Re: Getting Linux info
From: Chong (chong633_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2004 14:30:22 -0400
Myself i would go with Linspire very easy to install and one cd not 4 like
and take only 1.2 gig for install
for email its the best
"Old Guy" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> OK, 10.0 Official ISOs/i586 it is. I am not a gamer. 90% is email, net,
> word processing, speadsheets.
> Do I still need a patition if Linux will exclusively inhabit the PC
> "Bit Twister" <BitTwister@localhost.localdomain> wrote in message
> > On Mon, 28 Jun 2004 08:51:00 -0400, Old Guy wrote:
> > > OK, think I'll try Mandrake. Thanks for all the responses. Using a
> > > PC. Umm, which Mandrake do I need?
> > Depends on what you want to do with it. :)
> > > Download: Mandrakelinux 10.0 Official ISOs/i586
> > The 3 or 4 cd set will let you do just about anything you would want to
> > Before you start the install,
> > create an empty/unformatted free ~5 gig partition.
> > After install, set the software update mirror and get your updates.
> > Make sure PNP OS is off/false/no in your BIOS and there will be a
> > Zeroconf box question in the network section, leave it blank.
> > Say no to start gui on login. After install, when you get to a prompt
> > enter startx to start you gui desktop.
> > Other people's Free advice:
> > http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
> > http://livinginternet.com/u/ua.htm <--- Advanced Usenet Usage
> > http://tgos.org/newbie/rules.html <--- Good Usenet etiquette
> > and do bookmark this very large, Frequently Asked Questions (faq) search
> > http://groups.google.com/advanced_group_search
> > key words(s) in the first box
> > *linux* in Newsgroup, U need 2 use *, pick English