i'm new to linux - which linux to install?

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    The partition seen by all operating systems would be the windows partition.
    I would make a second windows partition to use as a "transfer" partition, and make it fat32. [ ntfs support in linux isn't 100% yet
    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Henager
    If the average user can put a CD in and boot the system and follow the prompts, he can install and use Linux. If he can't do that simple task, he doesn't need to be around technology.

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    1) When i dual-boot win xp and madriva 2006, i saw that none of win xp or mandriva could detect my usb - 'pen-drive'! why is this?

    2) I also tried to install the ubuntu distro. Well its bootloaders could NEVER get installed! I don't know what the problem was, i tried everything, but each time it's bootloaders fail to install - with both LILO and GRUB.


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    Sometimes you need to boot up with the USB pendrive in the computer.
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    From the first page on kdevelop, it's a great tool, and despite VS obvious problems I'd say it's still ahead of kdevelop. I find kdevelop eating too many resources, especially when I have code completion on, the large number of files it creates with new projects are the autotools standards, the fact that kdevelop sets all that crap up for you is really helpful.

    As for distributions, I prefer slackware. Since this is your first time with linux I'd recommend kubuntu because of it's emphasis on ease of use and kde's familiar interface.

    If your interested in other operating systems as well, after some practice with *nix I urge you to try out bsd, it's unix so you'll still feel at home, I prefer it over linux (word on the street has it the 2.6 kernel will rival the bsd kernel, but linux's license still sucks). Although I haven't used pc-bsd it seems great, I'm planning on installing it soon so I can contribute PBIs.

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    ok..thanks!

    I'm having a prob and i have not find any solutions yet despite asking for help on the different linux distro forums.
    I thought of posting it also, may be someone can hopefully help me out.

    So, here is my problem:

    ==> My USB ADSL Sagem 800 is detected by linux, but no connection is eever made!

    I have tried with mandiva, kanotix, ubuntu... But no success!
    All of these distro, detects my USB and ask for login name and password as you would expect, but when i click on "connect", nothing really happens!

    I'm becoming mad with this, i don't know where the prob is..

    Please can anyone help.

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    i'm using command line to compile my codes with gcc/g++
    but when i compile it creates .exe output..so how to run that? i mean how can i view my output since the .exe is cannot be open in linux?
    can anyone help please?
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    what is the command you are using to compile?

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    Usually, it's

    gcc prog.c
    ./a.out

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    thanks i finally got it:
    Code:
    g++  filename.cpp -o outputName
    ./outputName
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