Hello from another new user
Hello everybody. This looks like a friendly forum.
To introduce myself - I have actually only owned a PC for about 8 months, and a friend of mine convinced me to try Linux, and now I'm hooked, if not obsessed with it.
I have only an old 450Mhz Pentium III, with 2 hard-drives. Currently I have installed SuSE 9.1, Window$ 2000, Mandrake 9.2 and Xandros 3.
As my signature tells you, I'm looking for the 'perfect' distro, but since I finally got my scanner (an Epson 2480) to work, in Mandrake at least, am getting closer and closer to dumping Windows. In fact, if it falls over one more time....
Anyway, here in Australia computer magazines come out with cover CD's and DVD's, some from the USA and England as well as here, so it's pretty easy to get new distributions to try. I assume it's the same everywhere.
I put Fedora Core 3 in at one stage, but it didn't work the way I wanted it to, and Mepis couldn't connect to the internet. Being new I need things to work straight away. But I'm learning.
One question I would like to ask - what's wrong with Xandros? I never see it mentioned in any forums. I put it in because everything did work straight away. Also it's the only one that recognises the other Operating Systems I have installed, and configured the boot loader automatically, so that everything boots from there. I just could not get that to work in SuSE.
It seems difficult to install other applications into, but apart from that, is there some general bias against it, and if so, for what reason?
Thanks for reading my long intro,