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Old 11-24-2004, 12:48 PM   #16
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Use something like SuSE, Mandrake, or Mepis. Go with the default install options since you don't have to worry about dual booting and then run a lightweight Window Manager like Fluxbox instead of a full blown KDE or Gnome WM. Should run fine on your machine. I would first try Mepis and boot the Live CD to see if you like it. And contrary to how it sometimes sounds, you can just install and play with it. If you go with the default partition schemes you will be fine, then after you gain some knowledge, if you decide you need to change it, you can do that too. Or try a different distro, or anything else that you decide to do which is why I love Linux. Good luck.
Old 11-24-2004, 01:33 PM   #17
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yeah u will have to partition, but as sgood1971 said, suse, mandrake & mepis have an option to do it automatically for u.
whatever you do, don't give up until u've tried it.
as i said before, u can get the latest mandrake 10.1(3 CDs) with LinuxFormat from any WHSmith. even that small one @ waterloo stn has it that's where i got mine or if u want, u can have my copy 'cos i'll probably just end up throwing it away.

and it is possible to share an internet connection between ur pc's as long as you have the that's needed(network cards, cables, a hub if you have 3 or more pc's ....etc.). how u actually go about setting it up is a question i can't answer sorry, but i'm sure(100% certain actually) there are plenty of ppl here that will know.


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