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Old 04. Jun 2010, 06:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am 70 just finished Phd and use XP - I am no longer willing to Pay Microsoft any more of my hard earned cash - switching to Linux

which is the easiest for beginners
where can I learn to configure it and get it working
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Old 04. Jun 2010, 07:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Here is a place to start:

http://www.techsupportalert.com/best...nux-distro.htm

This is a "stub" only. However, it lists a number of different Linux distributions and some additional links that will get you started. One of the links would be another great place to start:

http://www.techsupportalert.com/cont...-beginners.htm


P.S. What was your PhD in?

P.S.S. Are you related to MC? He has a PhD and has got to be close to your maturity level.....
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Old 04. Jun 2010, 08:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Many Thanks
I will follow those up

I was a nursing sister retired early disabled
Taught myself to use install and configure X P
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Now going to learn - Linux -

Love you footnote many a day I have looked for my brain!!
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Old 04. Jun 2010, 09:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 05. Jun 2010, 08:41 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Hi,
Here's some useful info:

http://www.tuxradar.com/content/how-...ultimate-guide

http://www.linuxcommand.org/

and something for further on down the line!

http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/

I'm a distro-hopper, currently using varied __buntu distros and dual-booting.

Enjoy linux!!

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Old 06. Jun 2010, 03:09 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Talking Many Tanks for your help

Thank you very much - I will dual boot if I can with X P as primary so my husband can use the computer
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Old 06. Jun 2010, 11:36 PM   #7 (permalink)
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P.S.S. Are you related to MC? He has a PhD and has got to be close to your maturity level.....
My maturity level is probably closer to that of a (very) ripe Stilton
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