want to try linux out

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  1. jdog12

    jdog12 New Member

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    i want to try linux out on this computer.. reccommend me a good distro that i shoulld download which is new user friendly... my biggest concern will be in setting up the actual dual boot.. any good reads on this.. how to set up the boot loader and stuff.. or any good linux reads in general?
     
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    ive used ubuntu, suse, and debian. ubuntu seemed like the best of the three, but every time i switch back to windows because i find something i cant do on linux and i hate restarting alot :dunno:
     
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    what kind of things do you usually end up having to restart for?
     
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    Ractoon Shibumi in progress...

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    http://www.knopper.net/knoppix/index-en.html

    Knoppix is a bootable linux OS off a CD. You would not have to repartition space for a dual boot, and you would be able to try out linux before going head over heels with it.
     
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    thanks.. ill give it a try.
     
  6. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    There's almost nothing in Linux that requires you to reboot. I mean, things like trying a new kernel or boot loader, but that's it. You can do almost everything else from the console without restarting.
     
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    when i want to switch to windows.
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    I would highly recommend Ubuntu. As long as you are careful not to overwrite your Windows install (by default it uses the whole disk for Linux), it'll setup the dual-booting automagically.
     
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    another vote for Ubuntu. I'm running Ubuntu for the AMD64.
    Ubuntu on an AMD64 with SATA drive and 1gig of ram is BLAZING fast.

    You can get Ubuntu on a live CD as well.
    www.distrowatch.com
     
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    Diggumz Devin da dude

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    I used ubuntu for 3 weeks or so but hardware swapping turned out to be difficult, so I went back to windows
     
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    not RedHat 9! lol...that was my first distro of Linux i tried and i was clueless...

    Ubuntu is highly praised...try that. i wish i would have first, but i soon will be able to.
     

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