It is as good as you've heard, maybe better. Lots of good tutorials on the web if you get stuck...it's a bit different to new users who have been Windows users their whole life. At my work we use some different versions of Unix that share many of the same core functions as Linux, so it was only natural for us to start using Linux. We use it as a departmental name server, web server, time sync server...you name it, it does it. But we still use Windows on the desktops! I think I'll be the one to pioneer Linux on my new desktop...if they ever buy one for me, that is. Good luck!
yes SuSe is best linux to learn on (how i did ) then go to redhat for alittle while and jump to freebsd, after you use freebsd you will see how much it rocks. then after a while on that jump to gentoo linux.
also go to any local bookstore and get a learning book and follow you will fly by in no time
Yep, thats it. It recoreded with no errors, I assume... Does your cd-rom read it after it has been burned from within Windows? You should see some data on it. Also, if you put in a known bootable cd...like your Windows cd, does that cd boot?
Well i havent tried that burn image way. But i did extract the iso and then put the files on cd and burn them. that didnt work of course. Umm yea windows does read the cd. and yes the windows cd does boot.
Ok, if the file you downloaded has an ".iso" extension, just do the burn image way. It's the only way it will work. When you say "extract" the iso, you mean you extracted the individual files from the iso file and burned them? If so, dont do that, just select the single iso file and burn it as an image. That's the only way it will work. You may think you're only burning a single file, but an iso image works differently. Nero will "extract" the individual files and place them on the cd correctly.
i did that before but it still didnt work. Will booting up from a cd even work since i have windows xp? I just read i would have to start from scratch. I have two drives so if i set my second drive as master would booting from the cd work if i set it too in the bios?
EP, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS