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Old 01-19-2007, 01:30 AM   #1
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basically I use windows for email, surfing the net, office rarely, watching dvds, burning cds/dvds, connecting to a MUD, and text editing via Ultraedit (the best software available for windows for coding with ftp ability in my opinino). I know that Linux can do all of these things quite well. However, I was wondering if anyone has had experience with ultraedit in windows and knows of a program in linux that is almost exactly the same and has the ftp ability? After a bit of research I have decided to start with FC 6. I have all the isos downloaded and on discs, I just haven't worked up the courage yet to finally say goodbye to windows forever, especially since I am so familiar with it, which leads to troubleshooting problems a lot easier.

Thanks,
Hammy

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Old 01-19-2007, 02:10 AM   #2
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Not familiar with that particular program, but if I may suggest, you do not have to say goodbye to windows just yet. I believe FC 6 should allow you to do a dual install. I'm sure someone else can give you more detailed information on how that works, but in essence, the software would re-partition your hard drive to allow space for linux while still maintaining your windows install (of course, you need to have enough space for it to do that). Just make sure you specify that when you install (read what it says carefully and don't agree to a full overwrite type of install).

Also, if you just want to "try before you buy" on linux, you may want to look at Knoppix. That is a CD bootable distro of linux where you can try it out and never install anything to your hard drive. Though truth be told, I tried Knoppix and FC 6 and frankly felt much more at home using FC 6 than knoppix (though I settled on OpenSuse 10.2 which i just feel is a very nicely done distro). . .

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Old 01-19-2007, 03:14 AM   #3
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I don't think I found exactly what you were searching for, but I did find one Linux text editor with FTP support:

Elvis
The problem is that it seems to be based on VI, which is not easy to use...

FTP clients with built-in text editor:
iglooftp
gftp

The sites where I found them:
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/archiv...p/t-23685.html
http://www.thefreecountry.com/programming/editors.shtml

Yes, I know, maybe you already used google and found the same... ^^

Your post did prompt me to try out UltraEdit.
It does indeed seem to have a lot of features integrated.

But it's not open-source, so I still prefer Notepad++, another very good text editor for windows with tabs and syntax highlighting.
Basically, it's my gedit for windows.

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Old 01-19-2007, 04:18 AM   #4
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Most gnome applications have ftp support via GnomeVFS. I believe KDE has something like that as well.

I don't know ultraedit very well, but Bluefish seems to quite similar.
 
Old 01-19-2007, 11:39 AM   #5
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Not familiar with that particular program, but if I may suggest, you do not have to say goodbye to windows just yet. I believe FC 6 should allow you to do a dual install. I'm sure someone else can give you more detailed information on how that works, but in essence, the software would re-partition your hard drive to allow space for linux while still maintaining your windows install (of course, you need to have enough space for it to do that). Just make sure you specify that when you install (read what it says carefully and don't agree to a full overwrite type of install).
I tried running the install and I'm not quite sure from the GUI in FC6 how to just repartition my windows drive and keep windows on. It either had trouble with repartioning (from my experience, which is quite limited) or it wanted to completely format the drive and install linux. This is why I mentioned saying goodbye to windows. Basically this is what I have:
1 hard drive: 120GB
first partition: 100GB (where windows is located)
-20 GB on that partition is being used by windows itself leaving about 80GB free

second partition: 11.5GB (this partition is the recovery partition that is installed from factory) I'd like to keep it if possible and yes I have already made recovery DVDs as well for windows. there is also 1.22GB free on this partition.

I'd like to install linux on the 100GB partition. Leave windows with about 40 GB and give the other 60GB to linux. Now I understand that I need a swap partition so that will eat about 4GB of my 60 alloted for linux (2GB RAM).

I fiddled for quite a while with the GUI and searched around but couldn't find any information on how to do this specifically with FC 6 GUI install (anaconda I think is what it's called). I've never installed an OS before so I'm sorry I guess I need some specific step-by-step instructions. If anyone is willing to provide any help on this it would be much appreciated.

Thanks,
Hammy

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Old 01-19-2007, 03:27 PM   #6
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I never installed Fedora so I don't know how its GUI for partitioning is.

But I usually use the GParted Live-CD (Gnome Partition Editor).

I found it really easy to use and you can play around with your partitions as much as you want, because the changes are only applied after you click on the apply button.

It uses a graphical representation of your diskspace and makes it easy to understand the basics of primary, extended and logical partitions.

After partitioning with GParted, I guess all you need to do in Fedora is to specify where to install it.

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Old 01-19-2007, 04:35 PM   #7
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Ok thanks, I will try it out later today when I get home.
 
  


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