[lug] new install

Chip Atkinson chip at pupman.com
Mon Mar 5 13:26:40 MST 2007

For distributions, I really like Ubuntu.  It seems geared towards getting
users up and going pretty easily.

Have you considered trying linux under vmware first?  It may be that your
machine isn't powerful enough to give a good first impression and others
can probably comment more on that, but if you are scared about not having
a way to back out, that may be one way to go.  You can download a free
vmware server and install it on your windows machine adn then install
linux.  If you mess up the install, you can keep trying without losing use
of the system while you try.


On Mon, 5 Mar 2007, Bob Singleton wrote:

> I need help and advice. 
>   I want to make the leap from windows to Linux. I'm a little bit
> leary because I don't have an internal CD drive or floppy etc. I do
> have an external CD/DVD drive. Should I anticipate a problem when my
> old operating system is being deleted - will my computer be able to
> see the external drive?  Also, someone recomend the best Linux system
> to install, Red Hat, or what? I'm coming into this cold turkey.
>     I have an IBM Thinkpad X30
>   processor is pentium III with 1.06 MHz
>   Memory is 128 MB
>   Storage is 20 GB
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