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    I wouldn't know a Unix command if I rolled over one.
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    They make sure we use UNIX only machines for my major, its a pain in the ass but will look good on a resume hah.

    its not hard once u force yourself to operate with things under UNIX, but really for linux you don't need to know but the basics to operate.


    what are you planning to do on Linux? You might not need to know any form of command line.
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    Ubuntuu , Kububtu and SUSE 10.2 are the ones I use. All the help files are built in MAN(ual) pages in any Linux distrbution. Command line usage is also thoroughly documented as it is mostly written by folks who like quick, easy use it entails. I'm a GUI user myself, got to used to the mouse over the years. Get a Knoppix Live CD and try it out, runs in memory, doesn't affect the HD and you can get it for many different architectures.

    I've downloaded Mandriva twice now Cory and it seems they really want ya to buy it unless you want to spend all day downloading applications, lol. I was a big Mandrake users years ago. I like it quick and easy now.

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    CapnGimp, I just downloaded the torrent file, Dvd i586 Powerpack 2007, i'm not sure if its legal but it comes fully installed with everything you could possibly neeed and then sum.

    When I went to the mandriva website it was hard to even find the link to download the free version so I went to bit torrent and I downloaded the 4 gig file in about 2 hours
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    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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    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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    I'll check it out

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    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.


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    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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