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Old 03-31-2004, 12:02 PM   #1
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On my way to LINUX... wondering where to start??

I have heard a lot about LINUX.. have read a bit too... now i really wanna install it on my hardrive while keeping win98.. i also have 10GB free (unpartitioned space) waiting fro LINUX.. i was hoping fro some help as to what kind fo distro might be recommended for me..
some who is:
-looking to use it like a more secure PC
-interested in maybe learnign to customize it a lil
- basically get to master the OS and use it over windows in the near future...??

suggestions from all are welcome...

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Old 03-31-2004, 12:06 PM   #2
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please read the reviews section and search this site, this question is asked day in day out, and the answers never change. you can get more informatino abuot different distros at and
Old 03-31-2004, 12:07 PM   #3
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Mandrake would probably be the easiest to install/use/learn and dual boot with Win98.

I currently use Mandrake 10 CE and dual boot with WinXP...Mandrake 10 CE works great.
Old 03-31-2004, 07:05 PM   #4
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If you would like to learn more about your computers insides and how it works and if you would like to get total control over it, then linux is right for you, If you on the other hand do not care to know anything other than where your documents folder is, stick with the blue glue. Said in different words; if you think computing is fun, go for it


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