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Re: Simple Linux

Someone told me about this site: www.knoppix.org it has more than one
language so pick yours from the top.  I have not tried this but he said
it's very cool, a bootable CD that runs Linux from the CD no changes to
your hard drive.

But FC2 is a good choice because this is a very good list to ask even
basic questions.


On Sun, 2004-10-17 at 16:46, Markus Huber wrote:
> Am Mo, den 18.10.2004 schrieb Gary um 1:21:
> > Is there a version of Linux out that is easy to get used to, coming from 
> > the ms world. I don't really want to have to compile and install and 
> > setup all the programs, or maybe I had better stick to ms.
> Yes. Fedora Core 2.
> The simplest:
> you get a box already installed and configured (that's what you usually
> buy when you buy windows). Then it's easier than windows - you do not
> need to care about all the apps on your own, they are just updated
> through the repositories.
> The normal:
> read the release notes if you have hardware which might trouble you
> (it's very few), read a bit about installing linux (you do not have
> C:\), install (takes 15-35 minutes depending which applications you
> want), boot. Off you go.
> Then:
> Learn to use the update-"engines" up2date and/or apt and/or yum for
> getting the multimedia files from the fedora.us (= Extras) and the livna
> repositories and keeping the system up to date.
> That's all you have to invest, it takes a few hours learning (actually
> less).
> After that: you can learn linux by doing, you can use google, online
> books, this list, there is a huge "library" in the net.
> And I am not joking. I myself started using linux this february after 17
> years of ms, and there is no way back. It might be useful though to keep
> a dual-boot in the beginning.
> Some links (sorry, I just copied them from my bookmarks, but they should
> work):
> Fedora Project
> Mirrors
> Fedora Extras Home Page
> rpm.livna.org
> Give it a try, you might not regret it.
> --
> Regards,
> Markus

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