[nSLUG] which linux??

daryl macdonald dgmacd at eastlink.ca
Thu Sep 7 20:07:33 ADT 2006

Hi Doug,

As Rolana said, try a version that has a live cd so you can see if it 
will work with your hardware or not. MOst recent PC's should work 
reasonably well as long as you don't have any cutting edge hardware. I'm 
one of the camp that is using Ubuntu and I swear by it. I have a few of 
the Dapper Drake cds from Canical if you would like to pick one up, save 
you the download time. I was able to install and get up and running 
within an hour but I went full fledge and wiped windows completely.

Good luck on whatever you select and I'm sure if you have any questions, 
the group here will be more then able to help out.


Doug Kampen wrote:
> Hi all,
> New here, use to use linux when working with the military in the 
> weather office in Halifax dockyard…It has been a while but am getting 
> worried about my computer being hacked, I have all my banking info and 
> my online business info and accounts on this pc. I’m currently running 
> winxp (came with the system) and want to keep it for the kids when 
> they are here on the weekends. I have a copy of Norton Partition Magic 
> (full retail copy) so can cut up the hd as much as I want…within 
> reason…I have about 60 gig free space right now…
> SO back to my question…which linux do I use? A commercial copy or a 
> free one? Where do I get it? I’ve been trying to dl a copy but it’s 
> taking 3 days so far and only have the first 3 disk iso’s.
> Help! ;)
> Doug
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