I’m currently using Microsoft’s Windows XP. How can I change it to Linux Operating System? X

? about WordPress, BlueHost, Hostgator & Linux?

I have a GoDaddy domain. I’ve been reading about hosts and hear that Bluehost & Hostgator work well with WordPress. Just now I come across a site though that explains that Hostgater run on Linux which is an operating system? like Windows. I have a computer that runs Vista. If I get Hostgator to host my site, will this Linux program somehow mess with the rest of my computer?
Please excuse my ignorance. I’m trying to learn…
And from what I understand I need to get WP from WP.org and not WP.com because I need to be able to add code. Is this the version I will get if I sign with a host???

I am teaching at a school with a Microsoft Windows based network. I am considering ordering 15 Cherrypal Africa netbooks with linux operating system and 160GB hard drive for my students to use in the classroom. I need to know if I order these computers, can they access the network drives to save files on the school network and can they connect to networked printers for the students to print their assignments? Any help in this matter would be greately appreciated. Thanks

Linux information needed.?

I love how Linux is free. I love how stable it is. I love how fast it runs. But, I gave up at Mandrake 9.0 becuase I couldn’t get my graphics card, modem, ethernet or dvd/rw to work.

What’s the best version of Linux for someone who just wants to use the operating system, the regular add-ons like the wicked PhotoShop-Like software, install QuickBooks (just about any version) and surf the internet.

Also – I need one which will accept my Lexmark X1185 printer.

Also – where can I download this wicked, near-perfect version of Linux which is free and doesn’t involve any scripting just to get the dang thing to do the simplest task?

Anti-virus for Linux-based Ubuntu?

I am now using a operating system called Ubuntu (version 8.10) and I want to install a anti-virus, but I don’t know which to install, there is 3 options: DEB package, TAR GZ package, and RPM package. I want to install the one that will be best on my computer.

im thinking of getting rid of xp an getting linux because xp takes up alot of hard disk and ram space. but ther is a problem if i get linux, i wont be able to install windows meida player and office. what applications does the VERY SMALL linux operating system come with?

WordPress Won't Let Me Install?

I have downloaded the latest version of WordPress from http://www.wordpress.org/ . And I for some reason just get a white screen, when I navigate to "wp-admin/install.php". Which is where I am supposed to go. I get nothing, no content, nothing, just a white screen, and I have been seeing all over the internet that people have been having this exact same problem. I just would like to know if anyone has a logical answer.

The server I am hosted on has the following specs…
- Apache Version 2.2.17
- PHP Version 5.2.16
- MySQL Version 5.1.56
- Architecture x86_64
- Operating System Linux

Yes, I have enough space and bandwidth, and have enough SQL Databases free.
I also tried installing WordPress by downloading, extracting, and uploading every single file via FileZilla FTP.

I hope someone can help,
Thank you very much,
Aaron Brewer :-D

What do you know about ubuntu linux?

Hi. I’m planning on opening up an internet cafe in another country and really don’t want to pay to license 20 computers with microsoft. I recently found Ubuntu Linux and saw they distribute their operating system for free. How good is it compared to windows? How long does it take to learn? Does it run normal internet applications such as like Yahoo Chat, You Tube and Limewire? What kind of programs can you get that’s similar to Microsoft Office, etc. Basically anything and everything you can tell me about it. The most info. gets the 10 points. Thanks. :-)

I am preparing to switch to UBUNTU, so I am reading up on what Ill need to know.When you install software into linux it seems more like it is really made a part of the operating system.Where as MicroSoft has Programs that sit ontop the OS. They seem to distance themselves more from outside applications.Am I on the right track of thought ?

What do you think whether AMD (Athlon, Duron, Sempron, etc) or Intel Pentium etc, which one is the best in computer ?

What do you think whether Window, Linux, Apple or other operating system which one do you like ? which one is the best one ?

In Linux which one is the best ( whether Red Hat, Mandrake, Debian, Knopix or etc) ?

I have no sound in Half Life 1 on Linux?

I have installed Half life 1 on my Mandriva Linux Operating System. I can get the game, video, and full screen to run but my online problem is not getting sound. I have tried to configure the sound settings but I cant seem to figure it out, if you have an answer or any helpful tips please answer, thank you so much!

