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Old 02-20-2010, 07:28 AM   #16
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Would you believe FOUR gig for under a $100....
http://www.newegg.com/Store/Category...17&name=Memory
 
Old 02-20-2010, 07:33 AM   #17
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Not here!!! I've seen TWO gigs of RAM for under $100.
Not my ram... i'm totally sure
 
Old 02-20-2010, 07:40 AM   #18
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I've got 1 GB RAM in my laptop, dual-booting XP Pro and Slackware. I've had other distros on there as well, with no problems.
 
Old 02-20-2010, 07:49 AM   #19
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I just thought of something... is it possible just to install it on a usb-stick? i get a 16gb soon... Is it possible to install some kind of linux on that, and then boot from that?
 
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I just thought of something... is it possible just to install it on a usb-stick? i get a 16gb soon... Is it possible to install some kind of linux on that, and then boot from that?
Yes
 
Old 02-20-2010, 07:51 AM   #21
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Yeah, there's this:

http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 02-20-2010, 07:51 AM   #22
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Yes
great ... are u sure about booting from usb?
 
Old 02-20-2010, 07:52 AM   #23
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I just thought of something... is it possible just to install it on a usb-stick? i get a 16gb soon... Is it possible to install some kind of linux on that, and then boot from that?
It is possible.
 
Old 02-20-2010, 07:55 AM   #24
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It is possible.
Just like that? can u just press F12 at startup and choose "usb" or something?
 
Old 02-20-2010, 07:57 AM   #25
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F2, not F12.
 
Old 02-20-2010, 07:58 AM   #26
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F2, not F12.
With my computer F2 is BIOS and F12 is BOOT select or something like that...
 
Old 02-20-2010, 08:02 AM   #27
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Ah, on mine F2 is BIOS (including boot selection order) and F11 is boot selection. Different on different machines.
 
Old 02-20-2010, 02:28 PM   #28
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Yes!

Linux is teh best!
 
Old 02-20-2010, 02:59 PM   #29
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Really the best thing to do is to just start trying them. They're free, and there is no reason you have to keep one once you've installed it. Sometimes I even install a new one just for fun, or to try it out. You can even put your /home directory on a separate partition, so you can reinstall without touching your files. Once you lose that fear of "don't touch it, I might break it" the world kind of opens up
 
Old 02-20-2010, 05:53 PM   #30
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Try ubuntu 9.10 you will surely love it.I give it an extra curve by adding kde into it then will have best of both world kde and gnome for kde in ubuntu just type
sudo apt-get kde-desktop
in terminal.
 
  


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