Don't forget VMWare... better product, and once you make the switch you can use it to get at your windows stuff!Originally Posted by grepzen
You don't _have_ to wait.Originally Posted by Nic
<> 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
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.Originally Posted by stevieg
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!Originally Posted by rubicon
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 computingOriginally Posted by grepzen
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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.
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..
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.