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Old 09-19-2003, 02:19 PM   #1
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Distribution: RedHat 9.1, Mandrake 9, Gentoo, SuSE 9
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Thumbs up well on my way to linuxdom...

this is my first post, but i've been searching through this site for help with my installations for sometime now. it's all been very helpful, thanks!

it all started when i played around with linux in 1998. i had just bought a new hd and i decided to install rh5 on a pentium75. i installed it but i couldn't do much else: i didn't have linux-friendly dialup at the time. i couldn't do much else other than starting x and admiring the feel of it all. i uninstalled and vowed to try it again when i had a need for it.

fast forward a few years and a friend of mine told me about mandrake and how it was user-friendlier than the previous version of rh i had done. after the first install and i was hooked and have been using mandrake off and on for 3 years now.

now is the time that i must part ways with m$. all summer long i've been playing around with different distributions and have decided to install a few and see which one i like best. i started off with rh9 and mandrake 9, but i wasn't happy when i found out that java wasn't included in the install. i looked up information on this site and it's all been very helpful.

after a few months of trying to get java to work correctly with mozilla in rh9 and mandrake i finally did it last night! I also got Jpilot to work with the usb cradle for my visor, too. Two for one, that's pretty sweet. i am now installing gentoo on the same box that mandrake. i plan to add more (rh9 is next) and find one that i like best.

anyway, i thought i would share my accomplishments and post for the first time. i've rambled enough!


Old 09-26-2003, 02:02 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ.

Congrats! I would be interested to know how the Red Hat 9 install goes.
Old 09-26-2003, 02:35 AM   #3
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Wow 1998, you are three years earlier than me.....But I have Installed Mandrake, SuSE, Red Hat and Debian many times (Not in my computer, but in my friend's or lab's. I don't have any computer).


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