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Old 06-07-2009, 12:45 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I know where to get the vmware from it's just the linux where I need a bit of direction.
Yeah I screwed up, thought you needed VMWare. Try here : Ubuntu Home Page | Ubuntu
. It is the easiest "out of the box" so to speak.
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Old 06-07-2009, 12:48 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info, I am just waiting for my defragm to finish then I have to restart my pc to finish the instalation of vmware and then I will let you know what I think of linux.
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The great thing about Linux, one thing, is you can use what is called "Live CD's", ISO images you burn to CD. What this means is that you can try a distro out without installing it. VMware isn't necessary to do that, although maybe you want it for other reasons.
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Old 06-07-2009, 01:06 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I wanted the vmware to create a virtual machine so I can run linux on my pc.
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Old 06-07-2009, 01:50 PM   #15 (permalink)
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John if you get the linux habbit we have a local linux user group that meet's in the FACT cinema in liverpool city centre once a month.
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Old 06-07-2009, 02:14 PM   #16 (permalink)
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That sounds like something I would be interested in, can you please send me more info. I know the fact center very well I have been there loads of times. Also are you from Liverpool?

Also my name isn't john it's just a username, and the email address that you have on me isn't in use any more as it was just a temporary one that was attached to my proper email address.
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Yea I am a scouser, PM me your email address and I will get the info for the local user group to you we are linux newbie friendly.
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I will pm you know

Edit: Right I am now using linux to view this web page but the screen seems to be flickering a bit is that normal? Also what can I try out while I am using linux?
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What VM software are you using?
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I am back in windows now, but I using poweriso to create a vm.
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