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Turbo Linux? –
is it any good? my friend gave me his compaq prescario 7470, and i am bored of win 98 and thinking of installing it. any comments or questions?
my suggestion? grab a cdrw... and burn knoppix onto it. pop the disk into a drive and reboot. you'll instantly have a fully usable linux computer without modifying anything on the HD...it's what got me to wipe my laptop clean and try out gentoo from a stage 1 tarball...so far, i have it partitioned and i have a few things ready...just gotta print out the manual.
i'd suggest Gentoo using a stage 2 or stage 3 install if you're unfamiliar with linux. the install manual is very detailed and very well written. the compiling process is extremely time consuming (up to 24 hours of compile time in total) no matter which stage of installation you do. stage 3 is an exception to that but you don't get the customisability offered from a stage 1 or 2 install. if you think u know what you are doing, do a stage 1 install. it's a semi-tough install process but the end result will be a linux optimised specifically for you're computer. that being said, it is probably the best and most feature rich linux i've come across
if gentoo is too complex, try mandrake or redhat...but those two need a minimum of 128 ram because of how power hungry the kde and gnome desktops are.
if power is an issue, i'd try debian...it's also rock solid and a good choice seeing as it's constantly updated.
Last edited by emad; 08-07-2003 at 02:21 PM.
ok, thanks for the advice.. i am bored and installing turbo linux now (on 2nd disc) i read good things about it on a few websites so i think it'll work fine. if it is really slow or glitchy with my computer i'll try the other distro's you recommended