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    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
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    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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    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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    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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    Another good book for Windows users switching to Linux is by Marcel Gagne’s: Kiss the Blue Screen of Death Goodbye!

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    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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    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!
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