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    BEEN
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    Hello all ... I am currently I a running XP Pro on an AMD Athlon 64 3000+ with 2 Gigs of RAM and 750 Gigs on 3 hard drives. Could anyone please point me to a link that will tell me how to install Linux as a second operating system?

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    Re: Installing Linux as a second operating system

    I'd recommend using Ubuntu (Ubuntu Home Page | Ubuntu)

    Download and run the live cd, and there is a full graphic installer, walks you through partitioning, and the whole job, any problems post back here.



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    Re: Installing Linux as a second operating system

    I currently use Ubuntu and I highly recommend it as well, it is very user friendly and the community has always been responsive to my needs.
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    Re: Installing Linux as a second operating system

    how much memory do you need to run linux as your 2nd OS?



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    Re: Installing Linux as a second operating system

    Quote Originally Posted by don julius View Post
    how much memory do you need to run linux as your 2nd OS?
    I usually use 17GB lol....
    What?



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    Re: Installing Linux as a second operating system

    Id reccomend partitioning your Hard drive just in case youre not satisfied witht he results of linux, and you still have the luxury of XP.



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    Re: Installing Linux as a second operating system

    Ubuntu seems to be the Linux distro of choice these days. Their pledge is that Ubuntu will always be free. You can either download it, or ask them to ship it to you on CD. I don't know if they still ship it this way, but they used to include a two-disk set: one an installation disk and the other a "live" disk that you could run directly from your CD or DVD drive (i.e., you get a chance to "kick the tires" first). You might want to go to the Ubuntu website. Check it out here: Ubuntu Home Page | Ubuntu

    If you have enough hard drive space (and you probably do), you can create a separate partition, and set up a dual-boot system with Windows and Linux. Do a Google search for "dual-boot" and find instructions for how to set it up.



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    Re: Installing Linux as a second operating system

    Quote Originally Posted by Celljimian View Post
    Ubuntu seems to be the Linux distro of choice these days. Their pledge is that Ubuntu will always be free. You can either download it, or ask them to ship it to you on CD. I don't know if they still ship it this way, but they used to include a two-disk set: one an installation disk and the other a "live" disk that you could run directly from your CD or DVD drive (i.e., you get a chance to "kick the tires" first). You might want to go to the Ubuntu website. Check it out here: Ubuntu Home Page | Ubuntu

    If you have enough hard drive space (and you probably do), you can create a separate partition, and set up a dual-boot system with Windows and Linux. Do a Google search for "dual-boot" and find instructions for how to set it up.
    Yeah,
    even triple booting is possible. I ran that for a while until I realized I only really used 2 of them.



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    Re: Installing Linux as a second operating system

    This discussion is very outdated, but... Now itís best for a beginner to use Ubuntu, because itís easiest to find information if something goes wrong.
    In the days when this topic was started, I used OpenSuse.



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    Re: Installing Linux as a second operating system

    Quote Originally Posted by BEEN View Post
    I also have a problem with my site ((( when I moved to Linux it stopped receiving messages from the online support ((( I mean when I go to my site, open online support form, write there something ... nothing happened, no txts were sent. What's the problem?
    Thanks!!
    Hi Been!
    There can be loads of possible reasons. I can assume that there is something wrong with wordpress plugins under linux. I would advise you to move to cloud solutions like this one https://voximplant.com/messaging. I deal with makeup delivery in the Netherlands. When I switched to Voximplant I forgot what a communication problem generally is



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    Re: Installing Linux as a second operating system

    Using cloud solutions is extremely justified nowadays ) they are cheap, reliable, work seamlessly!



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