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  1. Dippyskoodlez New Member

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    Is a wonderful resource for those wanting to learn linux. :toast:

    Straight from IBM. woot. To dl the PDF's you have to have an account, but the registration is free. one heck of a resource!
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    dippy do u run linux?....im also curious who here is/has run linux?
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    Ive run a few different distributions in a dual boot configuration with xp.

    Ive tried redhat, fedora core 3,4, gentoo, ubuntu, arch.
    I would say if you want a no hassel easy installation then ubuntu is a good distribution to use and if you want to learn how to compile a kernel, setup everything manually to have a look at the gentoo documentation they have on their site because its very good.

    I think linux is improving all the time, i would probably stick to it perminently if/when wine's directx implementation is finished and i can play all the windows games i want on it with little hassle because thats the only thing keeping me using windows really.

    When vista comes out it will probably drag me back because of their dx10 implementation which will probably take ages to reverse engineer into the wine project.
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    teehee.. I have redhat, gentoo, ubuntoo, yellow dog, darwin, mac os x's, vista, and every windows you could possibly need (yes, even microsoft BOB.). I'm able to use most os's very effectivly ;) What can I say? I love os's.. well.... os x anyways :D
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    i tried running red-hat linux back when i was like 16, hehe...
    didnt work out... was too dumb to figure out how to use it right, and too impatient to work out all the hardware incompatibilites i had...

    might try fedora core, or freebsd sometime in the future though... have a friend which made the transition to fedora core from XP recentley, he's pretty happy with it, so i might give it a go again some time...
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    sweet didnt know we had many linux users my distro collection....

    Suse 9.1 overclockix,Gentoo,Elive 3,Debian,Lunar,xandros,ubantu,Vector linux 5.1,and Damn small linux.

    :)
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    sry to double post wont let me edit :( hey would u guys be intrested /support a linux thread/topic/sticky on this site...i mean instead of like going to suse forums or something i could ask you guys because i know u better but i mean id need support cant start one because i need help ;)
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    Sounds like a nice idea, i guess it depends on how many linux users can be found in these forums and if those super beings we know as mods like the idea :)
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    thnx :)....exactly i figure if i can get enough ppl who support it and enough ppl who will actually use it once i get enough support for both ill bring the idea to w1zz :)
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    sounds like a good idea to me.
    even deserving it's own forum, if enough people actually post there and make it work like the other forums here.

    personally however, i would be useless in that forum as i have next to no experience and knowledge of linux, but i imagine that if a forum like that does start here it can be a fantastic and valuable resource to the people who use, just like the other forums here.
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    Thanks Dippyskoodlez.
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    No prob. :)

    I would suggest Ubuntu linux if you need a distro to start with... hehe.. I'll be tri booting Longhorn, Ubuntu, and mac os X86 soon.... :roll: On a single laptop.. who woulda guessed...

    Anyways, Ubuntu is AMAZING. Linux buffs and Newbies will all enjoy it. It is friggin AMAZING. :)

    I got it up and running and recognized my hardware and IPOD! without ever using the console. It did everything for me. I love it. 10/10!!! ;)
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    ^ that good? i have ubantu but havent tried it iv been using suse....mybe ill give ubantu a go.
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    hehe suse 10.0 running :D
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    Yep, I've got SUSE 10.0 OSS on my laptop. Runs ok...having some trouble with video. I can run at 1024x768 with 3D acceration on. Only at 1024x768...anything else and it locks. It's still nice and I figure I'll leave it on there. Trying it out my AXP rig here...hopefully that goes well. Maybe I'll even put it on my A64
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    :-D i can never get 3d acceration to work the driver always #$%^$#%^ up. :mad: but ill get it ati drivers for linux blow.
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    I have ran a couple of distros redhat 9 and 10, devian, knoppix boot cd and intalled on hard drive and linspire, i have ubantu but i have installed it im building a machine for that. I am not very familiar with the shell and thats what i really want to learn.
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    i whanted to play with linspire sooo much but u have to buy it and that breaks the linux code :shadedshu if u have a link to a download though can i have it?
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    I'm gona try to start some linux stuff up now... :) as I've got it running properly and learned a few of the basics.. :D
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    I havent used the new linspires, but the older ones were quick to setup, but normal linux tasks were a bit... akward..

    I like mandriva so far actually...
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    I've tried suse, fedora, and mandriva. So far I like mandriva the best, but I've given up on linux for now. Mainly, because dual booting seems to really screw me up when it comes time for the inevitable windows format. I've lost several gigs of data on multiple occaisions because of it. I know it's all my fault, but for now I'm really frustrated with linux, yet I still want to play with it and learn more. Damn conflicting emotions.
    NinkobEi says thanks.
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    @Dippy ya cool your starting it woohoo i was goin to but i didnt think their was enough ppl put i never even thought of a poll :D

    @polaris just hang in their man it can be nice to you ;)
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    I dont want to go of at a tangent on this post but Im really gonna stick with linux now but ive alot to learn ......I used to think the microsoft hate was unwarranted by some that is until today .......anyone interested view my thread on xp activation hell with my legitamate copy of xp pro
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    David
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    well the best to you my freind were trying are hardest to come up with a guide and will help u as much as we can.
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    The fool proof method of activating xp is to call them, when you get to a person, tell them you recently formatted and windows is not cooperating. they will give you a code.

    This has the potential of being abused, which is highly illegal ;)

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