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@ itsgregman: thanks a lot for your tip about PcLinux and Mint Debian, but now that I have already installed win7 with lots of softwares in it and dual booted it with fedora 17, going for those distros without formatting the partition in which windows is there mit b a lil risky,
but anyways if there is no other way I ll try those,
or had I know this b4 I mit hav tried those... and guess for begginers like me those would have been a better choice...
hhmm.. I guess so, even if I try changing the base URL and mirror URL's all the time I get the same error msg...
nd as you said,I could get a systemimage of my windows and then try installing it later...
thnx a lot to all of u...
I am gonna give my lap to our coll linux distro manager and ask him to give his try and upgrade my OS, ...
if nothing works then during this semester holidays I ll get a system image of my windows OS and install some beginner friendly LINUX distro that doesnt need constant upgradation with GUI based Yum...
thnk u all..
yup.. so am gonna leave all this nd go for a new LINUX distro...
maybe I ll open a new thread asking suggestions for a beginner friendly, GUI based distro that doesnt need constant upgradation...
Thank you all for all your help and time...
You should constantly pay attention to updating/upgrading your Linux system, because this is how you get fixes for bugs and security flaws. Better to learn a few basic concepts than to depend on someone else, don't you think?
That said, some people can't handle Fedora's rapid 6-month cycle of development. A few of the distros I know with longer support periods (2+ years) include:
Mint LTS (Long Term Support)
Ubuntu LTS (Long Term Support)
I'm sure there are others, but those are the ones I've personally tried. I enthusiastically recommend everything on that list except Ubuntu.
yup that's well said, learning few basics and using LTS distros...
Most probably I ll switch over to LINUX Mint ...
even with this fedora I learnt a lot..
like the fact tht LINUX is not like other OS, it needs constant upgradation and some basic configuration of yum, how these mirror servers work and stuffs like that...
from what I know I am gonna format that partition in which LINUX lives from Windows and then install LINUX mint without affecting the data in windows 7, by that nothing gets affected if all goes well..
nd thank you really for your patience, kindness and help..
oki.. I guess I would go for Linux Mint Cinnamon.
hope I dont mess up when formatting the right partition and installing Linux mint without affecting the already installed Windows7.
Hope all goes well...
nd sure I wuld update as and when required...
and research a lot of how to install new softwares in LInux mint and learn few basics of Linux mint b4 installing..