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    Nic,
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    Sounds good to me, i need to learn linux first, soon as i get a laptop hdd the desktop one is coming out of the car and getting linux on it
    You don't _have_ to wait.
    <> You can run a 'live' linux straight from your CDRom. Switching == simple reboot w/ or w/o the linux cd
    <> Linux can run under MS Virtual PC. You can explore linux w/in a window of your current OS.

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    ∙ Live Linux :: http://www.frozentech.com/content/livecd.php
    ∙ MS Virtual PC :: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtualpc/default.mspx
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    Quote Originally Posted by grepzen
    Nic,


    You don't _have_ to wait.
    <> You can run a 'live' linux straight from your CDRom. Switching == simple reboot w/ or w/o the linux cd
    <> Linux can run under MS Virtual PC. You can explore linux w/in a window of your current OS.

    [ Links ]
    ∙ Live Linux :: http://www.frozentech.com/content/livecd.php
    ∙ MS Virtual PC :: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtualpc/default.mspx
    Don't forget VMWare... better product, and once you make the switch you can use it to get at your windows stuff!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevieg
    Hey don't be so quick there...
    Ooops... realized after I posted that msg that I might have been [unintentionally!] firing one of the first shots of a holy war. Mea culpa; sometimes, tho, it really gets me when people say, "Hey! I run OSX and therefore UNIX!" and then an "***/hot rock" comment pops into my head.

    So lets talk about GNU/Linux, not who sucks more/less. I apologize.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevieg
    Hey don't be so quick there... Long time FreeBSD user here! OS X is based pretty much directly on FreeBSD with a Mach kernel.. See http://www.apple.com/macosx/tiger/unix.html for more info... And if a *nix forum was up and running there would be no reason why Mac OS X users couldn't use most of the software we'd be running on *nix.
    Exactly my point
    That said no I don't think they should be combined either.. the Mac users could pop in for a chat and some more advanced advise I'd guess!
    I'd still combine the two

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    Quote Originally Posted by rubicon
    Ooops... realized after I posted that msg that I might have been [unintentionally!] firing one of the first shots of a holy war. Mea culpa; sometimes, tho, it really gets me when people say, "Hey! I run OSX and therefore UNIX!" and then an "***/hot rock" comment pops into my head.

    So lets talk about GNU/Linux, not who sucks more/less. I apologize.
    Hey the more we argue the more *nix people will join in to drum up support for a forum!
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    Quote Originally Posted by grepzen
    Nic,


    You don't _have_ to wait.
    <> You can run a 'live' linux straight from your CDRom. Switching == simple reboot w/ or w/o the linux cd
    <> Linux can run under MS Virtual PC. You can explore linux w/in a window of your current OS.

    [ Links ]
    ∙ Live Linux :: http://www.frozentech.com/content/livecd.php
    ∙ MS Virtual PC :: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtualpc/default.mspx
    I hate those "live" cds, i have used linux before, redhat ages and ages ago and more recently FC2, the only way i'm gonna learn linux is if i start using it for my regular computing
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    I'm not certain how recently you've tried knoppix ('the' popular linux live cd) but you're able to do quite a bit w/o commiting your system to a dual boot/os box.

    I've even run knoppix under MS Virtual PC so the start up cost (time, effort) was minimal.

    But, it's your world I'm just chuckin' ideas.
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    Here's the new Linux forum http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/linux/ Enjoy.

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    Yeah, live cds aren't a good way to learn Linux. They are limited and you can't configure anything. I'd assume you would get frustrated and end up cursing Linux. I would recommend Fedora or Mandrake for a first time Linux user. Gentoo is the ultimate distro for experienced users. If this Linux thing works out I think I may open my player source, we may be able to start collaborating on an open source Linux media player/frontend/gps etc..

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    Llama,

    I can understand your frustration but some well spent time w/ the documentation would clear up this small gap in your understanding of how live linux CDs work. Knoppix facilitates writing of configuration data to the host HD in it's native format.
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