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01-18-1999, 10:51 PM
I was interested in getting Linux and installing it on my system. Does it make it much easier to interface with the futurequest server installing it and how hard is it to install it?? Also, can win98 and Linux run on the same computer? Linux is all new to me, but i have heard very good things about it. Guess i'll have to learn Unix. Well worth it tho.
01-18-1999, 11:33 PM
My recipe for a beginners linux box:
**Set up a seperate system**
1) 486dx2/66 (or better)
2) 8mb ram (16 min for X-windows)
3) 800meg (1.2gb preferred)
4) RedHat Linux 5.2 (CD rom drive for install)
The reason for 2 systems, is while learning Linux - your windows system will be a valuable asset as you surf to find documentation and guides on learning Linux... You read on one monitor (Win), while you do on the other (Linux)... I did it this way and majorly flattened my learning curve when I was a Linux newbie...
In short - I run Linux/Win98/NT for my personal systems, and all have their strong and weak points... In the end: True Power & Capability == Linux / Convenience == Win98 / Mild blend == NT...
Welcome to the GNU generation!
01-18-1999, 11:35 PM
Yes you can run Linux and Windows 98 on the same machine, either in the same partition or in a seperate one. If you put it in the DOS partition, you CANNOT have FAT32 enabled.
As far as interfacing, I don't think so. You can telnet in or FTP in, but using a UNIX based Telnet program isn't any better than a Windows based one.
The main advantage is you can learn about UNIX.
"To continue press any key"...Where's the anykey?
01-19-1999, 12:37 AM
I agree with Mike. I use UNIX (Solaris)
at work, but Win95 at home. I don't really
want to put Linux on at home though I've
done it before and it is nice (LAZY).
But it isn't really a big help for setting
up a web site unless you're programming,
I would think.
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