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#1 ebrid001

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 09:35 AM

Hello,

The "quiz" returned Ubuntu, Open Suse, and Linux Mint as one hundred percent matches.

1. I learn from comparison and contrast. Of the three above, which would be the best to have XP and Linux on the same hard drive until I learn the Linux well enough to just use Linux?

**((edit. Or should I simply burn live cd s of the three and play around until I get it and then install my favorite? What will the dual boot do that the live cd will not do?))

I have a Canon printer/ scanner/ copier, UBS 2 connection.

2. Does that(the printer) present any problems with Linux and if so, is there a fix?

I have an MCI TV Anywhere Plus tuner card. It runs just fine on XP; the web site has a Vista driver available, but does not mention Linux.

3. Do TV tuner cards present any problems?


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Thank you.

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#2 DaffyKantReed

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 08:08 AM

Hello,

The "quiz" returned Ubuntu, Open Suse, and Linux Mint as one hundred percent matches.

1. I learn from comparison and contrast. Of the three above, which would be the best to have XP and Linux on the same hard drive until I learn the Linux well enough to just use Linux?

**((edit. Or should I simply burn live cd s of the three and play around until I get it and then install my favorite? What will the dual boot do that the live cd will not do?))

I have a Canon printer/ scanner/ copier, UBS 2 connection.

2. Does that(the printer) present any problems with Linux and if so, is there a fix?

I have an MCI TV Anywhere Plus tuner card. It runs just fine on XP; the web site has a Vista driver available, but does not mention Linux.

3. Do TV tuner cards present any problems?


Ubuntu and Linux Mint are quite similar, where Open Suse is another flavour or Linux. Linux Mint has very good multimedia support out of the box. Your Canon unit may well be supported whereas the MSI TV tuner could require a bit of fiddling.

http://209.85.173.132/search?q=cache:n7QDE...;cd=5&gl=ca

http://tvtime.sourceforge.net/cards.html

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 09:16 AM

Daffy,

Thank you.

I can taste mint in my future.

You may not be able to reed reel good,but you right reel well.

I can reed to,but Emmanuel is over my head.

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 03:27 PM

Your idea of just getting the LiveCD's and checking them all out is also very good!

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 11:24 PM

Definitely use LiveCDs to make the final decision.
Difference between LiveCD and HD - data on the CD is
compressed and must be decompressed on the fly so it
will run slower.
Canon support is sketchy, but you can enter your info and
see how your model fares:
http://openprinting.org/printer_list.cgi
MSI tuner is supported by the video4linux drivers and should be included
in most distros.

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