Originally Posted by d3mig0d
Honestly, if you've never used Linux before, you're in for a world of trouble. Linux is basically a huge hassle, and say bye bye to gaming for the most part on Linux.
Roger. I advise you to get some "For Dummies" books. Don't go spending a whole lot of money, though.
Originally Posted by RickJS
Are you sure you wanna go full linux? Setting up RAID for linux is gonna piss you off, I mean it.
I guess if you really wanna then start off with ubuntu, or if you don't care about difficulty then try kororaa linux. http://kororaa.org/static.php?page=documentation
If you get Fedora 7, RAID drivers are built in. I use it and it works.
Originally Posted by noshibby
alright, anyhow back on topic, i need the 1337 haxor distro of linux
and info about setting up raid in linux no matter how big of a nightmare this will be lol
Idc if ppl disagree with me, but i think Fedora 7 is a great distro. It's the best Linux i've used so far (and i've used a lot of them).
I am very much a noob to Linux as well. I have trouble getting things working and i usually give up for a few months then try again. Each time i learn a little bit more. If you ask me, the only way to learn this is to get rid of windows completely, like immersion for learning a foreign language.
If you're just trying to get away from windows, i'd suggest getting a Mac. I swear to hell, it is the best OS there is. OS X is a work of art, much like the first Matrix (bwahahaha). No but really, i've had my MacBook for 2 weeks now and have not touched windows except to game, and ONLY to game. I have run no other programs on my PC EXCEPT Doom 3.
And if you're not ONLY trying to get away from windows but also wanting to learn Linux, then disregard the OS X suggestion. Just try the immersion tactic i mentioned and get some books and you should be alright. Just get some stress balls and prepare for a bit of frustration. The guys to ask for help are Dangerous Hobo and The Jester. Both are my personal Linux Heroes (that should be their titles beneath their flames lol).
Best of luck to you.