As I take my first faltering steps into LINUX I'd like to suggest LINUX as a new main topic. It seems to be increasingly popular and personally I'd find it benifical to have all LINUX issues in one place for quick reference.
Although there are many other Linux forums about, I think it has a place in Hardware Analysis and it would be benifical for uses and for those considering LINUX as an option.
What does everyone else think?
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Personally, Linux is in my targets, I just havn't committed myself to installing it.
I have a few copies of linux, but I have yet to find any articles on how to set this OS up. What do you guyz think about setting up a Linux installation party or something of that nature and writing a public FAQ to post on hardware analysis?
It's good to see so much enthusiasm toward alternatives to Windows. Personally I've been in love with Linux for about a year now and I'm glad more people are trying it out. Linux is great, but the best thing you can do is TRY it first. Download Knoppix or Morphix to give Linux a spin without actually installing it. Mandrake has all the A7N8X series drivers built in, so you should try it after Knoppix. Please remember, BSDers are people too! Have a BSD section if you make a Linux one! No Mac though, until it's ported to X86 (any time now...).
As someone who has been running Linux since 486 days I can only suggest that everyone should try either RedHat 9 or Fedora 1 freshly installed on a recent PC. It may not be the best multimedia or gaming environment but definately makes for a very powerful workstation.