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    #16
    I'll bet someone put their bought dvd up then. Mandriva has been all about trying to get ya to pay since it ceased being Mandrake. Just like a few other distros. I just put my new, NEW hd in the laptop yesterday. I gotta get off here and quit looking at FLIKR pix and start loading SUSE on here.
    I have mandriva, Kubuntuu and suse on my desktop but I think I messed up my suse install when I backed my laptop up there yesterday, I reformatted a partition to use and I think I got my HOME partition, lol. Oh well, just another 20 minutes to reload IT. No biggy.
    Unfortunately, I haven't spent much time on the linux side lately. I put a new drive in the laptop just before I moved and it was a bad one so I didn't even load linux on here. Now I have the hd swapped so I can goo ahead and load it. I'm wanting to try my webcam on linux, haven't did that yet.
    Had fun 2 nights ago talking with Hunker and Diamond with it. First time I've used it. Hadn't used one since 97. lol


    PS Ewe criminal, I paid for ALL my 7gigs of mp3s

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      #17
      LOLACAUST, i havn't paid nor will ever pay for a song again as long as the internets is alive!

      Even if i become a millionaire, its just too easy to not pay for it

      If you do end up hitting up linux again, i highly recommend installing beryl. The visual affects are amazing as long as you have a decent graphics card.
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        #18
        I'll check it out

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          #19
          I'll second Beryl. Look at youtube for videos of it. Like:

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1W4Ja2uCyU

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGNO2KM3GvA

          Doesn't matter much which distro you choose; ubuntu, fedora, Suse, mandriva. Although most people find ubuntu easiest to start with.


          brian
          Who are these time beings? And, why are we always doing things for them?

          If it wasn't for C, we'd be using BASI, PASAL and OBOL.

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            #20
            Thanks for the utube link, that is AWESOME guys. I fiddled with suse10.2 for most of the evening (my ati laptop driver and plasma for a monitor cause grief in KDE with the fonts (TINY)lol so I finally put Kubunto 6.10 back on for quick simplicity and am gonna get Beryl later today.
            GOSH that is soooo nifty, I'd a never used it unless you guys had told me about it. I just usually stick with KDE in whatever distro I use.
            Thanks again to the both of ya!

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              #21
              i really need to make the switch from winxp to linux sometime. this whole 64bit thing is making it rather difficult. and, how about compadability with 64? sounds like you torrent just fine, which is a major factor for me ive got so much music on this machine from torrents its not even funny

              anyways, a friend of mine said the best way to learn linux is reformat, install linux, and go. ill probably end up using that method

              and, wow, im new here and all, but seeing leet speak in a cripple computer forum is like a breath of fresh air for sure. where have you guys been for the last 1 1/2 years >_> surely eluding me has gone well. anyone here play counterstrike or starcraft? >:3
              T-10 complete, May 8th 2005(Mother's Day)
              Cripple Pride!

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                #22
                The EASY way without tossing windows is do a dual boot install. All the good distros will set up on their own a dual boot screen you can choose from at boot(windows or Linux)
                Like we have discussed there are a lot of choices, Kubuntu Ubuntu SUSE Mandriva Fedora ,etc,etc and you could also get a KNOPPIX LIVE CD version which runs in memry and not on your hard drive. Just boot from the cd. The more memory you have the faster it is. There have been a few 64 bit versions of linux for a few years now. Some versions for cluster computing and multiprocessor also.
                If it were not for windows grip on hardware manufacturers, LINUX would have put windows outta business years ago. But they suck up to MS and don't want to release the necessary info for drivers to be written.
                If ya want more info, there are quite a few guys n gals on here to help with Linux. Just ask.

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                  #23
                  http://distrowatch.com lists almost all the linux and FreeBSD versions there are. I've downloaded over 20 Live CD versions.

                  Personally, I like DamnSmallLinux LiveCD for Older computers and Knoppix Live CD for newer computers. Freespire is a LiveCD I like too.

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                    #24
                    I have ordered the book "Ubuntu Linux for Dummies." I hope it helps.
                    Alan

                    Proofread carefully to see if you any words out.

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                      #25
                      Another good book for Windows users switching to Linux is by Marcel Gagne’s: Kiss the Blue Screen of Death Goodbye!
                      The test of success is not what you do when you are on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit the bottom
                      --General George Patton

                      Complex problems need to be solved collectively.
                      ––Paul Nussbaum
                      usc87.blogspot.com

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                        #26
                        you don't need books, all the info is online in various forums, how-to's AND the man pages on the harddrive once you install. Save your money.

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                          #27
                          I agree with Capn, There are 10000's of documents and HOW-TOS taht are pre-installed once you install your linux distro and they are actually good!
                          Injured:10-16-04
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