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Old March 19, 2008, 08:00 AM
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Default Playin wit Linux

Alright guys, I have an extra machine sitting beside my desk (actually in all truth I have about 4 extra machines in this room lol none over a P3) But I figured I'ld start trying to learn about Linux..I have a copy of DSL but can copy that to the HDD and make it run as my OS that way? Or any other suggestions of which Linux is good to start learning with?
"And thus I clothe my naked villany
With odd old ends stol'n out of holy writ,
And seem a saint, when most I play the devil."
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Old March 19, 2008, 09:55 AM
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Start with Ubuntu then once your comfortable with that if you feel you want to get brave try Debian or Gentoo.
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Old March 19, 2008, 10:14 AM
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Try the Xubuntu variant of Ubuntu, painless install and usage when I tried it.
Xubuntu.org | Xubuntu Linux

Download the bootable .iso and go nuts. You don't even have to install to try it, runs off the cd.
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Old March 19, 2008, 11:46 AM
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Try Vector Linux.
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Old March 20, 2008, 12:40 PM
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I second Ubuntu, I've been using it for a month (and never used linux before) and its really alot of fun and i honestly prefure it over windows.

vista 64 on these rigs
Q9450 @ 3.5Ghz | E8400 @ 4.2Ghz
8gb Muskin Redline. | 2gb Kingston Hyperx
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EVGA 780i FTW ----\--||___||--/---- EVGA 780i SLI
Antec TP Quatro 1000W \ :==^==: / Antec TP Quatro 850W.
Nvidia 9800 GX2 X 2 SLI \|--o--|/ Nvidia 8800 GTS X 2 SLI
1X 500GB Western Digital. \_____/ 3X 150GB WD RAPTOR RAID-0
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