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Posted 10 November 2007 - 08:31 PM
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Posted 13 November 2007 - 09:36 PM
What he said , Live CD's are a excellent way to see if you like Linux and if your computer likes it as well, if you have broadband you can download and burn a lot of different distros for only the cost of your time and blank Cdr's . Have you taken the Quiz? that may help you out. Haven't used any "Gatesware" in almost a couple years now ,and I feel fine downloading and installing new software has gotten amazingly easy using "Synaptic" a couple clicks and you're done , same goes for updates.
I would suggest starting with a Live Cd Distro (PCLOS07, Ubuntu, Fedora 8 Live Cd, DSL, PuppyLinux, are all good ones to try). With PCLOS07, Ubuntu, and the Fedora 8 Live CDs you have the option to install from the CD if you choose to. Its a bit of a change but well worth the learning experiance.
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Posted 14 November 2007 - 03:43 PM
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Posted 18 November 2007 - 02:51 AM
It is also possible to use both windows and linux.
Posted 18 November 2007 - 04:08 AM
Posted 19 November 2007 - 09:59 PM
I've always used windows (XP) and been happy with it - that is until I bought a HP Notebook with Vista preinstalled. Vista has driven me mad with constant crashing, freezing, spyware and all the rest of it. The drive light on my laptop always works overtime..
Anyway - your question re Linux. A friend installed Linux on my laptop with the Dual-Boot for Windows. I now use Linux 90% of the time. No crashing, no spyware, no problems at all. I only boot in windows to use the software I bought for my Canon MP510 printer, and a few other things.
Linux operates differently from Windows so does take a little time to familiarize yourself around the OS.
Click on the link below - great for Linux newbies.
So I would say Yes to using Linux, but definately have dual-boot for windows to use as a back-up.
Make sure though that you get someone who is a Linux user / techie to install Linux with windows dual boot. Back up everything.
Hope this helps !
Posted 23 November 2007 - 09:52 PM
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