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View Poll Results: Which Linux distro you use, and why?
Ubuntu/Kubuntu 109 62.64%
Mandriva 2 1.15%
Debian 14 8.05%
Gentoo 4 2.30%
Red Hat 37 21.26%
Slackware 6 3.45%
SuSE 16 9.20%
TurboLinux 0 0%
BSD 6 3.45%
Any other 21 12.07%
Fedora 26 14.94%
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Old 6th June 2007, 21:48   #16
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I use Ubuntu 7.04. Simply because it has the best support from the community and the send free cds.. I am going to try Kubuntu some day.
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Old 7th June 2007, 12:29   #17
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Found the link for free shipping of Ubuntu:
https://shipit.ubuntu.com/login
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Old 7th June 2007, 12:51   #18
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I prefer the red hat variants,they are easy and simple to install and works very well with so called W platforms. Infact i have fedora 3,4,5,6 ,rhel 3,suse linux +winxp all on a single drive.
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Old 7th June 2007, 12:57   #19
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I currently have Windows XP, SUSE 10.1 and Sun Solaris on my laptop. I mostly use Solaris and SUSE, with windows only for video editing purpose. I have used Redhat 6, 9 and SUSE 10 in the past.
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Old 7th June 2007, 12:58   #20
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I heard Ubuntu is being shipped for free. Anyone got links? I already got Sun Solairs DVDs for free.
Hi,

You can get Ubuntu for free from https://shipit.ubuntu.com/

Enjoy the great experience
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Old 13th June 2007, 19:47   #21
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Ok guys,

Need info and help here.

Am planning to install Ubuntu 7.04 on my laptop thats running on Windows Vista Home Edition. I want to set up a dual boot.

What precautions do I have to take for this ? Will Ubuntu work with the drivers loaded on my system ? Anything else that you want to put down here which could help me, I will be grateful.

thanks in advance guys
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Old 13th June 2007, 22:32   #22
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Have you ever used linux before.
As for hardware support depends upon what do you have
Can you list the Laptop model which you have, and I can tell you if something won't work.
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Old 13th June 2007, 23:04   #23
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normally crazy.

I have a dual boot win xp and Red hat. Dont really recommend it for a first timer. I am not much of a pro in any form and shape and It took me more than a week to get the dual-boot working. the error I used to get was

attempted to kill init.

didnt know much and tried different options until it started working. Hope that helps. If you have the time then do try it.
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Old 13th June 2007, 23:10   #24
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Have you ever used linux before.
As for hardware support depends upon what do you have
Can you list the Laptop model which you have, and I can tell you if something won't work.
NO , havent used Linux before. and I use the HP TX 1003 - laptop.

@ Dev - lets try something.

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Old 13th June 2007, 23:16   #25
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I used to work on HP 9000 RISC based Unix Servers long back that time the latest version was HPUx 10. now it must be a different story.
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Old 13th June 2007, 23:17   #26
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Ubuntu is a best for first timers.
BTW the Mumbai Linux users group is quite active I suppose and will help you in any way you need.
For starters I suggest you download knoppix and boot through the CD. See if everything works etc., look at help pages etc.,
Live CDs are an interesting way of trying out linux without installing it.

As for first time, there is a first time for everything. If you do not do something because its the first time, then you won't do anything
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one top most suggestion. dont use the 64-bit versions. Drivers and applications would be the toughest to find. And yes as TSk said, try out Live cd's. IT saves lots of time. Some distros also have the option to view read me files while installing.

PS: I just ordered 2 fiesty fawns 32-bit and 1 64-bit fiesty fawn cd off the web. Red hat that I have is old gen.

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Old 17th June 2007, 10:06   #28
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I've always used Linux in dual boot configuration with XP.
On my laptop, I used to have either Suse (9,10) or Fedora Core (4,5), Red Hat Enterprise, Ubuntu 6.06 with XP.
We used to have some pretty cool projects going on in these distros but since the last 6-7 months, I don't have any Linux distro with me right now. The reason being lack of time and other commitments.
Right now on my desktop, I have XP + Vista 32 bit.
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Ubuntu all the way man....easy to install...awesome interface and GUI...easy driver installation...no virus threat...mozilla firefox and FREE!
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NO , havent used Linux before. and I use the HP TX 1003 - laptop.
Did you get this working?? I have same laptop and have got everything but the touch screen working.
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