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Hello, Devin Noffsinger here. I am a 50 yr old gunsmith, own my own retail shop. I enjoy building and gaming re: computers, unless the weather is great...then I'm out ...
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    Hello from a Linux Newbie


    Hello, Devin Noffsinger here.
    I am a 50 yr old gunsmith, own my own retail shop.
    I enjoy building and gaming re: computers, unless the weather is great...then I'm out shooting.
    I am a total newb re: Linux.
    I have always been MS user. I have 4 systems, currently running WIN 7 Ultimate 64 bit on 3 and XP Pro 64 bit on the fourth.

    For the new system that I am building, I want to try Linux.
    I purchased: Linux XP 2011 *Best Desktop OS* +BONUS Ubuntu! 2 CD NEW on Ebay.

    Specs for the newest system are:

    Case: Cooler Master 590 Centurion

    Fans: 6ea. MASSCOOL FD12038S1M3/4 120mm Case Fans

    PSU: Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC

    Motherboard:Gigabyte GA-880GM-UD2H

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz 6MB 95W AM3(HDX945WFGMBOX)

    Memmory: OCZ DDR3 PC3-10666 Reaper CL9 Edition Low Voltage Dual Channel
    8GB (2x4096MB) D/C Kit PN - OCZ3RPR1333C9LV8GK

    HDD: 2ea. Hitachi 7k1000.b Deskstar 500GB HDT721050SLA360

    DVD: 2ea. Sony Optiarc AD-7260S

    Floppy: Sabrent 68-in-one floppy/card reader

    Speakers: Scythe 5.25" KAMA BAY SPEAKER SCBS-1000-BK

    I will complete this build as soon as my power supply comes in.

    I will no doubt be having many questions for everyone out there when I start to implement my operating system. I really want this to be a dedicated Linux XP machine and look forward to learning from all you.

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    Good luck with your project. Sounds like fun, and welcome to the forum.

    Too bad you paid for a Linux distribution as it kind of goes against the whole concept, although it's reasonable to pay someone for their efforts to package a product. I'm not sure what you've paid for - especially with the "XP 2011" reference, though the Ubuntu heritage is sound, if it's accurate. There are many free distros available. Refer to distrowatch.com for an idea of what's out there.

    Certainly return with any questions you may have.

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    It was $2.99 free shipping
    As far as I know, it is two CD's...
    1 is Linux mint 10
    1 is Ubuntu 10.10

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    Welcome to the forum. Guns and computers are my hobbies too. As mentioned, distrowatch.com has hundreds of linux distro's you can download for free. #1 and #2 are Ubuntu and Mint. When you get your system built, you can also go to <Linux> - Google Search to get linux specific answers to questions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dknoffsinger View Post
    It was $2.99 free shipping
    As far as I know, it is two CD's...
    1 is Linux mint 10
    1 is Ubuntu 10.10
    Ahh, entirely reasonable, and you helped support the cause.

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