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Old 12-01-2002, 04:04 AM   #1
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Question help please!


I dont know much about linux! Which linux is good for a starter where can i download it?if i install linux and i dont like it can i still have my win2000 and all my files there? How do u install linux?
 
Old 12-01-2002, 06:17 AM   #2
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1) please search this site for informations, this is asked *every* single day

2) This is the wrong forum. "Linux From Scratch" is a specific linux distribution for sadists.

3) use useful thread titles in future, "help please!" is completely useless.
 
Old 12-01-2002, 11:10 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally posted by acid_kewpie
2) This is the wrong forum. "Linux From Scratch" is a specific linux distribution for sadists.
Moved as you can see.

Quote:
3) use useful thread titles in future, "help please!" is completely useless.
Done changed.


newbie33,

You've got some very basic questions there that are so basic, they aren't even usually asked anymore cause there are tutorials, manuals and howto's on this everywhere here and on the web. I would definitely take acid's advise and search first, read up on Linux, then when you have non-vague questions then ask away.
If your really considering using Linux, I would also recommend maybe picking up a book to help you out.
 
Old 12-01-2002, 03:41 PM   #4
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If you have the money... buy a Linux distro at a place like Best Buy or your favorite software store. I recommend Mandrake or Suse for beginners. Redhat isn't bad either.

Buy the product.... support the vendors..... use the support you get when purchasing.

If you can't afford it, download the iso's and burn your CD's. I am sure Mandrake has a list of mirrors where you can get them.

In any event... put in the CD's and boot. If you need a dual-boot... search these forums for "dual boot" or something like that and you should find all the info you need.

Good luck and welcome aboard,

-K.
 
Old 12-01-2002, 03:48 PM   #5
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SuSE is good, that was my first linux, but get a EXT. Sereal modem for SuSE only type they support at tech support. Just be sure you don't have a winmodem. If it says anything about windows in the manuel, or on the box it probaly is a winmodem. EXT.=external if you are wondering.

Last edited by Edward78; 12-01-2002 at 03:54 PM.
 
  


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