[svlug] Suggestion for dist to use on dual-boot system

mark@weisler-saratoga-ca.us mark at weisler-saratoga-ca.us
Tue Jul 22 07:59:42 PDT 2008

Tony wrote...

> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: [svlug] Suggestion for dist to use on dual-boot system
> From: "Tony Cappellini" <cappy2112 at gmail.com>
> Date: Tue, July 22, 2008 7:25 am
> To: "Mark Weisler" <mark at weisler-saratoga-ca.us>
> Cc: svlug at lists.svlug.org
> > >>suitable for production environments but is not as "interesting" as
> > Fedora or
> > >>other very current desktop distros.
> > What makes Fedora more interesting?
Fedora is more "interesting" than Red Hat or CentOS in that the latest
window managing technology is in Fedora (and Suse 11 and Ubuntu [desktop
version], etc.) and also other new technologies and eye candy that make
computing more fun. But the newest gizmos also often have faults that
the enterprise class and server environments cannot tolerate.

So, very roughly, the desktop environments are typically more fun and
interesting and the enterprise and server are more staid and a little
boring. Each, of course, has its place.

> >
> >
> > >>You don't mention use of Linux away from work
> If it's on my laptop, I'll be using it everywhere, but the primary drive is
> because of myjob
> > >>Good luck. You have a number of fine candidates from which to choose-or
> > try
> > >>several through the magic of VM.
> >
> > I have Ubuntu installed in a VM. I didn't want to go into the VM stuff, but
> > focus on a distribution in this thread, but that's ok.
> I had RedHat installed in a dual-boot configuration before so I wanted to
> see what is involved in getting it installed with WIndows XP.
> I've found sveral (too many) references on setting up a dual boot system.
> Hopefully my laptop hardware won't be a problem, it's not listed on the
> LinuxForLaptop page.
> A few things that have changed since my initial involvmenet with Linux :Grub
> seems to be the favorite boot loader instead of Lilo, and the kernels are
> 2.6 based. I used to recompile the kernels to strip off the bulk, and I'm
> looking forward to learning how to do that again, once I get Linux
> installed.

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