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There are no distros with 'more room for configuration'.Everything you got on your box has to be configured.There are distros that configure almost everything for you and others that make you do it yourself.You can always configure things yourself if you want or need to.
Going back to wine as example:You can configure the whole thing yourself from the beginning or have winesetup installed that attempts to do it for you.Some distros do it with winesetup others not.
Your answer is in my previous post.They do things different as far as setup and package management is concerned.
Some distros change also the look and feel of apps ie. Redhat has the KDE desktop modified the way they like it.They also got different tools for installation and setup and of course include different sw-packages in the distro.Thats pretty much it.
I hope nobody reads this and starts with semantics but if you put it easy that's the difference.
Then tell me, what is the difference between distros?
You kinda have to see for yourself.
Imagine that it was possible for people to sell their own version of Windows.
Say for instance McAfee made a version that had all their utilities and Norton made one that had all their utilities and not the default Microsoft tools. They would all be Windows, but kinda different.
Something like that anyway.
I use winex for my gaming. It takes them a little bit to get the games just right but they work good. Games I play using winex are
American McGee's alice
These games sare older but they all run really good. Unreal has linux bineries so you can install them and play. I imagine doom3 will and if not, since its a big release it will quickly be worked on by transgamers
I'm going to be getting like the ultimate in computers soon. :P Is there any way I could run two O/S at the same time? Like could I run Linux and then WindowsXP in a window? heh, that'd be so fun. Like dual booting on both OS's at the same time. :P
Would that allow me to run anything I could run in Windows in Linux or would there be more of an advantage to booting directly into Windows itself? Hell, if it works exactly like Windows but in a window from Linux, it's probably worth the $$. Anyhow, I should probably get myself into Linux before I go crazy on all this other stuff.
Make sure you check the MD5sum to be sure you got a good download and make sure you burn the iso file as an image. Lots of Windows users burn them wrong on the first try, so make sure you understand how to burn the CD correctly. It won't boot if you screw it up.