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Should I try using Linux?

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Yes, try Ubuntu to start it off probably.
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post #3 of 8
if you dont want to commit to installing and risk windows going ape-5hit.
Install Knoppix, it runs from the cd drive, you boot into it.
more info here - http://www.knoppix.net/
Its a great way to learn .
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No. Don't convert into one of "them".
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I didn't really care for Ubuntu. Drivers were a headach and I just said forget it. I'd say give it a stab, but just expect to spend some time on it.
    
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post #6 of 8
Are you asking "Is it worth it to try?" ... well, probably. I can't guarantee you'll have fun with it (however, I can guarantee you won't - look into Linux From Scratch).

If you have the time and energy and spend a decent amount of time with computers, it's probably a good idea to familiarize yourself and cast away the doubts and myths.

Ubuntu is a good place to start...
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Yeah so far every Linux distro (save fedora) has just felt useless to me. Fedora actually had options I needed, but they didn't work for some reason. One thing I think linux is missing terribly is idiot friendly options. I can run circles around most people I know in windows, yet I couldn't install a theme in KDE....

I've been looking at LFS and will probably end up going that route as I assume it'll teach more about linux as it goes.
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post #8 of 8
I think it's definatly good to try Linux. Even if you don't like it, thats a lot better that just not trying it at all. It dosn't hurt anything, and if nothing else it's lots of fun to play with.

Good distrobutions for beginers include:
SuSe (freeSuSe)
Fedora (aka FC6)
Ubuntu
Slackware
Knoppix

Knoppix and Ubuntu have very good live CDs if you're just looking to try things out without commiting to partitioning.
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