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this is my first post, but i've been searching through this site for help with my installations for sometime now. it's all been very helpful, thanks!
it all started when i played around with linux in 1998. i had just bought a new hd and i decided to install rh5 on a pentium75. i installed it but i couldn't do much else: i didn't have linux-friendly dialup at the time. i couldn't do much else other than starting x and admiring the feel of it all. i uninstalled and vowed to try it again when i had a need for it.
fast forward a few years and a friend of mine told me about mandrake and how it was user-friendlier than the previous version of rh i had done. after the first install and i was hooked and have been using mandrake off and on for 3 years now.
now is the time that i must part ways with m$. all summer long i've been playing around with different distributions and have decided to install a few and see which one i like best. i started off with rh9 and mandrake 9, but i wasn't happy when i found out that java wasn't included in the install. i looked up information on this site and it's all been very helpful.
after a few months of trying to get java to work correctly with mozilla in rh9 and mandrake i finally did it last night! I also got Jpilot to work with the usb cradle for my visor, too. Two for one, that's pretty sweet. i am now installing gentoo on the same box that mandrake. i plan to add more (rh9 is next) and find one that i like best.
anyway, i thought i would share my accomplishments and post for the first time. i've rambled enough!