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Old 01-28-2004, 09:11 PM   #1
jd5419
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Post Switching over to linux. (from windows :P)


Hello,

First off all i really want to be able to use linux on my system, as my primary os, and i've tried this before... a while with mandrake, a while with redhat... no go. Simply because there are things that i just cant live without.
1. Dual monitors. - i tried for hours trying to figure out how to get my dual head ati 8500 (or geforce fx 5200 256m) to use dual monitors... Drivers... woosh, way over my head i have no idea how to use dual monitors and this really really kept me from staying from linux.
That was the main reason that i dont use linux, another big reason is i chose to use napster to listen to music (legally) yet its available for windows 2k/xp and i really want to be able to use this on my system.
Also what distro do you think i should use? I've heard gentoo quite a few times.
 
Old 01-28-2004, 09:20 PM   #2
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just my thoughts man ...
if you're new to *nix or linux, then dual-boot if you need those "reqd." things.
soon, you'll be able to figure out how to get those things running too. so, don't hold back, partition, some space for linux, get a distro which is easy to install (i always suggest 'libranet' cos it's debian-based and easy to install) and not some distro which might require some extra time. i wouldnt suggest gentoo/debian/slack if it's the first time for you, but if you have some experience before, might as well, huh? have fun.

dual-monitor shouldnt be a problem to setup once you get going...
as for napster ... no idea.
 
Old 01-28-2004, 09:30 PM   #3
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well, i'm sorta new, i have a dedicated server running rh9 (no gui stuff) i dont know. I want somthing that'll perform well thats semi easy to use. i think its going to happen soon.
 
Old 01-28-2004, 09:36 PM   #4
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they all run linux, so ... performance is not an issue.
you want ease-of-use untill the time you can talk bout performance.
http://www.linux.org/dist/list.html
just hit the search button without any selections.
 
  


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