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thinking and planning?

By aajvs99
Apr 15, 2005
  1. I am thinking about installing a linux partition on my 200gb hard drive does anybody no what flavor or version of linux i should use? i mostly use my computer for web surfing instant messaging and HTML coding and every once in a while a little gaming but i will still have win 2k installed on a seperate partition.

    if you have an idea please post
  2. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

  3. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    i run redhat linux 9 next to windows xp and recommend rh9. the install allows you to specify NOT to overwrite your existing windows stuff. just choose NOT to install a boot loader and use a floppy to boot to linux. there are other options but this is the simplest one. good luck.
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    RH9 is quite old - a lot has improved since then in Linux world.
    The descendants of RedHat Linuxes is the Fedora Core series but unfortunately FC stability is a far cry from the RH stability of old.

    Some other user friendly mainstream Linux distributions: SuSE, Mandrake, (K)Ubuntu
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