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 PostPost subject: Linux Question        Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:00 pm 
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Im in a beginners computer class and Linux is one of the operating systems that I asked if we could do.

I have to bring it in, and I was thinking Ubuntu 8.10, what do you guys think? are there any easier

Linux distros I could bring in that are easier than Ubuntu?


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 7:30 pm 
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You could bring in Mandriva on a bootable ISO CD you can google it is you would like to use it....

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I thin ill bring in several different Linux distros, and Mandriva will be one of them, it looks cool


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what would be really cool is if you did pendrivelinux 08 as im sure most will be bringing theres on a cd not a usb.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:01 pm 
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Yes that would be cool, come to think about it i bought a mandriva pen dirve (Bootable) it is pretty cool as long as they supply you with a good pen dirve with a decent data transfer, mine i found was ok.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:55 am 
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well my teacher has 12 rigs in the back

and he wants me to bring the linux cd or cds so im thinking ubuntu, mandriva, and fedora for me


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if you do ubuntu it boots slow as [censored] but dsl (crappy for a demo though) puppy linux (i would probably pick this one myself) and pendrivelinux08 (other choice id consider) can ll boot into ram so they are really fast and you can even remove the drive which is always a fun thing to do. you can get a live cd of any of these or get unetbootin to install it for yourself to a usb from windows.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 2:37 am 
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my teacher wants to install them them so im going for live cds


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ah i thought you where doing a presentation not install :P (my bad), in that case ubuntu will take 20 minutes on a fast good computer if you do a speed install, you could be really cheap and put dsl to a cd and do a one minute install but dsl is boring... puppy linux is 1.5x as big but has 2x the features, feather linux would be right i the middle, xubuntu would install faster than ubuntu but keep the functionality -gnome, ubuntu would be mid high or high mid however you view it, then of course you've just got the bloated dvd versions of things that take forever... opensuse was the slowest install i've ever done.

if you actually plan on using this for working on linux not just installing ubuntu has the greatest support some of the others don't, you get the same support for all ubuntu derivatives in the forums.

that about sums up linux that wasnt from usb or used for a live purpose for me.


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thanks for the info guys

i settled on ubuntu 8.10, because i tested the live cd and liked it


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 5:52 am 
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Also, the beauty of Ubuntu, especially in this situation, is that you can continue to use the live CD while it is installing. (Though depending on the rig, it would be kinda slow)


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my teacher said something like 1ghz PIIIs so i don't know how fast it will be


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:00 am 
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inxsfan92 wrote:
my teacher said something like 1ghz PIIIs so i don't know how fast it will be

Heh, Ubuntu is usually pretty good when it comes to system resources.
Just make sure you stay well away from that evil, evil, damned Kubuntu. :P


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