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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-10-2007, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
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Linux users in here, por favor...

I've got a shitty old laptop laying around that I never use, and I got bored tonight at work and decided that I'm going to put linux on it.

I'm downloading the cd image files right now, and then going to burn them to a cd before I throw it on the old comp.

Few questions:

1. What can I expect when setting it up for the first time and what all should I address?

2. I know there's tons of open source software, but is anyone aware of any off the top of their head that will run a d-link usb wireless card? (edit: i should just search for that)

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-10-2007, 11:27 PM
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-10-2007, 11:29 PM Thread Starter
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that doesn't help me.

but i did chuckle.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-11-2007, 12:34 AM
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Download ubuntu desktop. It is a great distro for newbs.
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Download ubuntu desktop. It is a great distro for newbs.
+1 on this. Might look at v6.06LTS to begin with. If your laptop has less than 256mb of RAM, look into Xubuntu. http://www.xubuntu.org/get#requirements
You can add Gnome or KDE later if you want.

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