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MMMMmmm...Linux.,....

TyrranzzX (617713) writes | more than 9 years ago

User Journal 1

I finally got around to doing it; I got a working linux install going. I downloaded and installed Mandrake 10.0. The install went smooth, everything is automatically configured thanks to going with Nvidia hardware (Nforce2 chipset w/ GF4 mx440) and nothing real special, KDE is a foreign but absolutely beautiful GUI. I know nothing of linux shell commands, but frankly, with this kind of setup I can really see myself moving over entirely to linux within a few weeks and ditching windows accept fI finally got around to doing it; I got a working linux install going. I downloaded and installed Mandrake 10.0. The install went smooth, everything is automatically configured thanks to going with Nvidia hardware (Nforce2 chipset w/ GF4 mx440) and nothing real special, KDE is a foreign but absolutely beautiful GUI. I know nothing of linux shell commands, but frankly, with this kind of setup I can really see myself moving over entirely to linux within a few weeks and ditching windows accept for games and mabye a few critical applications.

Now, if only I could figure out how to install Xchat and get it working...hrm...

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Hello, and welcome (2, Informative)

RLiegh (247921) | more than 9 years ago | (#9731022)

I've used Mandrake (10) a few times, myself. I think out of all of the different *nixes it has the most refined and polished GUI, in my opinion.

As far as learning the shell goes; I would recommend running to the library and seeing if there are any books on linux there, and look for one with a good chapter on using the shell.

Eventually, if you stick with Mandrake, you might want to cruise over to the urpmi.org site and look at their easy urpmi [urpmi.org] page to expand your software choices. You probably don't want to do that now, however.

Have fun.
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