[clug] Getting started
4pascal at tpg.com.au
Sat Feb 17 01:14:21 GMT 2007
On Sat, 2007-02-17 at 03:31 +1100, Barry Campbell wrote:
> Hi there
> I am in dire need of help getting started with Linux. I have tried
> several distro's (at present trying to use "Simply Mepis" ) but with
> this distro as with all others I have tried I just can't get virtually
> any further than the install. My immediate goal is to install
> "Crossover" in order that I may thus install DVD copy / burning
> programs but like with "Wine" I cannot get the install to work. I
> have tried all varies ways of running the install scripts for both the
> aforementioned programs but to no avail. I am sure that my problem is
> a very basic one but I am without a clue. So can anyone help me?! I
> am willing to pay to have someone get me started.
As Paul stated the best option is to give the free software alternatives
a run before you resort to using Wine. If you believe Linux is a better
operating system then give the applications that run natively on it the
better of the doubt too. :)
> As a footnote, I have been using computers going back to the days of my
> first system a 286 with if my memory serves me correctly 4Mb of Ram. I
> THEN knew DOS backwards and have built / upgraded repaired many
> systems since so please don't think of me a complete dummy .........
> just a dummy when it comes to Linux. Hope someone can / will help me.
> Regards Barry
Cool. I'd suggest coming along to the next CLUG meeting, possibly even
bringing your box and I'm sure Paul and I could sort you out.
The best option personally is to install Fedora Core 6 or Ubuntu 6.10 or
OpenSuse 10.x. :)
Btw MEPIS is Debian derived, or with the newer releases, Ubuntu derived.
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