Linux (was: RE: [Dshield] OT - to Antti - Is this normal?)

Mercy Mercymail at mindspring.com
Tue Jun 25 05:01:22 GMT 2002


Thanks for the info!

Mercy
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lauro, John" <jlauro at umflint.edu>
To: <list at dshield.org>
Sent: Monday, June 24, 2002 11:26 PM
Subject: Linux (was: RE: [Dshield] OT - to Antti - Is this normal?)


> Most distributions come in .ISO images.  If you double click on it, it
> should automatically launch your recording software if your computer
> already supports it.  Most CD-RW drives come with software that
> supports burning a CD from an ISO image.  (plain XP with no 3rd party
> software might be an exception).  If that doesn't work, there is
> probably a freeware one.  E-mail me off the list if you can't find
> one, along with what software (if any) you have for your CD-RW drive.
> (PS: Don't just drag the file.ISO onto the CD like you would other
> files to save them...)
>
> As to which distribution is the best...  Not sure I would say it's
> Redhat.  However, Redhat is the one distribution most often supported
> by 3rd parties.  That can be important if you want to install some non
> open-source software you bought that is written for linux, and you
> don't know linux well...  Most open-source software will compile and
> build on any linux distribution without anything special.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mercy [mailto:Mercymail at mindspring.com]
> Sent: Monday, June 24, 2002 5:02 PM
> To: list at dshield.org
> Subject: Re: [Dshield] OT - to Antti - Is this normal?
>
> I do have a CD RW now ( i did not at the time i purchased Linux
> Mandrake...
> i believ it's version 7.03?)
>
> I'm not sure how i'm supposed to rip linux onto a cd in a windows
> OS... any
> tips?
>
> Also... what versions of linux do you recomend?  I seem to be hearing
> that
> Red Hat is the best bet.
>
> Thanks again,
>
> Mercy
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Lauro, John" <jlauro at umflint.edu>
> To: <list at dshield.org>
> Sent: Monday, June 24, 2002 10:44 AM
> Subject: RE: [Dshield] OT - to Antti - Is this normal?
>
>
> > Even though it is possible to configure dual boot without loosing
> > information, backup your hard drive, especially any critical
> > information...
> >
> > Dual boot can be a bit complicated to explain, but there is good
> > documentation on most of it.  Unfortunately, sometimes they can be
> > tricky to find.  Searching for "dual boot linux windows" from
> > hotbot.com (one of my favorite search engines), the first entry is:
> > http://www.icc3.com/ec/linux/linux8.html which appears to have a
> > fairly good description of how to setup dual boot.
> >
> > If your distribution of linux is a few years old, and you have a
> CD-RW
> > drive, I highly recommend you download a newer distribution.  (or
> > purchase one if you don't have a CD-RW or have a slow internet
> > connection).
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Mercy [mailto:Mercymail at mindspring.com]
> > Sent: Monday, June 24, 2002 2:38 AM
> > To: list at dshield.org
> > Subject: Re: [Dshield] OT - to Antti - Is this normal?
> >
> > I'd like to set up a dual boot, so i can run my win & linux
> together.
> >
> > I have linux-mandrake somewhre around here.  I bought it a few years
> > ago.
> >
> > Seems that linux people don't like to help newbies.  They tell you
> to
> > read
> > the linux pages, and I have, but how the heck am i supposed to know
> > how to
> > do it unless i'm looking at the OS on my desktop?
> >
> > Oh well.... one day i'll get it sorted out ;)
> >
> > Mercy
> >
> > Mercy
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Antti Tolamo" <Usenet at linux.tola.org>
> > To: <list at dshield.org>
> > Sent: Sunday, June 23, 2002 8:36 AM
> > Subject: Re: [Dshield] Is this normal?
> >
> >
> > > Viestissä Sunnuntai 23. Kesäkuuta 2002 03:17, kirjoitit:
> > > > I've heard the same things too, Antti.  About MS programs
> 'calling
> > home'
> > so
> > > > they can see who's using pirated software.  Never knew if it was
> > true or
> > > > not, still not sure, but i believe it's likely. (knowing MS
> after
> > all
> > and
> > > > all the things they try to do).
> > > >
> > > > I saw on Tech TV about how MS wants to make a way so that if
> > you're
> > running
> > > > a MS OS, you can only use MS software products.
> > > >
> > > > I'd definetly switch to linux then. (Still would like to switch
> to
> > linux,
> > > > but that means i'd have to give up so many programs i use that
> > aren't
> > made
> > > > for lin.)
> > > >
> > > > Sorry for rambling,
> > > > Mercy
> > >
> > > No problem, like you see, I do it a lot , ;)
> > >
> > > I love linux myself, but migrating to it is a long time
> > > project.  Don't get ne wrong I'm not talking against
> > > linux, I just warn that it needs more skills and tiime
> > > to learn well. Otherwise it can be more insecure
> > > than Windows. Linux  really needs to be controlled & configutred
> > >  by console, despite somebody might claim otherwise.
> > > Understanding what one does, is more important in linux than
> > > in Windows.
> > >
> > > 've used same  linux  setup about one and a half year, and I've
> > > never needed to install it again during that time.
> > > Infact, I've changed motherboad. changed file system on hard disk,
> > and
> > > upgraded whole system to better kernel with all new system files
> > without
> > > a problem.  It is also a internet server with lot of multimedia
> > capabilities
> > > and has been 24/h  online without no problems. Rock solid, far
> > > as I'm concerrned.
> > >
> > > In mean time, I've had to re-install Windows 2000 about 2-3 times.
> > My
> > > observation is that Windows 2000 has the same flaw as all
> Windowses:
> > > in 6-9 months installing it againi becomes mandatory. And Linux
> > feels
> > > and seems to do most things moreo quickly than Windows, it is far
> > less
> > > resource hungry, But Windows is easier to end use at average, what
> > comes
> > to
> > > configuring hardware and installing software..
> > >
> > > Sorry for rambling again.
> > >
> > > Antti
> > >
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