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Old 01-27-2005, 01:52 PM   #1
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Pre-migration advice

After using linux for a full week I have decided to quit Windows for good. This is a big decision for me as I have been a windows user since first release of 95 and have become pretty damn good (not wanting to be big headed) but i now find myself back in a novice state.

Anyway without wanting to bore anyone i just wondered if there is anything in particular that i should look for or avoid during this transformation...

Many thanks to you all and thanks for the help both now and in the future........
Old 01-27-2005, 02:10 PM   #2
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The only things you REALLY need to look at is whether you
have data in proprietary formats that you will need to access
later on ... e.g. password protected Office-files, things from
programs without a Linux version or such that won't behave
under wine/cxoffice ... in terms of usage: the only thing *I*
still have windows for is y! messenger because of the lack
of cam-support in the linux messenger products.

Old 01-27-2005, 03:06 PM   #3
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Welcome to the world of open source!

The learning curve can look daunting at times.
Remember that and give yourself time.

If you haven't done so already checking out
might help. There are many flavors and it all depends on how deep you want to go and how much you want to learn.
Old 01-27-2005, 03:21 PM   #4
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I am really looking forward to this new arena, not quite sure which distro to use (I have fedora,suse 9.2, and i'm just d/l Ubuntu) just need to sort out all the windows stuff that i have and then its blast off.

Anyway i'm sure you will be hearing a lot from me so speak to ya soon............
Old 01-27-2005, 03:22 PM   #5
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Don't get frustrated and give up. Many people I know that tried Linux gets frustrated over something they could easily google for and give up. Linux is different than windows in many ways, but not hard if your willing to learn. Maybe mirror the harddrive. Just incase you have a quick out. Also if your hardware isn't bleeding edge it will be easier to setup initially, hopefully
Old 01-28-2005, 03:00 AM   #6
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Thats it, its done.....

Good bye Windows hello SuSe 9.2, Let the fun begin.........

Have a nice day everyone............
Old 01-28-2005, 03:15 AM   #7
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Originally posted by Tinkster
the only thing *I* still have windows for is y! messenger because of the lack of cam-support in the linux messenger products.
This is off topic, but this is the only thing holding me back as well from being 100% Linux. Hopefully we will have an alternative soon.


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