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to linux or not to linux...

On Monday 20 December 2004 10:47, Stephen Adler wrote:
> My new notebook is on the fedex delivery truck and should be in my
> hands within hours... :) But, now I have to deal with the inevitable..
> loading linux, getting the damn thing to properly dual boot linux and
> windows XP etc. etc.
> But, looking on the bright side, this would be an ideal opportunity
> to do something radical.. like switch distro's for example. So,
> I'm wondering if anyone would care to chime in.
> 1) Should I load fedora core 3 (which is what I was planning on
> doing...)
> 2) Switch to enterprise linux 4
> 3) Switch to SuSE
> 4) Mandrake?
> 5) Debian?
First, I personally prefer SuSE. 
I just got a new PC at work (HP Compaq D530C desktop). One of the first 
things I did was to install SuSE 9.2 Professional from the DVD. I screwed 
up the first install because I was using a KVM, but the second install went 
perfectly with everything working. SuSE resized the Windows XP NTFS 
partition, set up the boot manager (GRUB), et. al. I had absolutely no 
issues with drivers. I also have both KDE and GNOME installed. 

I do not advise you to use an Enterprise Linux (RHAS or SLES) on a 
workstation. The enterprise servers do not contain some of the nice things 
you want on a personal system. There should be no problem with Fedora Core 
3. The other Linux guy in my department specifically installed Fedora Core 
3 on his new PC. I think he did have some problems with the partitioning, 
but I don't have the specifics. 
Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
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