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Is Linux Free And What Is It


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#1 Rodney.m

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Posted 23 December 2006 - 10:20 PM

i am interested in seeing what linux is like is it better than windows 3.1 and also is it free

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Posted 23 December 2006 - 10:32 PM

Linux is better than windows in general. And most distros are free. Check out a google search and you will find many distros.

http://www.pclinuxos.org

is my favourtie ^^

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Posted 23 December 2006 - 10:40 PM

will it support my computer because it dosnt take windows 95

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Posted 23 December 2006 - 11:52 PM

Didn't think it did seeing as you are using 3.1 (my favourite version of windows). Probally not you might need to get a bigger HDD and CPU like an AMD K6-2 with Super Socket 7 connection (really cheap). I would say 4Gb minimum HDD.

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Posted 24 December 2006 - 12:00 AM

what exactly do you have to work with ? Damn Small Linux (3.1) has a very small footprint (you use it as a live cd)
look around here
http://distrowatch.com/
http://www.frozentech.com/content/livecd.php
if you look at their home page each will tell you what the minimum requirements are for their OS
and you can mail order alot of Distro's for a couple bucks or less if you don't have a burner or broadband
if you can't run win95 you probably really need to get something newer (even a "newer" used computer)
more reading
http://mostly-linux.blogspot.com/2006/06/1...r-needs-to.html

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Posted 24 December 2006 - 04:02 AM

DSL should work fine. You can also download older versions of distro's that should work as well....there just isn't support for them anymore. Debian will run on almost anything, but you'll have to get an older version of that as well. the Debian website has archived them.

http://www.debian.org/

Damn small linux should do the trick as well, you just may have to do some reading.

http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/

Edited by Joedude, 24 December 2006 - 04:02 AM.

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Posted 24 December 2006 - 08:27 PM

Older Slackware versions will run on anything too. http://www.slackware.com/
www.thisisbeyondbelief.com

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Posted 25 December 2006 - 12:30 AM

actually my computer does take windows 95 i thought it didnt because someone gave the computer to me and said they tried to put it on but couldnt but i did so thanks for the links any way




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