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Postby shinygerbil » Sun Jun 04, 2006 2:53 pm

I'm curious to know if there are actually any other people who are patiently waiting for the Linux alpha/beta. Or am I the only one..?
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Postby NeoThermic » Sun Jun 04, 2006 4:31 pm

shinygerbil wrote:I'm curious to know if there are actually any other people who are patiently waiting for the Linux alpha/beta. Or am I the only one..?


I'm sure there are a few, however, there's more mac people on these forums than linux people... :P

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Postby LLamaBoy » Sun Jun 04, 2006 5:30 pm

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Postby Dave2 » Sun Jun 04, 2006 8:20 pm

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Postby Serathii » Mon Jun 05, 2006 3:47 am

Go Linux!

How the hell do I get Gentoo to install?
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Postby Dave2 » Mon Jun 05, 2006 10:52 am

You throw away the CD, and get a sane distro.

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Postby Cheshyr » Mon Jun 05, 2006 3:45 pm

Gentoo is pretty cool, but scary when it comes to installation. Grab Slackware or Fedora. (Or whatever else all the other Linux people on here are going to suggest sooner or later). Gentoo is just plain complicated. Crazy-good optimization, but the extra 12 hours for an extra 1% in performance never sat well with me, and heaven forbid if i need to change the installation... another 12 hours later...
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Postby Dave2 » Mon Jun 05, 2006 3:49 pm

Cheshyr wrote:Grab Slackware or Fedora.

Slackware's nice, but definitely not for a first timer... I'd recommend Ubuntu or Fedora, as you said.

(I'm just not a fan of Gentoo)
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Nothing wrong with slack

Postby ewanm » Mon Jun 05, 2006 6:53 pm

When I first started with linux, a couple of years ago, slackware was the only one I could configure to run on my, then, exotic hardware.
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Postby Serathii » Mon Jun 05, 2006 8:27 pm

I've used Fedora Core 4, Slax KillBill, Slax Server, and Knoppix.
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Postby Babylon5 » Mon Jun 05, 2006 9:16 pm

I've been thinking about getting Ubuntu or Fedora, from changing from XP.

Is there a way to make it that one user can use Linux, and another XP?
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Postby Dave2 » Mon Jun 05, 2006 9:21 pm

You'd set up dual-boot, which most distros do automatically now. The one caveat is that Windows doesn't even comprehend that it may not be the only OS on the system, so that has to be installed before Linux.
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Postby shinygerbil » Mon Jun 05, 2006 10:46 pm

I'll second Ubuntu :)
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Postby Rkiver » Tue Jun 06, 2006 2:33 pm

I'd say SUSE, but not 10.1 as it's bloody problematic.
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Postby shinygerbil » Tue Jun 06, 2006 10:19 pm

Ubuntu Dapper's just come out too... it's good :P
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