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I am wanting to completely do away with WinXp and run strictly RedHat 7.2. The only thing is that I am very fluent in any Windows OS and fair in ...
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    New installation/Dual Boot with XP


    I am wanting to completely do away with WinXp and run strictly RedHat 7.2. The only thing is that I am very fluent in any Windows OS and fair in Linux. I want to know if there is anything about Linux that I might need to be wary about other than having compatible hardware when I install Linux. I also want to know if it would be better to dual boot until I get more fluent with the OS or just jump right in and go with a full install of RedHat 7.2 ? I really like Linux and don't want to dampen my high views and expectations about the OS by doing a complete install and not having it go smoothly. I know that there will be problems, but I want to try to avoid any at the beginning. (At least until I am able to move around better in the OS) I would appreciate any pertinent information that could prevent and big problems and also any words of wisdom or words of caution that anyone might have about this issue.

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    New installation/Dual Boot with XP

    I am also wanting to run a PHP server to code web pages. The server would be much more stable on Linux than XP.

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    There are newer versions of rh. Anyway I recommend installing over xp. Best way to learn since you are forced to use linux everytime you are on the computer. That is how I learned, got my slack 3.0 cds and installed overtop of windows. Since then, I haven't gone back For your webserver, just install apache and use mod_php for that.

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    New installation/Dual boot with XP

    Thanks for the tip. I really want to do a full install, but my wife also uses the computer and she has not used Linux and I don't know how well she would or could adapt. If you have any other comments or suggestions, let me hear them. I am prolly going to do a full install anyway. Force her to adapt and overcome the gap.

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    If my mom can use linux, I am sure you wife can learn. If you like, you can make your x server look just like the windows gui.

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