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  • yes went back to old os

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Thread: Have you ever tried Linux?

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    For the sake of the unknown.

    I haven't, will try this live cd thing tonight

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    good luck with it but don't expect blazing fast speeds, it takes a while to read things off the cd so its slower than a proper Linux install.

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    I'm planning to try Linux also... Any suggestions on which Linux OS would be the best for a Computer Science student?

    Thanks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fstrulz View Post

    I'm planning to try Linux also... Any suggestions on which Linux OS would be the best for a Computer Science student?

    Thanks.

    depends what you wanna do.

    server = debian, slackware, red hat
    desktop = ubuntu, opensuse, fedora

    of course thats just a broad generalization but should give you a rough idea of what each is aimed at.

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    http://www.ubuntu.com/

    And you will find it a doddle, and are in a great position to influence others, and you can just copy the CD without any worries and hand them round to anyone willing to try it.

    http://www.ubuntu.com/products/whatisubuntu

    http://www.matthewjmiller.net/howtos...x-and-windows/

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    Thanks a lot, mates...

    Will definitely give it a try before fall semester starts.


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    as a desktop solution, i would recommend ubuntu or fedora

    ubuntu is very easy to install so you should get going in an hour

    debian and redhat are more stable versions but you won't have the latest apps version as easily because of that, good for a production server as mentionned above

    just watch out if you run windows vista because linux will install grub to manage OS multi-boot and since booting changed a lot from winxp to windows vista, and there is some tweaking to do to make it work, in the grub.conf i think

    hope this help!
    Last edited by KFlint; 08-08-2007 at 10:04 PM.

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    I use PCLOS 95% + now. One of these days I'll be 100% nix.

    http://www.pclinuxos.com/index.php

    I find PCLOS forum (& the OS) friendlier & easier than buntu for a nix n00b like myself.

    And it's not supported by a multibillionaire either like buntu. All community, no corps.
    Last edited by zapjb; 08-08-2007 at 09:14 PM.

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    despite the support of a multibillionaire, ubuntu is still petty much community driven... when i come across a problem, chances are that the solution is either in the ubuntu or the gentoo forums (these have the best community support i think).

    by the way, be prepared to come across some problems, for me the first times were really painful, had to reinstall ubuntu a couple of times.

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    No to be honest but next time I format I'v got two to try . I have a ubuntu disk and a Linspire 5.1 disk what would you recommend ? I also have Msdos 7.1.0 and wanted to see if the Fdisk prompt , see if its different . Call me silly but Windoze really did take all the fun out of computers ?

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