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Old 03-27-2003, 01:53 AM   #1
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What to start with?


I need some info to print and read, the things i want to read is with distro to use and where to start when you just installed linux, and what to do to upgrade your linux sytem and install programs, i need lots of information because the errors will keep scoming in soon and what the source codes are.
 
Old 03-27-2003, 02:20 AM   #2
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Generally RedHat or Mandrake are the distros recommended for newbies. They install fairly simply. If you are used to M$ then you should approach this as new concept because the systems are very different .
 
Old 03-27-2003, 02:45 AM   #3
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what do you think the requirement of a computer is needed because i want to buy a old comeputer and start building up on linux, i want a old computer because my dad doesnt let me install it because his a windows freak who doesnt know whats linux for.
 
Old 03-27-2003, 03:17 AM   #4
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try to hit above say, 4oomhz, but don't expect anything that flashy. avoid using KDE or Gnome on a slow machine and you'll be fine.
 
Old 03-27-2003, 04:05 AM   #5
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Which OSes in Linux dont have KDE or Gnome?
400 mhz is fine but the other equipment, how much gb you think ill need? i prefer about 3ghz what do you think? with al that ill figure out the other stuff.
BTW dont you need to install XP to install linux?
 
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None of them do, if you don't choose to install them. Some Linux systems install off a floppy and some people have to buy three hard drives because the other two 80 gig drives are full.

Install XP to install Linux?! Noo. You can have a bare hard drive or DOS or Windows or whatever. You can install from floppies, the net, CDs, hard drives - whatever.

Basically, every variable is covered and you can do whatever you want. Except run on a 286.
 
Old 03-27-2003, 05:02 AM   #7
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Thanks for your help digiot, should i buy those really old computers but with 300 mhz and with lots of room? you think they can put on up for $160 at the computer market, if you dont find me online you can find me on msn messenger erks90@hotmail.com
 
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should be ok, just remember that it is an old machine.
 
  


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