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Old 04-13-2004, 11:26 PM   #1
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wants badly to migrate to linux

i don't want a windows partition, i want an easy downloadable, easy setup linux distribution,and, since i'm downloading to my wife's comp( linux is going on mine----can't d/l to mine, bad ethernet card) i guess i'll have to use that iso stuff.......any idea's guys?I really, really am tired of windows and it's errors..........
Old 04-13-2004, 11:38 PM   #2
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Go to and you can peruse a list of the most common linux distributions. If you're new to linux, maybe something like Mandrake, Suse, or RedHat is good to start.
Old 04-13-2004, 11:40 PM   #3
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the easiest ones are mandrake , fedora , suse , xandros 2
Old 04-14-2004, 12:04 AM   #4
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Don't forget lycoris. Lycoris is really simple, a good move from windows.
Old 04-14-2004, 12:22 AM   #5
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I say the previous posts are spot on. After you get comfortable, take your time think of Slackware -I just think it's the most able overall, though SuSe is good too
Old 04-14-2004, 03:16 AM   #6
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Start out with Suse, it's the best (only disadvantage is that you can't download the full distribution on iso, so you'll need to buy the CDs if you don't want a net-install)
I tested Fedora once, it seemed good to me but of the things I hear it seems like many noobs are having troubles with it (boot problem?).

later-on you'll want to migrate to debian, gentoo or slack
Old 04-14-2004, 06:38 AM   #7
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You can always get a second computer (a cheap oldie) and run a text only interface. Keeps you from using the graphic interface as a crutch.


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