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Old 23. Mar 2009, 04:45 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by bk_7312 View Post
Well, that's just too bad. It would be very useful (to me) if you could do it sooner. I'm currently considering a Linux alternative to my Windows XP due to the fact that too much of my resources are used by my existing security softwares. Anyone know any good sites that reviews different Linux distros?
Try these, very newly updated:
How to choose the best linux distro:
http://apcmag.com/how-to-choose-the-...stribution.htm
(excellent links to additional information)

The definitive dual-booting guide: Windows 7, Linux, Vista and XP step-by-step
Most helpful - it covers all the system from-to's.
http://apcmag.com/the_definitive_dua...stepbystep.htm

If you want to go all out with virtualization, this is a good article.
The ULTIMATE guide to virtualization: XP, Vista, Linux, Mac OS X -- step-by-step
http://apcmag.com/the_ultimate_guide...ualization.htm

I would try one of the Linux Live CD's to get an idea of how it works.
There are some differences in hardware support from distro to distro.
Linux Mint has worked best for me, but I have an eLive distro sitting here just waiting until I have time to play.
I wasn't so crazy about Ubuntu, it dumped me without warning into a Linux command line crash course because it wouldn't play nice with my router - took me two days to get them to talk to each other.
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