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Re: How long to setup a new system?

 On Tue, Jan 29, 2008 at 11:19:22AM -0500, [hidden email] wrote: 
> I just got an HP laptop from BJs. It was cheap enough, dual core 2G ram, 
> 160g hard disk, 15" screen, $729. 
> Anyway, I've been trying kubuntu 64 vs 32 bit. 
> Aside from the crap that one must deal with when installing Linux on a new 
> laptop, how long does it take you to get a Linux system "there?" 
> For me, I have to install the development tools, dvdcss, pidgin, firefox 
> and thunderbird (not default on kubuntu!), xine, gimp, digicam, ecryptfs, 
> postgresql (from source), and others I can't remember. 
> It takes me a couple hours after base install to get it the way I like it. 
> Is anyone out there a "plug and play" or do you go through a similar 
> ordeal? 

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