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ShowMeLinux.com: Discovering Linux

Aug 07, 2000, 05:39 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Yates)

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"So I was ready to take the plunge. NT 4.0 had driven me off the deep end one too many times. This time was because it seemed to stop recognizing my CD Rom drive. What's that all about? An operating system isn't supposed to just stop recognizing your CD ROM drive. Under advice, my plan was to install Debian Linux. Free myself from the bonds of tyrrany which had shackled me to NT for almost two years. But I digress..."

"I think my greatest fear of Linux was that I would get swamped in a command line driven environment where I didn't know any commands. It is the development of graphic interfaces for Linux applications that has encouraged me."

"The first step was to format my hard drive - get rid of those filthy NT stains on my hard drive. Of course, I backed up all my essential files before I did anything crazy."

"From my reading, I had heard that it was easy to install Linux from Windows and I was thinking of installing 98 in addition to Linux. After the formatting, my next step was to install Windows 98. Die hards will scoff, but I need to have a comfortable space to retreat to, in my efforts to learn a new operating system."

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