A few basic questions from a Linux n00b...
Yeah I know, I'm sure your sick of these topics, but I'm sure at one point you were as clueless as I am now.
All I want is some suggestions for things I need, good sites, and what I will need. All I will be using it for is a little word processing, surfing the internet, and instant messanging. I just want to get a feel for it before I use it as my main OS.
I'm trying to choose between Mandrake and RH... what one do you recommend?
Also, could someone explain how dual-booting works? Is it just like, there is a screen at startup that asks you what OS you want to run? Is it hard to do that?
Once I download one, how do I go about getting programs to use?
Will I be able to play .MP3s stored on the Windows part of my HD through Linux?
Last question: I was just talking to my mom on the phone and she was at work. She was asking the computer tech guy there if they had any extra optical mouses laying around there. The tech guy knew I was trying to start using Linux somehow, and he told my mom that optical mouses won't work with Linux.
I'm thinking this guy doesn't know what he's talking about, but is that true?
Sorry for the long post, I just want to know as much as possible about this before I get into it.