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cheesyboy

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Where can I download the best version of linux? (that would be Linux 9...right?)
 
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There are tons of different linux distributions, they are all on different version numbers.
For a beginner, the best are probably Mandrake and SuSe Linux.
 

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Thank you.

http://linuxiso.org/distro.php?distro=2

I've decided that I will try SuSE. Since im a total newbie and never even seen what linux looks like.

Which file am I supposed to download??

Current specs:

p4.2.2ghz 22x100
390 SDR RAM
128DDR Nv.FX5200 4xAGP

Is my system i386? or SPARC? or what?

EDIT : I think i got it...i386... i chose the 700meg one in the first section.

However, after I burn the ISO image to a CD, do I delete current partition through fdisk...then create...then set CD-ROM as first boot device...and restart??

Will it read the disk??
 
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Hang on there ;) You don't know how it will work, I suggest you get the Live-Eval CD first, it'll boot form the CD when you restart, and you don't have to install. THEN if you liek it we can guide you on installing it ;)
 

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So I get the Live-eval then burn to cd,

Then do I have to format?? and then run from the CD? or....just run from the CD even with windows as the current OS?
 
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just run from the CD! you can play with it without getting rid of windows....So eager to destroy your windows drive...
 

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You have to understand that im a very very very very very very very very....

couple thousand more very-s .....angry windows customer.
 
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I still have to run windows for 2 selected applications. However everything else I do is in Linux.

I think the number one reason for people to use linux is because they do dislike Windows...course Linux is no picnic. Its a lot of work in of itself :) (although, at least you know what its doing..so its easier to figure out..instead of a cryptic BSOD)
 

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Ok I burned the ISO file of the Live Eval..as an image.....

and put the cd in my dvd drive...why isnt it doing some auto play?? how does it work?
 
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Leave it in the drive and restart your PC, it should then boot into the CD, then Linux.
 

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Linux started up...from the CD...its loading ...and then it said starting PCMCIA.........and its been saying that...for a long time...i dont hear the harddrive...spinning...nor the cd drive....


its just there...i can type stuff (this is the SuSE version)........and its just there....

does anyone know whats going on?
 
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