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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2004 2:29 pm 
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I have to switch to linux for reasons that I wll not disclose. I am thinking about fedora core 3. Any other suggestions? Also is there a good site where i can download linux apps. And lastly, is there a such thing as a emulater that will allow me to run windows programs on linux??

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Linux apps can be found various ways, if they support it you can download them through RPM's or the gentoo system emerge (or whatever its called). Otherwise it's similar to windows.. go get the files off the official site.

Yes there exists emulation and it's not very good ESPECIALLY for games. Gaming on linux will not be a satisfactory expirience if you want to play the more recent titles. Oh and ATI's driver support for linux is poor I'm told, so stick with Nvidia.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2004 2:55 pm 
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gamerfreak wrote:
I have to switch to linux for reasons that I wll not disclose. I am thinking about fedora core 3. Any other suggestions?

Yeah, anything but Fedora core. ;)
I assume you're a newbie to Linux?
SuSe
Ubuntu
Debian
Slackware

Gentoo is also good, but I don't recommend it unless you're a little more advaned. However, Vidalinux is based on Gentoo and is easy to install.

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Also is there a good site where i can download linux apps.

Colby's listed quite a few for me before, but I can't find the post. Here's a couple I can remember:
www.freshmeat.org
www.sourceforge.net

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And lastly, is there a such thing as a emulater that will allow me to run windows programs on linux??

Wine? I've never used it so I don't know.

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Fedora should be fine for what you're doing. Mandrake is another I'd recommend for a noob...

As far as getting software, you should find a good majority of things you need through Yum. Nine times out of Ten, someone already packaged this for Fedora and it's already available out there.

Without knowing exactly what you want, I'd be hesitent to point you somewhere.

As far as running windows apps...

Standard 'Nix answer: Why would I want to run windows apps? :)

Anyhoo, there is a emultor out there called Wine that'll run windows apps..although not all will work if work at all. You'll probably want to check their page for any compatabilities. Personally, I'd just find a Linux equivelent.


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I highly recommend Mandrake. Here is a link for the 10.1 Official Powerpack DVD torrent which includes just about all the software you could ever want for Linux.

Software sources:

Freshmeat General software repository
Easy URPMI Mandrake Specific
PBone RPM repository

WINE Windows compatibility layer
Crossover Enhanced WINE
Transgaming's Cedega WINE for games






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I am not really a noob to linux and thanks for all teh info :D


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gamerfreak wrote:
I am not really a noob to linux and thanks for all teh info :D


In that case, I'd definitely (note that it is spelled correctly) recommend Debian, Ubuntu or Slack. They're still fairly easy, yet they don' t 'Hold your hand' like Mandrake or SuSe.

ATM, I'm lovin' Ubuntu. I've got it installed at work and home (as well as a few other distros) and have been trying to migrate to it as my primary desktop.


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I want to run a webserver on it too. Best version for that?


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I want to run a webserver on it too. Best version for that?


I don't know about best but it only takes a few clicks in Mandrake to setup Apache, PHP, MySQL and PHP Nuke.


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I dont want to use any 3rd party cliends except for PHP and my sql. And one more question, how long will it take to download the iso's at cable modem speed?


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That depends on a lot of factors. Given a fast source a single CD iso can download in an hour or two, the DVD iso I linked to, which is over 4Gb, took me almost 2 days to download on cable (the torrent was pretty slow at the time: avg 30Kbps).


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I am goin with core 3 despite the trecharus download.


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gamerfreak wrote:
Thanks, Gamergreak


This has got to go in your thread of typos.

It is your NAME, fer chrissakes.

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/struggles to keep from poking fun.... :P


I lost the struggle before I even read the whole thread. :P


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That depends on a lot of factors. Given a fast source a single CD iso can download in an hour or two, the DVD iso I linked to, which is over 4Gb, took me almost 2 days to download on cable (the torrent was pretty slow at the time: avg 30Kbps).


depending on the server i can get a full ISO...650-700MB in around 20minutes with my cable setup


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Thanks, Gamergreak


ROFLMAO....priceless


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What did you mean anything but fedora core? I think its the best distro out there. I went with core 2 intstead of 3 because 3 is still a bit too new. Since my burner has issues, somone burned it for me.


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What did you mean anything but fedora core? I think its the best distro out there. I went with core 2 intstead of 3 because 3 is still a bit too new. Since my burner has issues, somone burned it for me.


Fedora Core has its issues, mainly because of the crappy way they compile the code itself.

Mandrake and SuSE will compile the code using 586 switches (say pc-gnu-linux-586) but Fedora compiles their stuff for 386 procs.

The main problem is this; SuSE and Mandrake's code will run on 586 and newer processors. Fedora Core will run on 386 and above, while it seems that Fedora Core has the advantage, it doesn't really, because the compiled code is essentially deprecated 386 code, while it provides maximum flexibility, who uses a 386 nowadays?

Gentoo users brag about being able to compile code for whatever processor they use, since Gentoo's make.conf file will allow the user to use whatever GCC flags you want, for example, mine uses the march=athlon-xp CPU type, so it will generate code that is optimized to my processor. It's a nice feature, but Gentoo's price is a difficult install.

personally, I'd rather stick with Mandrake or SuSE, they have a loyal following, good support, and overall it's one of the more popular distros. While I digress from recommending Fedora, if you're comfortable with it, then by all means go ahead and use it.


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http://www.linuxiso.org/

Go here to download a variety of linux iso's. They also have a brief explanation of the differences.


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