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sundialsvcs 02-13-2017 09:13 AM

Welcome to Linux (and VirtualBox!). It sounds like you are well on your way! :hattip:

Philip Lacroix 02-13-2017 10:35 AM


Originally Posted by shay0 (Post 5669188)
Hello guys, I took your advice to use a virtual box and run Linux in it. I also upgraded my laptop, my old PC was far from sufficient for expanding my knowledge, it lacked the RAM and memory I needed.

So you went the expensive route. While I fully respect other people's choice to run Linux on a virtual machine, especially when there is an actual need for it, I still believe that learning about partitioning, dual-booting, and of course about Linux in general, before even grabbing an install disk, and then install on bare metal, might have some long-term value. Have a look at the links posted by onebuck: I recommend that you save them as bookmarks and visit them frequently. Print out what you need.

If you prefer not to dual-boot Linux on your Windows machine, then there's a lot of cheap used boxes for sale just about everywhere, and sometimes you can get them even for free. Linux can run just fine on older machines, while Windows doesn't. Then you can experiment freely, without having to mess with your main system. Both bare-metal solutions allow you to keep some of your money, instead of having to buy a new and more powerful computer in order to have two operating systems running at the same time, as in virtual machine, especially when the host system is resource-hungry Windows.

Anyway, make good use of your new puppy. :)

jamison20000e 02-14-2017 11:15 AM

+1 install (thrift stores* and backups &c) tho u-tube cbt-nuggets and what ever works works, we all learn different some of us just don't want to W\R\TFM! :p

Philip Lacroix 02-14-2017 03:15 PM


Originally Posted by jamison20000e
we all learn different some of us just don't want to W\R\TFM!

Fair enough. :) I admit that I'm biased regarding written vs. video documentation, as I personally find the former more immediate, and also lightweight when stored on the disk. However I understand that learning styles will be different.

jamison20000e 02-15-2017 08:11 AM

It's a lot easier to find what you're looking for in text, that is for sure ;) but I try not to count anything out. :D

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