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Old 05-05-2008, 12:13 PM   #1
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Exclamation Should I drop Freespire 2.0.8?

I have just installed Freespire onto my PC
and have enjoyed it so far as this being my first experience
with Linux.
Ive been looking around and I have found what seems to be better
than what I have right now and that is
Mandriva PowerPack 2008 Sring Edition.
so my question is should i go with Mandriva instead of Freespire?
and if i should how do i go about upgrading to Mandriva?
help im a NOOB
Old 05-05-2008, 12:17 PM   #2
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Try as many distros as you can. That's the only way to find out which will suit your taste and needs.
Old 05-05-2008, 12:19 PM   #3
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What ever your heart wants to do.

Linux is Linux

Try them both, learn the Package manager of them, find the one you like then just use it.
Old 05-05-2008, 12:19 PM   #4
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You would be switching distributions so there would be no 'upgrade'. you would have to re-install the new OS from scratch.

If you have a second hard drive or un-partitioned space on your main drive you could setup a dual boot system. One that boots Freespire AND another Linux distribution, so you could try it out to see if you like it better or not.

Very few Linux users stick with the very first distribution they try, or at least they may try several others before coming back to what they started on. It's a very common thing.

I would actually suggest you try out several other Distros to see what is available. Fedora, Suse, Madriva, Ubuntu, are all very popular
Old 05-05-2008, 02:26 PM   #5
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hey farslayer and everyone thank you for your help.
looks like i have to do some more reading on linux progz, and ops
thanks again


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