About Linux...

Discussion in 'Computer Forum' started by Iraqita_EP, Mar 19, 2006.

  1. Iraqita_EP

    Iraqita_EP New Member

    Hey guys..
    i just wanted to know if linux can be risky to use with xp...coz i dun hav the money to repair my comp if it crashes...plus can it be booted on its own and wich version shud i download if i hav intel p4 915gv motherboard and 256 mbram
     
  2. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    Well, there shouldn't be any problem.
    I have seen (installed myself) Linux on existing XP comp, and seen atleast 15 (well make that 20) such instances.

    No problems faced, IFF you carry out the procedures correctly.


    As far as I know, on your specs, any version of Linux should woirk.
     
  3. .:SpY_GaMe:.

    .:SpY_GaMe:. New Member

    yep that IFF is a disclaimer on alpha1's post lol

    hey seriously what r the +points of linux compared to xp??

    i formatted my pc with xp abt 5 times in less than a year!!!!coz of numerous problems in file system n so on
     
  4. Iraqita_EP

    Iraqita_EP New Member

    yea but wat r the procedures?
     
  5. .:SpY_GaMe:.

    .:SpY_GaMe:. New Member

    i think same as when u instal windows

    insert cd

    when comp loads u decide what u do n then choose drive

    better wait for some pro advice from alpha n zoom
     
  6. zing

    zing Machine Head

    chk out
    http://linux.iguana.be/linux/advantages.php
     
  7. zing

    zing Machine Head

    well ther r abt 374 version till date - so u got a wide choice
    http://www.linux.org/dist/list.html

    diff ppl wud suggest diff versions(aka distributions or distros) heres my list...

    Knoppix Linux
    this runs entirely from a CD - so no installatoin hassles
    http://www.knoppix.net/get.php

    SuSE Linux
    s'pposed to b the most userfriendly (also has a version tht runs off CD with no installation required)
    http://www.novell.com/products/susel...nux/index.html

    RedHat Fedora Linux
    most commonly used distro
    http://fedora.redhat.com/Download/install.html

    i d suggest try knoppix first to get a feel - then move on to suse & fedora & others..... happy *nixing!

    also chk out this link
    watch movies & learn how to use linux.......
    http://freeloaderlinux.sourceforge.net/
     
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  8. Iraqita_EP

    Iraqita_EP New Member

    it says dat i may hav to divide my hard drive...how do i do dat and will i loose any of my files
     
  9. sixstringsin

    sixstringsin ||||||

    for installing linux you select only that portion of the hard disk which is not used by winXP --so ur windows data remains safe.
    which distro have you chosen? I'd recommend SuSE Linux 10
     
  10. UjSen

    UjSen *#!EVIL*!!

    is linux better than XP and Vista?
     
  11. sixstringsin

    sixstringsin ||||||

    ^nope ..its faaaaar better :annoyed:
     
  12. zing

    zing Machine Head

    th rule when installing is "dumbest OS first" - linux can detect ur windows partition but windows cannot detect linux partitions - therefor u have to create the partition using windows -

    partition magic is a software u can use for creating the partitions - so u create partitions like C: D: E: F: etc.... maybe 10 GB each depending on ur harddisk capacity

    if u r careful u wont lose any data
     
  13. Iraqita_EP

    Iraqita_EP New Member

    but wat if my ISP's software doesnt support linux and i read somewhere that linux doesnt support most of the media codecs....can i get a list of all the softwares that work on linux
     
  14. .:SpY_GaMe:.

    .:SpY_GaMe:. New Member

    can i use all the usual softwares with Linux???


    n i already have 3 partitions but want to create a forth so that i can instal Linux how to do so???
     
  15. apurbajd

    apurbajd ~#$&*$@*^$

    ^^by usual s/w if u mean windows softwares ..NO!

    bt there are Linux vareiy available for almost all the popular windows s/w like for MS-office u have OpenOffice - for Photshop u have GIMP etc....

    some windows s/w can be run on Linux by using any windows emulators like WINE , bt its not guranteed that the s/w will run correctly with th emulator though I had no prob running Winamp with Wine ..... ;-)
     
  16. sixstringsin

    sixstringsin ||||||

    I had the same concern once regarding the isp not supporting linux. So I rejected ISPs that were in infancy who wer ignoring linux support. Bharati has an excellent linux support...there must be many others now--- if they dont support linux abuse them!!

    List of s/wares wrking on lnux?? Could u give a list of s/w that run on windows?

    u dont need any list of media codecs --- gone are the days when u had to tweak linux ... desktops like suse 10 etc would detect almost anything ... sometimes I feel it even detects my fingers:p:
     
  17. Iraqita_EP

    Iraqita_EP New Member

    yea but im getting an airtel dsl connection so i wanted to know if it will work or not on linux...plus will msn msg work on linux or is there an equivalent of it available
     
  18. zing

    zing Machine Head

    gaim wil work with msn & yahoo & lot of others...
     
  19. Iraqita_EP

    Iraqita_EP New Member

    gaim will work with my msn id????
    wat bout my isp????its called zyxel something something...how do i work it on linux...and plus....can u tell me how exactly do i use linux..i mean is its interface like windows or somethng diff
     
  20. zing

    zing Machine Head

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