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Originally Posted by jasonlambert I decided to drop it, as its not really very busy, and windows is closed source software. I would rather concentrate the board on GNU/Linux (thats ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlambert
    I decided to drop it, as its not really very busy, and windows is closed source software. I would rather concentrate the board on GNU/Linux (thats what we are about )
    Understandable. It was nice having a place to go for a little Windows help, but I guess I cant argue.

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    WB, hotwheelz.

    Windows help 101:

    1) Install Linux
    2) Move all important files to Linux partition
    3) Remove Windows and all it's constituent parts

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarumont
    WB, hotwheelz.

    Windows help 101:

    1) Install Linux
    2) Move all important files to Linux partition
    3) Remove Windows and all it's constituent parts

    As an avid gamer, thats not the most realistic choice. Wish it was, but I just dont see myself using Linux only.

    Most of my interest comes from being in the Network Systems Administration program at the college and knowing that I will need to learn Linux at some point. Might as well play around with it now and learn slowly, then have to learn quick in a class.

    No offense towards Linux or Linux users, but at the moment Windows is my OS of choice


    EDIT: I still am not sure why Phlak wont install. I get the blank screen with only a penguin in the corner and a flashing thing. Thats it. I went to the site and read the documentation and FAQ, and saw nothing about it.

    The only other Linux distro I have is Red Hat and I dont want to install that. What distro do you guys recommend me downloading and trying out?

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    /me remembers the thread we had discussing gaming and the like.

    In answer to your question: check the forums. There are many topics on distros and pros/cons from pretty much all of our users on their picks for best distro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sarumont
    /me remembers the thread we had discussing gaming and the like.

    In answer to your question: check the forums. There are many topics on distros and pros/cons from pretty much all of our users on their picks for best distro.
    Aw yes, searching the forums. I seem to remember being told to do that

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    I liked your thread...cause it was wild and out of contrtoll ...it was evolving outside the box....
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    What distro do you guys recommend me downloading and trying out?
    well i havent got the full install done by a long shot but me and a few other fairly new to linux ppl ( used a distro once) are installing gentoo. i think just for the hell of it....and to learn ....... it's interesting.....doing it from scratch
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    Quote Originally Posted by loft306
    What distro do you guys recommend me downloading and trying out?
    well i havent got the full install done by a long shot but me and a few other fairly new to linux ppl ( used a distro once) are installing gentoo. i think just for the hell of it....and to learn ....... it's interesting.....doing it from scratch
    Is the install pretty straightforward? I dont want something thats too difficult that I accidentally screw up and delete stuff on other partitions.

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    it's easy *if* you follow the well-written instructions on the gentoo site... the docs are quite explicit... i managed to install a stage1 on the first try... and i had only used SuSE, RedHat and Mandrake before that...
    Their code will be beautiful, even if their desks are buried in 3 feet of crap. - esr

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    Quote Originally Posted by lordnothing
    it's easy *if* you follow the well-written instructions on the gentoo site... the docs are quite explicit... i managed to install a stage1 on the first try... and i had only used SuSE, RedHat and Mandrake before that...
    Sounds good to me. I think I can follow some instructions

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