#1
I've been hearing all this amazing stuff about this OS. If I want to use it, do I have to delete Windows? And how does that affect my files?
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#2
You could create a partition of the hard drive. I have 100gb towards Windows, and 50gb towards Linux, and Linux runs a lot better still. The disk you get/make will tell you how to do it, and it is easy if you are a bit savvy.

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#3
you don't have to delete windows
you can do a partition (don't know if it's correct in english) if you have about 3Gb's of free space.
with a partition you can have linux and windows at the same time, i have this on my laptop, Xp and Ubuntu 6.10 (linux).

go here for more information: http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu_Edgy
#4
No, you don't have to delete windows...in fact, you can run them at the same time.

not sure how it effects your files
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#5
I would recommend finding a LiveCD linux distro until you learn to use the operating system, that way you can just boot off the CD and play with it, if you like it then you can commit to a full install.
#6
You can just partition the disks. it writes over the MBR with a boot loader so you can pick between the two.

i use ubuntu 6.10
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I would recommend finding a LiveCD linux distro until you learn to use the operating system, that way you can just boot off the CD and play with it, if you like it then you can commit to a full install.

Ubuntu does exactly this, with a free downloadable ISO.


http://www.ubuntu.com


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#8
get ubuntu at first, and then get gentoo eventually. You'll HAVE to learn about the OS with gentoo
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Ubuntu does exactly this, with a free downloadable ISO.


http://www.ubuntu.com


Indie, while you're here, how would I go about getting Java on Ubuntu? I've tried numerous times, but can't figure it out.


by java do you mean compiler/sdk or just for firefox?
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Ubuntu does exactly this, with a free downloadable ISO.


http://www.ubuntu.com


Indie, while you're here, how would I go about getting Java on Ubuntu? I've tried numerous times, but can't figure it out.


Use automatix2. worked for me

(sudo apt get install automatix2)
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The environment I think, which would allow me to play Java-based things in firefox. Like the Chat here on UG.

The way I did it was install java from the site (the tarball) and copy a plugin file to ~/.firefox/plugins or something like that. Worked for me
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its a generic rpm, not distro specific


I'm not huge on the jargon. I always thought RPM's were Rethats file type?
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I'm not huge on the jargon. I always thought RPM's were Rethats file type?

Origianlly yes, but now a lot of OS's use them. But thats besides the point, tarball > *
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eh yea, it is, sortof.

Most (if not all) linux distros have support for RPMs, in fact I've yet to run across a distro that doesn't.

I'm partial to compiling it all myself though The only package system that I actually like and use is FreeBSD's.

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eh yea, it is, sortof.

Most (if not all) linux distros have support for RPMs, in fact I've yet to run across a distro that doesn't.

I'm partial to compiling it all myself though The only package system that I actually like and use is FreeBSD's.


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^^i thought gentoo's portage was a lot like freebsd's ports . . . but then again i used fbsd for only a brief bit. Gentoo is pretty neato but to long of an install . . . ubuntu/debian is where it's at . . . i got ubuntu on my system and use it a lot . . . like every year linux gets 5 times better and easier to use.
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^^i thought gentoo's portage was a lot like freebsd's ports . . . but then again i used fbsd for only a brief bit. Gentoo is pretty neato but to long of an install . . . ubuntu/debian is where it's at . . . i got ubuntu on my system and use it a lot . . . like every year linux gets 5 times better and easier to use.


yea, I haven't used Gentoo yet but I've been told their package system is a lot similiar.