they're set! Although it does help to have some linux type friends
OK - I'm dl'ing the SUSE live eval now.

Tried the MEPIS free versin - it failed the first tests. Couldn't log into any email accounts or even my own site - which I know for a fact can be done from some other Linux dist's.

Tried d'ling the Xandros eval but my firewall persists in blocking some ports it shouln't be - so no dl of xandros.

We'll see if SUSE does any better.

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