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Re: [vox] [zmcarrico@ucdavis.edu: shoud i get linux?]

Welcome to Davis.  :-)

Consider how badly you want a laptop. They are more expensive, 
harder to upgrade, harder to fix, easier to break and easier 
to steal than a desktop computer.

I won't comment on Windows... presumably if you've seen the 
LUGOD site then you've seen the "Why not MS?" section.

Re the best distribution: You'll get plenty of debate over
that.  Red Hat is the most popular.  Mandrake is very newbie-
friendly.  I like Gentoo.  Plan to multi-boot two or three of
them, if for no other reason than you'll want to upgrade as 
new releases come out.

Hope this helps.

-- Rod

On Wednesday 17 July 2002 03:02 am, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> ----- Forwarded message from zmcarrico@ucdavis.edu -----
> Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2002 02:37:54 -0700 (PDT)
> To: root@lugod.org
> Subject: shoud i get linux?
> From: zmcarrico@ucdavis.edu
> X-Mailer: Geckomail-b16
> Hi,
> I'm starting at ucd this fall and I need to get a computer.  I've never
> used linux before but I like the idea of a cheap operating system with open
> source coding.  Do you recommend I get a labtop with windows and partition
> the drives so I can use linux or should I just get linux? If just linux do
> they sell labtops with linux pre-installed or labtops without either
> windows or linux installed?  What version is best because the only one I've
> heard of is Red Hat?  Rad site, i think I'll join lugod if I ever learn how
> to use linux.  Thanks for any intel you can give. -Zac

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