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    I've never used Linux (instead of running Knoppix ), I want to install Linux on a new partition, can you guys tell me which version is the best or is the best for starters . (I was thinking of getting Mandrake Linux)

    Does anyone know if I can order Mandrake Linux on DVD for free somewhere?
    because I have a slow internet connection atm.


    Thnx


    Ike
    Last edited by {I}{K}{E}; 12-07-2004 at 03:37 PM.

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    Red Hat is supposed to be good.

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    have a look in any large newsagents. they normally have cds/dvds attached to the front cover of computer magazines.

    I recommend suse but mandrake or fedora would also be a good choice.

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    I've decided to download Mandrake (will take a long long time...)

    I've downloaded the Starter's PDF which has a complete install guide and everything you need to know

    http://doc.mandrakelinux.com/Mandrak...en/Starter.pdf
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    i read this and decided suse would be best for me (easy for beginners and only 1 cd).
    Not that easy to use and i ahven't had much time to play around with it yet.

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    k, I'm still downloading mandrake

    I noticed KDE has been updated to version 3.3.2, Mandrake 10.1 doesnt have this latest build. Is it recommended to download and install this? if so HOW ??

    Ike Linuxn00b
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    kde 3.4 alpha just got released as well if you really wanna be bleeding edge. I would stick with what ever version of kde mandrake comes with for a while until you get used to updating software.

    http://developer.kde.org/build/compile_cvs.html

    and suse is not 1 cd its 5. that version is the net install version so you have to download all the packages off the internet which can be a real pain.

    I downloaded the 9.2 dvd 32 bit only which is about 4 gigs and it works really well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4play
    kde 3.4 alpha just got released as well if you really wanna be bleeding edge. I would stick with what ever version of kde mandrake comes with for a while until you get used to updating software.

    http://developer.kde.org/build/compile_cvs.html

    and suse is not 1 cd its 5. that version is the net install version so you have to download all the packages off the internet which can be a real pain.

    I downloaded the 9.2 dvd 32 bit only which is about 4 gigs and it works really well.
    dont wanna install alpha/beta stuff.

    I've never run linux before (still downloading) was just checking what I needed so I could preper myself

    doesnt linux have the something like windows installer? double click an .exe file and boem... you've updated..?

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    no you have to do it all form command prompt (well, for everyhting i tried).

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    Quote Originally Posted by rossco_2004
    no you have to do it all form command prompt (well, for everyhting i tried).


    Thats hmm.... nice

    well I will let you know when Iam finished downloading.. if Iam not online within a day you know something went wrong

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