Can i use linux off the cd?
Question: so ive been hearing about Linux being good... ive always wanted to try it out but i never had the Balls to actually downloading having known no one who has it or uses it i was afraid... so i am going to install it soon .... but for now i only have 1 hard drive i have just completely Wiped my HD ... my computer specs are AMD 64(tm) 3200+ ASUS Motherboard 2.8GHZ (not over clocked) 80gig Internal HD 2.0gigs of DDR RAM 128mb Nvdia Gforce (idk the numbers for it) only bad part is my graphics card so i was wondering i requested a CD of Linux be sent to my house...but since i already have windows XP home edition on my computer which i am installing as we speak i was just wondering .... what should i go with should i download Linux or wait for the CD... cause ive been hearing a lot lately that you can run Linux off of the CD if you boot it up from the CD ... and just run it off the CD... is this a myth? if this is true should i just wait and is my computer good enough to run Linux also if my computer can run Linux ... well do you recommend gaming on it more on a windows XP or a Linux.... just give me ALL ur feedback
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You asked a lot of questions, so I will try my best to answer: --Depending on the distribution of linux, some can load what they need into ram and run without an installation upon the hard driver. I believe the ubuntu installer now functions by loading the OS, and then installing from within that loaded OS. --It depends on how many disks are in your particular distribution. If it is just one, and you are impatient, download the ISO and burn it. Then install. But if it is like a 4 disk OS, I'd just wait. Regardless, it doesnt matter whether you DL or get factory disks --I believe you computer should easily meat the system requirements of any existing consumer Operating System, and run linux easily. --Pros and cons of linux. The great thing about linux is it's stability and security. I'm sure it can also be argued that it runs in a better and more effecient way than windows. That said, less of the industry standard programs run on it without a simulator, which is harder, and I believe is less efficient than native linux. The same is true with gaming. Most games with the exception of Unreal Trounament 2004, Quake 4, and Doom 3, won't run in linux without a simulator. Your frame rates probably won't be as good because these cards are optimized for windows more than linux, not even considering simulated games. All the latest game features are pretty much for windows, though they get ported. Bottom line, XP is stable and games well. Linux is a nice idea, but not really great for gaming. Stick to XP. Linux is also not easy to use (at least it isnt for me as a windows user), so don't expect it to be easy as cake. Everything is more work until you learn. I'd rig your secondary for computer, run linux, then switch ur main over to it if it's what you want. Try running starcraft or something to figure out how to game in linux.
You will need to create at least two linux partitions. A data partition (perhaps set it up 16 gb ext3). And a swap partition (swap file type - you can set it up to be 1 gb). The swap partition is used by linux as a virtual memory space. Make sure you make your linux data partition bootable, because linux will automatically give you a menu (boot manager grub or lilo) that you can load either windows or linux at startup.
Yes. Your computer can run linux, off the CD. That's called live booting. You don't have to touch your windows install, and you can run linux. It's kind of like a test drive. Look into ubuntu. Burn it to a CD, then live boot from it. As for gaming, Windows all the way. It has WAY more of a selection.
Yes of course you can have in USB. when running Internet you will get caught in the web of viruses coz there will be no security in that USB OS. coz its a very small in size and missing of dll's which are useful when accessing. My Advice: Purchase it. You can have Dual Operating System in single Laptop.
More than enough to run Linux, yes you can run it off a cd and they also have versions that run of dvd. They usuall call the live version that you run from removable media. If you cant wait download it, if you have some willpower then wait. Me I would have it downloaded. Have fun and good luck
I can tell you a way to restore the old way of booting, namely only Windows. - boot from the Windows CD - choose "repair console" or so; I think you do it by pressing "e" - wait till the console loads, then type in "fixmbr" and press ENTER - you will be seeing a warning but don't worry, it will affect only the boot region of the hard disk - when it's done, take out the Windows CD and type in "exit" to reboot - that's it
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