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Hey everyone, I am kind of new to the entire linux happening (and I am dutch so excuse me for my language mistakes) I would really like to use Linux, ...
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    Hey everyone,

    I am kind of new to the entire linux happening (and I am dutch so excuse me for my language mistakes) I would really like to use Linux, I've seen some screenshots of suse, ubuntu and mandriva,,,,but I have a g3 mac and he is very open for a new os besides os10 (what isn't really all that).
    Does anyone want to help

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    hello and welcome to the linux world.

    SuSE, Ubuntu and Mandriva have PPC (mac) versions of their OS available for download. I would suggest you try each of them and see which one suits you best.
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    how do I install the os onto the system or in dutch:
    hoe doe ik dat in godsnaam!

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    Basically you download the iso's from an ftp server and using whatever cd burning tool that comes with mac, you selct a "burn image" option. Note, do not extract the iso using the equivalent of winrar in mac.

    Now, somehow, you must tell the system to boot from the cd rom and the install will proceed. I don't know how to force a mac to boot off a cd, but hopefully someone could point it out for you. During install, you will have to setup partitions and stuff, which either of those three distros will take care of for you.

    Since I don't speak dutch, I can't translate it for you. Also I have seen that translating english to any other language through babelfish or google's translation tool almost always results in hilarity and misunderstandings.
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    There should be no problem, language wise, 'cos you managed to type all the above posts in english. In all of those distros there is an option to choose the language, during the install, so, pick dutch , plus, i think this would have been better in the newbie section

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    Hallo, welkom in de wereld van Linux!
    Hi there, welcome to the world of Linux!
    Heb je al een distro keuze kunnen maken? Ik houd persoonlijk van KDE distro's.
    Have you allready picked a distro? I like KDE distro's.
    Je kunt deze quiz doen om te zien welke distro er bij jou past.
    You can try this quiz to see what distro is best for you.

    Veel succes!

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    Good luck finding a distro. However I took that quiz and it told me to get Debian or Ubuntu...and those are the two that I mostly use. lol. Great quiz imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pimm
    Hallo, welkom in de wereld van Linux!
    Hi there, welcome to the world of Linux!
    Heb je al een distro keuze kunnen maken? Ik houd persoonlijk van KDE distro's.
    Have you allready picked a distro? I like KDE distro's.
    Je kunt deze quiz doen om te zien welke distro er bij jou past.
    You can try this quiz to see what distro is best for you.

    Veel succes!
    It actually sounds pretty close to English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chopin1810
    It actually sounds pretty close to English.
    Of course, other than Frisian, its one of the most closely related to english...
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    Welcome! Have fun with GNU/Linux

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