[Wolves] Need some help!

Helen Randle wolves at mailman.lug.org.uk
Tue Aug 12 19:30:03 2003

> From: Steve Crozier <info@a2rt.org>
> To: wolves@mailman.lug.org.uk
> Subject: Re: [Wolves] Need some help!
> Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2003 19:21:53 +0100
> Reply-To: wolves@mailman.lug.org.uk
Thanks for the welcome
> most people here use debian. I don't tho :-) probably will at some
> point as it has many cool features and is probably the most pure
> version of linux 
I have heard of that, but it looked a bit complicated!
> we use Mandrake. It is very easy to install and to use, whilst having
> all the ace stuff which makes linux brilliant, like tonnes of free
> software, command line. It is good at detecting hardware so you
> probably won't have to worry when adding printers and scanners. 
That sounds more like it! I like 'easy to install and use', and free 
software!! I hadn't thought about detecting hardware. I do have quite a 
bit, so that could be useful too.
> What you might want to do is to go to the linux emporium 
> http://www.linuxemporium.co.uk/ and get a selction of cds.
Ok, I'll look.
> I know jayne (who posts here) uses SUSE, and there is possibly a
> redhat user or two. 
> The other thing to do would be to download or buy Knoppix. It runs
> from cd, and is great. It would be ideal to use to see what linux is
> like without installing.
Sounds like a good idea. Where do I find that?
> questions about what flavour of linux to use are of the religious
> nature so be prepared for many contradictory opinions :-)
I'd noticed that already!
> > there are quite a few to choose from. I know what I need my computer
> > to do, but that seems more relevant to applications than OS (Ok, so
> > I'll probably need help with that too!)
> what do you want it to do?
I run quite a bit of genealogy software which is quite specialist and I 
suspect will only run on windows. I'm thinking possibilities are a 
windows emulator, or partitioning my harddrive. Or is there anything 
else that I've not thought of?