[SATLUG] Where to begin

phn1x phnx.lists at gmail.com
Mon Mar 24 08:38:09 CDT 2008


It really does work, unfortunately I have to go purchase a new computer with
windows because some of the Reverse Engineering and Fuzzing that I've been
doing lately is very memory intensive and VMware hasn't been dealing with it
too nicely, but for the most part vm just fine.

On Mon, Mar 24, 2008 at 8:33 AM, Travis Runty <trunty at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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