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Postby Turkeyscore.com on Sun Oct 26, 2003 11:17 pm

I bought a 400 MHZ computer from an auction last night, it was password protected so i am going to reformat using some version of linux i think. I am downloading Peanut Linux right now. Any better ones for the same price? (Free) :P
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Postby aviationwiz on Sun Oct 26, 2003 11:29 pm

I like Mandrake Linux. Haven't tried Mandrake 9.2 yet, but DO NOT use it if you have a LG Optical Drive in your system.
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Postby Boone on Sun Oct 26, 2003 11:54 pm

RedHat used to be the mainstay, but everyone at work uses either SuSE or gentoo, with SuSE being more popular.
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Postby CDRecorder on Sun Oct 26, 2003 11:57 pm

Why can't you use Mandrake 9.2 with LG optical drives?

I agree; Mandrake is a good version of Linux. I've used it, and it's very easy to install. The only thing I know of that's not good is that it runs pretty slowly on my two Celeron 366MHz machines (but it runs fine on my Athlon 1.2GHz.

If you want to experiment a little bit with Linux before actually installing it, give Knoppix a try. It runs entirely off of the CD; you just boot off of the CD and there it is; no installation or hard drive modification. It's a great way to try out Linux. It also has many apps that are "pre-installed", so you can do a lot with it.

You can get both of these versions of Linux (among many others) at http://www.linuxiso.org.
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Postby aviationwiz on Mon Oct 27, 2003 12:11 am

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Postby CDRecorder on Mon Oct 27, 2003 12:15 am

Well, that's a good reason! :o

I can hardly believe that the Mandrake 9.2 installer is destroying those drives.
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Postby wicked1 on Mon Oct 27, 2003 1:15 pm

I have debian linux on my xbox and mandrake 9.2 on this pc.I know that mandrake hasnt caused me any problems as of yet. All 5 burners in this computer work fine in it.I dont have a LG though.It is true there have been a few cases of the LG drives dying due to Linux.Mandrake 9.2 is very easy to use.Much more user friendly than redhat 9.Diabolic Linux runs from CD too as I have used it before.You can even run it on a modded Xbox.
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Postby Matt on Mon Nov 03, 2003 12:44 pm

What level of experience do you have?

Lycoris (www.lycoris.org) has a GUI that "plays" in a similar fasion Windows XP and is gui installed, loads right into gui, etc. If you're feeling a little more adventurous try Libranet (www.libranet.com) which is based on Debian but the learning curve isnt' nearly as steep.
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Postby Turkeyscore.com on Mon Nov 03, 2003 8:37 pm

I have 0 experience with linux. I installed redhat 9 and it seems to be working pretty well, sorta slow on a 400 though.
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