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first things i would do is go download the updates of the stuff i use the most, newest stable kernel(maybe an rc), flux, gaim(with encryption), xchat, xmms(so i got tunes ...
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    first things i would do is go download the updates of the stuff i use the most, newest stable kernel(maybe an rc), flux, gaim(with encryption), xchat, xmms(so i got tunes to listen to while i update all this stuff), mplayer, and obviously firefox(a MUST).

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    If I'm installing Linux, it's for a specific purpose (usually a server of some sort), so I get to it. I don't reinstall on my desktop box. No need to.
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    in all my distros i do the updates right away.....and i install firefox.

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    does anyone know of any distro which ships with firefox? i know it's a technology preview, but it's damn annoying having to download it.

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    Mandrake 10.1 and Ubuntu 4.1 both ship w/ firefox.

    On topic, the first thing I do after a fresh install is grab a cup of tea and start tinkering. You know it's going to be another all nighter (isn't that the fun of Linux )



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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy1701
    On topic, the first thing I do after a fresh install is grab a cup of tea and start tinkering. You know it's going to be another all nighter (isn't that the fun of Linux )
    Well...I used to do that with wintendos, too. But the beauty is that you (theoretically) should only have to reboot once during the all-night Linux tweak session (kernel). And the fact that you tweak via configs, not installing millions of special programs to change a select few configurations.
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    Code:
    mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
    cp /mnt/floppy/eci-adsl-0.9.rpm /usr/src
    cd /usr/src
    rpm -ivh eci* <-- im lazy &#58;p
    otherwise i cant use the internet, coz the drivers aren't in the kernel yet...

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    i usually after the installation set-up my home network,ftp server etc...then i change the kernel to a newer one and then i configure my desktop to look like better..that's all that come in my mind now..
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    Thanks for those replies guys,

    There is so many things new to learn, it's amazing! I discovered so much documentation and help about linux, i admit i'm overwhelmed!

    I have many many things to try before asking more questions and eventually figuring out the answers.

    I would like to say a big thank you to all forum members whose invaluable help is very much appreciated!

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    i use gentoo so the first thing i do is reun
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     emerge xorg-x11
    then i run
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    emerge kde

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