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Old 11-27-2005, 01:07 PM   #46
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Welcome back tweakerxp
Irrespective of whether you chose Ubuntu, Slackware or Debian, the important thing is that (a) you have a choice and (b) it is all still GNU/Linux. Personally, that's one of the things that always brings a smile to my face - the fact there is so much choice. When one uses Windows, it is very easy to think that computing begins and ends with Microsoft, that there is no choice, and then - there is even less choice in that some development team in Redmond has decided what it is that should be in my operating system. So, you've had your first experience with the range of choices that will confront you as a GNU/Linux user - it comes in any colour and any flavour you like, and can be endlessly configured to suit your purposes!!!
Now - buckle your seat belt because your trip is about to start: have a ball because now, for the first time ever your computer is truly yours. You have prised it from the grip of Microsoft, and now it is a brand new opportunity for you to discover your machine in a way that has hitherto not been possible. Enjoy!!!

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Old 11-27-2005, 02:57 PM   #47
Registered: Nov 2005
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Thanks ... I'll have to admit it's kinda fun! I've been playing around with some of the settings, Firefox and stuff. Things ARE alot different than in Windows. So I have to look for settings and stuff that I want to change or adjust.

If I start to wobble when I walk is that a bad sign???<G>
Old 11-27-2005, 05:57 PM   #48
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Well done.
Old 12-02-2005, 12:17 PM   #49
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hey i am a newibe and have tryied to insrtall ubuntu and slack 10.2...

ubuntu, preaty installer , looks easy; diddnt work

slack 10.2, simple graphical installer looked logical but not exactly easy, took a while but worked first time...

i know which i would use again!
Old 12-02-2005, 04:34 PM   #50
Registered: Jan 2004
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Well done tweaker. I think this is a lesson well learned. Linux is something worth learning in depth, but it doesn't mean that you have to jump in the deep end to do so. Everyone has their fave distros - I'm quite fond of Slack, Ubuntu and SuSE myself, and if someone asks me what I'd recommend, I'd always offer up Ubuntu. That's not to say that I'd go pushing any one distro on people like certain contributors to this thread.

The obsession of some of these Slack advocates is beyond belief, really.
Old 12-02-2005, 04:39 PM   #51
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Originally posted by jamyskis

The obsession of some of these Slack advocates is beyond belief, really.
yep! thast definatly true...
i know of one slack "advbocate" who insists of runing slack 1.0 with no gui and writing all his stuff on vi (the original vi not VIM)

i for one am a newB myself and allthaugh i have had a good expericane with slack i might be trying out mandrake and SuSE soon
Old 12-02-2005, 04:54 PM   #52
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if you want to install ubuntu you can order a cd from them they ship it free no charge on anything, it has been my expereince that windpws burning software never really does well for linux distrybutions especially Nero.
Old 12-22-2005, 07:15 PM   #53
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Ubuntu 5.10

You can order Ubautu cd's free, but it takes a while it get them. You can order several disks at once each set comes with live cd, and install cd. They have disks for x86, mac, and 64-bit systems.



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