[SATLUG] Where to begin

Travis Runty trunty at gmail.com
Mon Mar 24 08:33:12 CDT 2008


Good point, the whole sink or swim mentality, huh?  I can see this working.
I would have gone this way but there are still a lot of software/devices
that I still need Winders on, but that is why they created VMs I suppose...
:)

On Mon, Mar 24, 2008 at 7:34 AM, phn1x <phnx.lists at gmail.com> wrote:

> Everyone has beat the "install this" horse I see, but the best advice I
> ever
> got was from this guy I used to work with. He told me to cut the
> dependency.
>
> What I did a few years back was purchased a 1 tb drive for my mass
> collection of pirated material, and then wiped out windows. I see a lot of
> people dual boot, or run live cd's and they fall back to a dependency on
> windows all the time. Once you completely erase windows, you will figure
> out
> how to do things in Linux. Thus far I haven't needed windows to do
> anything
> (with the exception of some utilities I use for Reverse Engineering) and
> not
> having a windows box to fail over to has motivated me heavily to learn how
> to complete tasks in linux.
>
> On Mon, Mar 24, 2008 at 6:52 AM, ed <horned0wl93 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Ernest De Leon wrote:
> > > Go with Ubuntu.  If you are afraid to custom partition and dual boot,
> > > 8.04Hardy (which is now in a ultra-stable beta) is able to be
> > > installed inside
> > > of windows through Wubi.  You will love it!  I use Ubuntu every day
> > because
> > > 'it just works.'  I have actually started deploying all of my new
> Linux
> > > servers with Ubuntu as my standard distro and have even purchased
> > 24x7x365
> > > support from Canonical (for those times that I am not around or I am
> too
> > > busy to track down the problem myself.)  The Ubuntu community (for
> free
> > > FORUM based help) is also second to none.  Ubuntu will definitely not
> > let
> > > you down.
> > >
> > > Good luck.
> > >
> > I second this emotion.  I checked-out (then) Lindows (now Linspire),
> > Susse, and even tussled with Fedora before settling on Ubuntu.  When the
> > folk in here say "it just works," they're not fabricating.  At home and
> > at work, I have Windoze 2000, XP and Vista machines to
> > compare/contrast.  Ubuntu beats them all for functionality, cost,
> > recognition and use of legacy devices, and compatibility with Windoze
> > environments out-of-the-box.  (First load to online in 20 minutes!)
> > Ubuntu is my OS of choice now: I've been a satisfied user for over a
> > year now...
> >
> > Cheers;
> > Ed
> >
> > > On Sun, Mar 23, 2008 at 8:49 PM, toddwbucy <toddwbucy at grandecom.net>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > >> On Sun, 2008-03-23 at 22:31 -0500, Tweeks wrote:
> > >>
> > >>> On Sunday 23 March 2008 07:40:17 pm Christopher Lovejoy wrote:
> > >>>
> > >>>> I've been using Linux in various aspects of my Military Service for
> a
> > >>>>
> > >> few
> > >>
> > >>>> years now.  Truth be told,
> > >>>> I'm still pretty lost on Linux use.  What I'd like to hear, is
> where
> > >>>>
> > >> can I
> > >>
> > >>>> start with.  What would be the best way to begin?
> > >>>>
> > >>> Install Ubuntu (great OS for the new folks and gurus alike), and the
> > >>>
> > >> apps in
> > >>
> > >>> this slide are the ones that most closely match what people use on
> > >>>
> > >> Windows:
> > >>
> > >>>
> http://xcssa.org/files/files/LINUX-DESKTOP-2008-03-22/img31.html
> > >>>
> > >>>
> > >> I agree Ubuntu is great but you might want to check out
> Distrowatch.org
> > >> as just about all of the major distro's are listed there.  Also it
> > helps
> > >> if you have a general idea of what it is you want to do.  Many of the
> > >> distros are specifically focused to particular tasks.  If however you
> > >> don't have anything in mind then I would recommend starting with
> > >> something like PCLinuxOS, Ubuntu, or Fedora as the support within
> these
> > >> communities is above pretty responsive.  Again much of this you can
> > sort
> > >> out for yourself by looking through distrowatch.org.
> > >>
> > >> Todd
> > >>
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