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Old 05-30-2003, 07:43 PM   #1
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Question Philosophy,Install RH9 to XP

I'm not only new to Linux, I'm new to MS Windows. I can manage MS, but no genius. Had alittle DOS in college(IF's and Then's). CAN I HANDLE WHAT I AM ABOUT TO GET INTO? If so, is there someplace I can go to get detailed info about Sony VAIO/XP hardware to facilitate RH9 install?
Old 05-30-2003, 08:23 PM   #2
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I found Redhat 9.0 to be buggy, so I went back to Redhat7.3 after 3 days.

Probably the best place to start would be the Redhat Hardware Compatability List on their site. Another would be the LDP Hardware HOWTOs.

Do you know what's under the hood? Not a Winmodem, I hope?
Old 05-30-2003, 08:35 PM   #3
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BDW... actually you're MUCH better off than many of us Linux newbies... Because you haven't been poison by the way Microsoft wants you to use your computer. I remember the first time I started using Linux, and boy did I hate it then! That's because I'm too used to the M$ way of doing things.

I don't use RedHat anymore (in fact the last RH version I used was 5.0), but I believe that RH has very good hardware recognition capabilities. And I agree with fancypiper, if you want a stable Linux installed on your laptop, then avoid the latest version. Maybe start from the version before it (I think it's 8 for RH, not sure though).

Anyway... welcome to OSS Linux


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