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Old 10-09-2003, 10:37 AM   #1
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Talking going from win2k -> Slackware

Hiya all!

first of all: Thanks to all of you who posts on this site, either its questions or answers, it has helped me a lot!!

ive read here about ppl giving up on linux cuz it dont work,
or they say its not ready for puplic use cuz its to hard..
so i just have to tell you my experience so far:

now to my story:

im a hardcore win2k user... i hate anything else, or atleast, thats how it used to be (;

i recently (10 days ago) got an extra box, and thought to my self, "Hey, lets mess with Linux"
since i always thought Linux is for geeks that dream in $HEX (;
so i thought id test it just to see how hard it could be...

since i dont want to dualboot, or remove my windows, i have had no chanse of testing linux, so as i said, i decided to install it.

so, what distro to use to use? i never tried it, only read very little about it, since it has not been in my intrest....

hmmm, Red-Hat, ive heard about that, krewl ill download it.
lets see.. Mandrake, ive heard about that one to, download.
my friend tells me that when i get to be experienced with linux i should try Slackware... oh wth.. download (:

so, now i have 3 distros, and one computer...
i decide to go with RH first.. cuz they say its sooooo easy..

time to boot up... installing... answering some questions, choosing packages... doing some search on google to find help on how to install and config my NIC.. done, no problem...
booting up RH, W00T??? everything works.. nothing is wrong...
am i a lucky SOB or what?, but wait... why do i read so much about Linux being hard to use and a bish to config?
i thought it was easy... i did not like RH, cuz i installed EVERYTHING... that means i have like 10 txteditors, 5 browsers, 20 games i never use... oh well.. now i know what is what and what i dont want to install.. next time (; i used it for a couple of days, but no.. RH is not for me.. dont know why.. but it just dont feel right...

hmmmm... Mandrake.. lets go for it...
same procedure there... install.. blah blah... everything worked smoothly this time also... i ran it for a couple of days.. nah, dont like Mandrake either...

Slackware.. installing... same story... not a single problem..
booting up, ... hmmm... me like.. trying GNOME, eeeh.. no like...
(i tried all the diffrent GUI on the other distros also)
KDE, that one i like... even though that ppl tell me that GNOME is better... oh well, thats their point of view...

my computer is a celeron 333MHz/64mb/4gb
some kind of intel mobo.. eeeew, i dont like that...
an old ISA NIC, it does what its supposed to do (;
soundcard on mobo AC97
an old S3 virage 4mb gfxcard...

and my ssytem works great without hasstle....
let make things more fun, i dont like the NIC, MOBO or the GFX..
what can i do about that with the things i have at home?
can i OC my processor? nope, the mobo dont accept anything faster than 333.... dang...
oh wait, my other mobo, i found in a drawer of my desk (maybe i should keep better track of my stuff?)
its an ABIT SE6 with onboard GFX/sound... and look... another 64mb ram... and a PCI realtek NIC... i want that in....

so i shutdown the linux box, brings out the screwdriver... and install my newer equipment, now im sure i have to reinstall slackware.... but, lets try to start it up atleast b4 reinstall it...

hmmm... Linux just accetps my new mobo... kewl.... and the memory, no problem there..... configging my NIC... no problem...
sound i didnt have to do anything with, it looks like it accepts it.. since its an onboard card AC97, same as b4....

but it dont like my onboard GFX... but im working on it.. its
i82815.. i read about it in Linux forums, so it should work (;

so the point is : Linux IS easy to install, i managed to install 3 diffrent distros without any knowlege what so ever, on the other hand.. i do some reading, help files, readme on distros.. anything that looks like it can help me....

but i was impressed about it accepting my "new" HW without hasstle... great... i dont even think win2k would appricieate that (;

dont get me wrong, im still a win2k user.. for now... but hey, who knows? the more i learn about Linux, the more i like it...maybe some day ill install it on my desktop.... i think ill just have to find programs than can replace my exsisting software... since this is new to me i dont know what programs are the best... but im learning (;

so all i can say is that Linux isnt that hard to understand, try it... who knows, you might like it... i know i did (;

but dont forget to read all info you can get, that makes your work a lot easier... and "bug" ppl on the forums with questions... (:

thats all for me... any questions, rants, flames? go a head punk, make my day (;

Old 10-09-2003, 11:02 AM   #2
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