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  1. nicklovgren

    nicklovgren The only thing that really worried me was the ethe

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    i'm gonna setup dual OS
    running XP now
    what is the best free v. of linux????????/////
     
  2. nicklovgren

    nicklovgren The only thing that really worried me was the ethe

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    and do i want seperate harddrives to run dual OS
     
  3. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    no such thing as best and yes use a different partition.

    imo SuSE > *

    ib Gentoo/Knoppix/Ubunto/RH/etc
     
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    nicklovgren The only thing that really worried me was the ethe

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    ok what's the easiest for a linux noob
     
  5. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    SuSE is imo
     
  6. nicklovgren

    nicklovgren The only thing that really worried me was the ethe

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    werd thanks
     
  7. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    SuSE is a good choice, but I much prefer Ubuntu (for a n00b or an experienced user). The package management is superb, and the setup is simple and quick. You can also download a little program that automatically installs all the multimedia stuff and such for you, so your system is fully-functional in a few minutes.
     
  8. Synner

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    Having used both, I've gotta go with CB on this one. SuSE seems a lot easier and "safer" to me (even though Ubuntu disabled the root login), and KDE is a lot easier on the eyes (I know, I know, "then fucking use Kubuntu," right?)....

    For the first time user...
    1. Make sure Windows is on the primary master drive.
    2. Install Windows first, then Linux.

    (at least, that seems to work best with GRUB.)

    Have fun!
     
  9. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Good tips. Does SuSE do automatic dual-boot setups now? Back when I was doing SuSE installs, you had to manually resize the Windows partition and manually create the Linux partitions if you wanted to dual-boot.

    Edit: I'm just not a fan of KDE in general, so I haven't tried Kubuntu and when I used SuSE I always put Gnome on instead. I use XFCE these days.
     
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    Gentoo and Auditor are the only ones that I use
     
  11. Kieffer87

    Kieffer87 Orly OT Supporter

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    I just learned linux on ubuntu and it was pretty easy.
     
  12. nicklovgren

    nicklovgren The only thing that really worried me was the ethe

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    so it's down to ubuntu or SuSE from the sounds of it
    my buddy has a bunch of 10GB 5400 hard drives that he said i can have one for free to do this

    and he told me to use red hat....cuz that is all he ever used (that was in school)
     
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    rsxm5 OT Supporter

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    I would say for a beginner, Ubuntu is the way to go. I personally use and prefer Fedore Core.
     
  14. nicklovgren

    nicklovgren The only thing that really worried me was the ethe

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    why are there so many differnet v. of linux
     
  15. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    It's free - as they say in the free software community, it's free as in free speech, not as in free beer... You might have to buy it (though you can almost always get it free of charge as well), but you can do what you want with it once you do - so anybody can create a distribution. Different distros satisfy different needs, or have different look-and-feel, or include different packages, or just somebody felt like making one.

    It's actually pretty great, because they're all compatible and run on the same kernel.
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Yep.

    It's both a blessing and a curse, really. It's a blessing in that there's lots of choice, and there are Linux systems for lots of different needs. It's a curse in that people pour tons of work into separate projects that do the same thing (IE debian package manager vs. RPM), where if they all poured their effort into one system, it would progress faster and be better.

    Overall, though, I'd say it's a good thing.
     

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