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Old 08-21-2003, 07:36 PM   #1
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where to get Linux

I want to learn Linux.

where can I download the whole OS?

Give me suggestions.

i know absolutley nutin about Linux lol
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Linus sucks... I've used Mandrake, Redhat, and a few others...

Get FreeBSD or OpenBSD
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there are several different versions..

just do a search for one or linux in general. you can download them for free.. slackware, mandrake, debian, red hat just to name a few.
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What flavor? You should probably get Redhat or Mandrake... Since you're such a n00b. Slackware is the best though.

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I'm quite partial to libranet my self.
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Where can I get FreeBSD or OpenBSD? Are they Newb Friendly lol.
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I'm not entirely a newb. i have used FreeBSD before at school for about 3 months. I never got used to it though. It was amazing at the steps required to save a friggin file :
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Old 08-21-2003, 09:02 PM   #8
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Well I am downloading the RedHat ISO files right now.

How is the best way of setting up a Partition with WindowsXP?
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What I would suggestion is that you load the Linux OS setup onto another PC with its own stand alone hard drive, until you get really comfortable with it, then after you think you are GAWWDDD over the Bill Gates world

The worry about partitioning your hard drive that has the WinXP Load on it, I would suggest using Partition Magik to partition the HD or another second hand product.

Linux is nothing like Windows at all, a whole nother world you are embarking on for sure, as you learned with FreeBSD for a few months there...But is a very solid OS and I would like to learn it sometime myself some more. Very nice especially if you are considering using it as a NAT ( Firewall ) Server or FTP Server for File Sharing!
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From what I've heard Windows XP doesn't really like sharing the drive. I just installed a second HD and dual-booted between them.

P.S: I agree that linux is a whole different world. You'd do good to invest in a linux book or time on some *nix websites. After you get it installed, you'll probably just flounder around and not really know how to use it. -Especially- if you don't install X-Windows.
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i use mandrake and it creates a partition for you... you dont need partition magic or anything like that.. just make sure you have enough hard drive space free to create a partition when installing it.. but thats with mandrake, im not so sure about the others.
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Old 08-22-2003, 10:58 AM   #12
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Well I got RedHat waiting on me at home to install.

Anyone know if that Partitions the drive for you?

And How can I make sure that it installs X Windows?
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Almost every linux comes with partitioning software... If it actually works good and doesn't eat what's already on the disk is a different story.

RedHat should run its GUI (X-Windows) by default. On Mandrake, you have to enable graphical login I think. Don't really remember.
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I haven't read this whole thread yet..


but i must say..

STAY THE F)(*& AWAY FROM RED HAT

Got with SUSE..

I've run Linux for years SUSE is my choice..
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It's worth it to buy the freaking $20 program to get the partition setup program.. In fact, I have a copy of Suse I'll send you brent if you want it.. It's about 2 years old, so it's more reliant on user knowledge than the current stuff, but I was able to install a dual boot driver to choose between Linux and Win95..

Free of charge, if you want it, or a 232stangs.com quarterpanel stickers in exchange..
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Brent..

Plain and simple


Red Hat Linux = AOL


If you want real linux... stay away from Red Hat... They are the absolute worst.. THey have done the most to try to take advantage of the Linux concept to make money.. They do not support all that Linus Tarvold, or whatever the F)(* his name is was after./. They are out to make a buck..

STAY AWAY..

Red Hat = AOL
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