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Old 08-22-2004, 12:04 AM   #41 (permalink)
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not if you install a pre-compiled version. if you want to install from scratch then definately YES. xotix - ill jsut time it
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Old 08-22-2004, 12:04 AM   #42 (permalink)
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koldapu - u should definately be alright.

i agree with sithspawn - don't you want to customize it to suit your needs and your pc agex??
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Old 08-22-2004, 12:08 AM   #43 (permalink)
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okay i push the power button comes up to grub - select linux and start the timer
13 seconds to get to the gdm login screen. type in my little username and passwd, then another 5 seconds to get into gnome, everything loaded.

total - about 20 seconds, with me typing in my username/passwd as well.
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Old 08-22-2004, 12:08 AM   #44 (permalink)
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I don't know if I am going to keep it though - Need to check it out first.

Am I going to have any trouble installing it on a SATA?
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koldapu - u should definately be alright.

i agree with sithspawn - don't you want to customize it to suit your needs and your pc agex??
so then which version should i get?
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Old 08-22-2004, 12:09 AM   #46 (permalink)
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nice, very nice.
agex and koldapu how long does it take you guys to boot into windows??
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Old 08-22-2004, 12:10 AM   #47 (permalink)
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it isnt really compatible with windows apps. although there is generally a simlair and more powerful tool in linux. for example wnamp = xmms. office = openoffice (free!!). you can get some very common proggies under linux - for example photoshop. or you can get something similair like GIMP (which is a lot more powerful than photoshop)
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Old 08-22-2004, 12:10 AM   #48 (permalink)
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i would tell you suse, because thats the one i know.

but sithspawn speaks highly of gentoo.

so check em out both and see which one you prefer.
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well im not sure about installing sata on other flavours, but gentoo gives you options to load certain drivers when you first boot up into the livecd (eg SATA, RAID)
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yeah i agree with xotix. read around till you find one you feel comrotable with. Im only supporting gentoo cause i know it, and im sure its the same for xotix. But you could like a completely different one (like mandrak or fedora or debian), so read up and pick one you think sounds the best.
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