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Old 04-30-2002, 09:41 AM   #16
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Re: Re: "there's lycoris and similar"....


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no, i just mean things like lycroris permanently using root as the sole user that kind of stupid thing.
Dude get your facts right. Have you even installed Lycoris? The user logon DOES NOT use root. The logon process is just like anyother distro. There is a root account and regular user accounts. It even notifies you not to login in as root.
 
Old 04-30-2002, 09:49 AM   #17
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Re: Re: Re: "there's lycoris and similar"....

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Dude get your facts right. Have you even installed Lycoris? The user logon DOES NOT use root. The logon process is just like anyother distro. There is a root account and regular user accounts. It even notifies you not to login in as root.
heh, sorry i meant lindows... easily confused i think.
 
Old 04-30-2002, 10:10 AM   #18
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do i have to learn a lot of things..commands etc..to run even the simple tasks with linux? i have a friend with 8.1 and he said it was imposible..idiot or no? or will i be up in no time with a nice dual boot Xp/linux machine
Hey Denton, while they're off playing with words..not even answering your questions in which you started, I'll try to answer your question.
Its not totally necessary to learn alot of commands but its going to help you out if you do familiarize yourself with the command line. But really, you could boot straight to X, do what you need to do and then logout.. never even touching a command line.
 
Old 04-30-2002, 10:43 AM   #19
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trickykid is right...sorry about that.

Denton, I have used Linux for about 1 year now, with a lot of previous Microsoft experience. I found Red Hat, SuSE, Mandrake and now recently Lycoris to be very good for newbies. The latest versions from these companies provide more advanced features for desktop users, like yourself.

Mandrake 8.2, SuSE 8.0, and Red Hat 7.3 (soon to be released) are popular among the masses. However, I honestly think Lycoris is about the easiest to use for total newbies. Hey, you can try one and if it doesn't fit your needs...move on to something else.

I just don't appreciate acid_kewpie stating things that are not true concerning Lycoris. I'm not here to defend it's flaws...but check the forums at www.lycoris.org and the many good reviews at www.lycoris.com. It's a good distro to 'get your foot in the door'.
 
Old 04-30-2002, 03:58 PM   #20
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alright thanks..but see thing is i would try one..move on etc..except for the 56k problem i have...but ill check those out, i dont want to have to buy linux after linux to see which i like
 
Old 05-01-2002, 10:47 AM   #21
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A good many computer magazines have complete distros on their cover mounted CD/DVDs. If you go for the Linux specific ones, they're likely to have Mandy 8.2 on there this month, seeing as it's a fairly new one.

Quite often they're in .ISO format, so you will need to burn them to CD (there is a method of installing from ISO, but it's different for each distro, and is not always particularly easy).

Alternatively, you could check out ebay, they normally have people selling the download (1/2/3 cds) editions of distros for only a few bucks.

You could go for a distro like Lycoris, but I would not advocate the idea. I have given my opinions on Lycoris in many other threads, and I'm not gonna repeat them here...you'll just have to search.
 
Old 05-01-2002, 11:18 AM   #22
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Talking which to pick !?!?!?

Oviously I havent actually installed linux yet or any other versions of UNIX.

My thoughs is actually trying 2-3 most popular types or just try the version a friend tried and liked it and ask help from him.

What are friends for ?

Anyhow

Though of the day



Mars

 
Old 05-01-2002, 08:53 PM   #23
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Red Hat has gotta be easy. I had never used windows or mac. First computer I got came with 6.2 and gnome. If I could figure out how to use it with NO computer experience, it's gotta be easy.
 
Old 05-01-2002, 10:52 PM   #24
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After 8 years of Windows, Red Hat 7.2 is a welcome relief from M$. It's every bit as easy to use, and best of all it's half the price of a upgrade disk to go from win98 to WinXP. What a deal. I don't know how these Linux developers make much $$ but they sure do put out good products that are worth triple their retail value.
 
  


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