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Posted 23 September 2006 - 12:57 PM
Posted 24 September 2006 - 06:18 AM
Have you thought about which flavor you want to try. There are literally hundreds of choices.
[color=#006600]I am just about to put a new Hard drive into this P.C and i am thinking of installing the Linux operating system.
Where do i obtain the disc or download from?
You will need to format the drive according to the version you want install. Most the the better known Liunx's install much like windows, in the respect that they will set the hard drive up for the installation.
How do i install Linux onto a NEW Hard drive?
Yes. FireFox has Thunderbird which will handle most of your email needs. http://www.mozilla.com/thunderbird/
Does this have the similar e-mail program as outlook express or is this a seperate item?
Most moden hardware is support with some exception. There are programs that will allow some windows programs to function inside of Linux, but not all windows program will work. Windows emulator
Will my programs / hardware work on this operating system?
Advice? have fun. Exploring Linuxcan be very much fun, but at the same time it can be a head ache. The good thing about it is at anytime you get tried of it you can just delete it.
Any advice is most welcome before i decide to install.
Big thanks in advance.
Posted 30 September 2006 - 12:25 PM
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"Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts."
"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster"
Posted 12 October 2006 - 03:28 PM
IMO it doesnt limit the user experience, it protects the system from yourself.
In my personal opinion Ubuntu doesn't have much to offer. You get no experience being the root user, and it is just generally limited. I would reccomend trying Mepis, KNOPPIX, and possibly GNOPPIX. Those are all very nice live distros which can be installed and you can try them out before installing them too. I had my first experience with a older version of KNOPPIX and it was a great experience. Some time later I tried Ubuntu, and I found it way too simplified..
Posted 26 October 2006 - 01:43 PM
Wine is an Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X and Unix.
Myth 1: "Wine is slow because it is an emulator"
Some people mean by that that Wine must emulate each processor instruction of the Windows application. This is plain wrong. As Wine's name says: "Wine Is Not an Emulator": Wine does not emulate the Intel x86 processor. It will thus not be as slow as Wabi which, since it is not running on a x86 Intel processor, also has to emulate the processor. Windows applications that do not make system calls will run just as fast as on Windows (no more no less).
Posted 27 October 2006 - 12:47 PM
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