Windows died, want linux, but also to keep data
location: linux.com - date: August 31, 2009
Through a series of events that involve a virus and the ntfs.sys file getting deleted, I now have a $600 paper weight and am looking to install Linux. I know it would be a simple matter of running an install cd(s), but I want to keep my data that is still on the drive. but since the computer won't even boot into safe mode I can't go through the steps needed to partition and such.
So, what I want to know is it possible to go through the whole partitioning process and such right from a boot cd? there is plenty of room on the hard drive for the install, but I simply don't have access to it. I'll decide later about keeping linux exclusively (more then likely I will since I've been thinking about it for some time), or dual-booting or things like that, right now I have to get into my comp first.
What's a good age to switch to Linux at?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 7, 2010
I'm 16 now and I'm a really good Windows user but on the 29th I tried to switch to 10.04. I've made it up to here but I hate not knowing how my computer works and am considering switching back to Windows. Should I try to stay with Ubuntu or go back 'till I know more about programming? I don't really mean "age", but level of knowledge about computers, if you know what I mean.
When did you guys switch to Linux?
Should I try and tough it out?
Or should I go back to Windows until I get a computer with nVidia or ATI? (I have Intel stuff right now and I've heard that Linux sucks with Intel)
Ubuntu is really really nice, convenient and efficient but I hate that I have no idea how to do anything and I can't use all of the popular "conformist" programs like the Office Suite and Windows games.
Ready for Linux but is it ready for me : Time to switch?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: April 20, 2008
I'm eager to drop windows there is no way I'm sticking Vista on my box.
When I think Linux visions of monochrome console entry come to mind even though I know thats not the case.
I know the pros of using linux and good reasons to get rid of Windows but is the software there yet?
My main functions are:
1) Web browsing.
I'm 99% sure linux has me fully covered here, including java applets, streaming video, games, etc.
Am I going to have problems with secure websites?
My bank uses a secure PDF that requires Adobe reader am I going to have a problem?
2) I do a lot of video blogging,flash, animation, 3D modeling, video editing, machinima and graphic art.
A short list of apps I use,
TheGimp (like photoshop)
Audacity (audio editing)
Sony Vegas (Video editing)
Iclone (3D avatar creator, Key frame animation editor)
Poser (3D avatar creator, Key frame animation editor)
Daz3D (3D avatar creator, key frame animation editor)
An interview with bill gates about security, linux, open source.....
location: linuxquestions.com - date: February 24, 2004
That's right, straight from the horse's mouth.
Question about security, linux and IIS
location: linuxquestions.com - date: April 21, 2003
I am running linux right now, and using the Java J2EE server that comes with it (which may or may not be a stripped down version of tomcat, I haven't figured it out yet). I'm a real newbie so I am trying learn everything now. Anyway, the above statement also applies to my linux box, but if somebody can give me any head ups I would appreciate it.
I am also running the windows 2000 IIS package right now, because I want to learn about hosting a website, ftp site, etc. and also I want to learn ASP, JSP, Servlets, J2EE stuff. I don't know if IIS can do JSP or servlets, or J2EE stuff, but maybe Servlets with some MS java SDK as a wrapper. Anyway, my real question is about security. I am running the latest security roll up package on my IIS server. But I was just wondering if there was anything else I could do other than that to make it more secure. Basically I don't know how to secure my server other than disabling all anonymous access, or disabling any access from any user I don'
What do you want most in Linux? Developers, please check this out
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: June 19, 2008
I think I will become a developer for Linux some day (most likely Ubuntu in particular) but for people who are developers now, please focus on this question:
What program do you wish was in Linux that is either not available for any other OS or is not compatible with Wine/Crossover?
There are many free and open-source alternatives in Linux but not enough to satisfy every person's needs. Not every unique Windows or Mac application will work either. And there is always the possibility of a program that hasn't been invented yet, which is why I brought up this question. So what are your ideas?
One idea I had is a program that can make a GUI for any Linux app that depends on being operated via terminal. The terminal is great and all but sometimes new users don't have the patience for it. And sometimes, theres moderately new users, such as myself, that are familiar enough with the terminal to know how to use it but, would prefer a GUI. This would work a lot like Visual Basic, where
So you want to be a GNU/Linux Newbie! What do I do next? Page 2
location: linuxquestions.com - date: October 12, 2010
I've noticed a lot of Broadcom wireless problems for newbies. For most GNU/Linux it will require the user to get the firmware and place it in '/lib/firmware'. Newer Kernels do support the Broadcom bcm43xx chipset but require the user to get the firmware. You can use b43fw-cutter or get a binary like: 'The Broadcom Firmware (tar.gz)' or 'The Broadcom Firmware (zip)'.
You would unzip or remove from tar the file and just copy it to your '/lib/firmware'.
You could Google b43fw-cutter.
Considering switch to Linux several newbie questions as to how and with what
location: linuxquestions.com - date: October 2, 2013
I'm hoping for some friendly advice, as I'm about to enter undiscovered lands...
I'm thinking of switching from Windows XP to Linux; and I'm not quite sure how to go about it. Linux and me seems an unlikely match, as I'm really not very tech-savvy and the thought of ghastly terminals, 'sudo this' and 'cat that' scares me. Heck, I cannot even install XP without my step-to-step-idot's-guide. About 11 or 12 years ago I once tried a dual boot with Win98 and some Linux (Suse, I guess), and it ended in shambles. I just never got the hang of it; and then the dual boot thingy screwed up royally and that was the end of it.
Anyhow, I'd like to try again in hopes of a more noob-friendly Linux. After reading around for a while, my choices are down to either
Linux Mint 15 Olivia KDE (or maybe Mint 14 which had nicer reviews)
Mageia 3 KDE
Those are said to be newbie-friendly, windows-like and easy to use without writing codelines into any terminals. A th
questions about sound in arch linux.
location: linuxquestions.com - date: June 27, 2005
I have to always turn on the sound after each reboot. I am not sure why this happening. This what i did as root : alsamixer and then save the settings by alsactl store but upon reboot the settings are gone and i have to do alsamixer and alsactl store.
how do i permanently store the sound setting so that after each reboot i don't have to alsamixer & alsactl store?
I really want to like Dream Linux, but.....
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: June 25, 2008
Well like the title says I really do want to like it and am seriously considering making it my main, but there are some issues with it that make me confused/weary. First, is there even an update manger to speak of? Or is it dependent on the packages that it is origionally comprised of to be able to operate at all? After the first time I installed it and got the graphics/wireless drivers working, I ran the update button in synaptic and it came up with 1000 upgrades. I knew right from that there was something wrong but i went through with it anyway, and of course it broke almost everything. So after that I am led to believe that DL is built differently than most distros out there and only uses certain libs, am I correct? Also I was having problems with installing my favorite apps such as Stellarium and VLC.... ya thats right VLC. What kind of distro has problems installing VLC from the repos. To be specific the installs resulted in either broken packages or missing files. Have you had pr
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