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Old 08-11-2006, 10:29 PM   #1
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I just ordered 10 cd'* (8 x32 cds and 2 x64 cds). I figured I would pass them out to people I know. BTW, you can order up to 10 cd'* for TOTALLY free.

Soo..... anyone used it? If so, is it good? I know it is a linux for beginners, but I am in fact a beginner when it comes to linux.
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Gentoo FTW, but for beginners, I think SuSE is the best
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Yes, I have it and I use it. I really like it, it is almost like a Mac OSX look and feel. Very clean.

Beware though, if you have an ATI graphics card, you might have some issues installing it.
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Beware though, if you have an ATI graphics card, you might have some issues installing it.
LOL! That was the deal killer for me right there
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Yes, I have it and I use it. I really like it, it is almost like a Mac OSX look and feel. Very clean.
Really??? Wow you said the magic words there... been waiting for a linux based OS that is similar to the mac interface.
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Beware though, if you have an ATI graphics card, you might have some issues installing it.
LOL! That was the deal killer for me right there
Oh no! :( I have a ATI Radeon Express 200 onboard card at the time.
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http://www.sonsuzdongu.com/ss/kubuntu.jpg

There is just a random picture I googled for. I'd take a picture of mine, but that computer is all opened up as I am installing another HD. I think it is great for chatting and going on the internet.

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Beware though, if you have an ATI graphics card, you might have some issues installing it.
LOL! That was the deal killer for me right there
Oh no! :( I have a ATI Radeon Express 200 onboard card at the time.
I have that same card on the one that I installed Kubuntu on. It took a little bit to figure it out, but someone helped me through it and got me what I needed. I also had a problem with the speed that I burned the CD, but if you order one from them you should be fine with that.

I would say that it is Macish, it has so nice features to play around with.
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how is it with NVIDIA based boards and Cards...say the 6800?

I'm looking at Linux cuz freaking Windows is ticking me off.....

i don't play games and there is a limewire for linux also..so i don't see the point in windows xp anylonger....

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Ive got the ATI Raedon Saphire X850XT, which is a little on the heavy duty side.

I want to try Linux but I dont want to partition my drive and delete everything on it, and I dont have another HDD so I really cant lol.
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I think that most NVIDIA cards should work with it. The problem is if you are installing it, it will take like 30 minutes to get to the graphics card problem, and it won't really tell you what the problem is so you might have to troubleshoot for yourself. Like copy the screen it screws up on.

Kubuntu has a really nice partition feature, but you just have to be careful on what you are doing so you don't lose anything. It makes dual booting with Windows pretty easy.
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