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Old 03-19-2014, 01:50 PM   #16
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you might want to do your self a very big favor
and put that Fedora 9 cd in the TRASH CAN
it is 11 versions and 6 YEARS OUT OF DATE
 
Old 03-19-2014, 01:54 PM   #17
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If I don't use an internet, does it matter if Linux Distro is old or latest?
For learning purpose can I use Linux old, outdated version?
 
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Old 03-19-2014, 02:00 PM   #18
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If I don't use an internet, does it matter if Linux Distro is old or latest?
For learning purpose can I use Linux old, outdated version?
You will learn old, outdated skills.
 
Old 03-19-2014, 03:27 PM   #19
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Why / how did you decide to go with Fedora Linux?
It is a big/heavy weight Linux that tends to need more cpu, ram, newer h/w.

Did you look at other Linux distros which are targeted towards older, slower h/w?
Ones like Xubuntu, Lubuntu, AntiX, Bodhi, Puppy, etc, see http://distrowatch.com/ for other distros.
Also you might want to search what other users with your make/model h/w are using, it could make your Linux experience easier/better.
Search/browse LQ to see what is tripping up. other Linux users

As for installing Linux on a Windows PC, I would recommend making 3 partitions:
1)a partition for / (the o/s's root), minimum of 10 GB depending on distro;
2)a /home partition for user data, separate from root partition in case you reinstall Linux at a later date, make it as big as you can!
3)a swap space partition, minimum of 1x RAM (recommend 2x) useful for hibernate also if you are on a laptop.

Good luck.
 
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Old 03-19-2014, 03:32 PM   #20
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and in the last 11 versions of fedora
almost EVERYTHING has changed

gnome2 is now gnome3
kde3 is kde4
udev is now used
the grub bootloader
moved from the OLD legacy 0.9 using the int system and systemV
to grub2 using udev and systemD

python moved from python2 to 3

fedora 9 had a very new and VERY experimental "pulse audio"
fedora 8 was the VERY first OS to use that audio system

fedora 9
did not have good windows NTFS support
READ ONLY!!!!!!!!!

fedora 9 used the ext2 drive format
or
the still VERY EXPERIMENTAL !!!!!! lvm

fedora 9
used " firefox-3.0-0.60.beta5.fc9.i386.rpm"
you will NOT be able to install firefox28
anything newer than firefox 3.6 will not work

NONE and i DO MEAN NONE of the current "guides" or " how too's " will work
only guides from 6 years ago

and then YOU WILL NOT be able to install any software


here is a thought

try installing windows 95 on a windows 7 computer
and USING !!!! win95
 
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Old 03-19-2014, 03:45 PM   #21
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Why / how did you decide to go with Fedora Linux?
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Good luck.
Thanks for the reply! Where I live in, there are some websites which sell and post different distributions but since there are some days off ahead, I couldn't order one (however I didn't know much about which distros were lighter and which were not). Also I didn't want to download files in GB scale from the internet. Hence, I went to some local shops and there were only Fedora, Ubuntu and BackTrack and I bought Fedora. : )

Good luck and best wishes too.

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