Dear friends,

I bought a Laptop with preloaded Suse Linux Enterprise Edition 10.1 operating system. Now i want to install oracle 10g in this OS. i dont know whether i can install it or not. I got into the oracle download site, and i found oracle 10g download links for linux x86. what is this linux x86?? what is the difference between the Suse Linux Enterprise Edition 10.1 and linux x86. can i install my oracle 10g in Suse Linux Enterprise Edition 10.1?? guide me and give me some links for to download the oracle 10g…

thanks in advance

linux with microsoft?

i want to download but i dont want to delete my windows xp operating system can i download linux and wndows xp on a pc if yes where can i download the latest free version of linux

windows vs. Linux Debian Ubuntu, DSL etc etc?

simple questions. Can you use linux the same way you use windows? does it use a point and click interface? Do you have to know a lot about command line and do you have to build your operating system? or can you just pop in a live cd like windows and everything more or less is done for you? I’m sick of Windows Linux users could you give me some feedback?
Thanks
What I’m looking for is a version that has a gui like you said your grandmother is using Ubuntu. I need something that will support a virtual PBX like FreePBX or something and hopefully install it for me. Maybe CentOS? Ideas?
I’m also operating under the assumption that command line is like command prompt in windows. Correct? I have had some experience with that. It’s just that there are so many flavors. I tried a dual boot with an Ubuntu ISO and got 187 instances(basically systemic) of keylogger .com It could’ve just com from the mirror but I was on the Official Ubuntu site. Also why do you say that Debian is slower? That was my first choice considering I’m running HP AMD64

Will Linux ever overtake Microsoft in the future?

Linux is free and doesn’t get viruses

Linux is not a company like Microsoft. It literally is the people’s operating system as it is developed by volunteers around the world.

Hi,I am doing a project titled Web Monitor and Port Control Over IP as a part of final year academic project(.Net Platform).My question is,weather can i run shell script from the server program to enable/disable physical port of the client system running linux operating system?

I have recently received a notebook computer from a friend, and I would like to install a nice OS that is user friendly and higher security, now I would like to know which one between linux and Windows meets the mentioned characteristics.

My comp requires the operating system with 64 bit. It is Acer ASPIRE 5520

REDHAT & FEDORA LINUX
Any Specific Hard Disk partion format needed ? & which to install first FEDORA8 or WINDOWS when having multiple operating System ??

How do I install Linux on my laptop?

I would like to install Linux as my main operating system on my laptop. I currently have windows XP installed on my Compaq Presario 700. I am having major problems with my laptop and this seems like a perfect time to start over and learn some stuff about linux. I would like to wipe out everything on this laptop, Windows included and start fresh with linux. My main use of this laptop is "internet surfing/learning linux" as it is a little older and I have better computers for other applications.
Here are my system stats,
900mhz mobile AMD processor
256MB RAM
CD rom and floppy drive

So my question is, where do I start? How can I wipe out everthing on this computer and install Linux?

help me Suse linux Enterprise Server?

I install suse linux Ent.server to backup my file from the corrupted windows system.

But know I got problems with working with it, specially how to play my music file in this operating system which have gnome terminal
please help me right now

I want to buy an Acer emachine E725, which comes with preloaded Ubuntu Linux Operating system. My office PC has Windows XP. I want to take parts of office works to home and take back finished works to office via USB pen drive. I heard pen drives are only compatible with windows 98 and later versions. Can a word document be opened in open office and vice versa ?

Full questions is: Explain with reason why such an application like SUSE 10.1 Linux Server can support connections to 100 Windows Vista/7 Workstations.
Well yeah it is because its a networking operating system, but i need a little more information why.

What linux distro is great for my netbook?

I’m looking to replace my current operating system with a linux distribution. I would like one that has many applications for media i.e. playing music, watching movies, communication, and word processing. Any programs able to open microsoft document extensions would be great too. I’ve heard of ubuntu but would like to hear about others available.

I there a Linux OS generator online any where?

Like any thing that could possibly automatically generate an Operating System?

Other then packaging:

variant choices of desktop environment (slim or not)
preinstalled application.
distro name
logo
community
rpm or deb.

I’m not putting down Linux I think it is a great operating system, but also see that it is run by a community that has a mindset with no real focus. Reinventing the wheal over and over and over again. Nothing wrong with doing so to learn or even share. But there should be one and only one officially supported and managed operating system for the home and business sector. The rest should only be considered results from personal development, enhancing code, features, creating new proposed software for the official version . personal use and sharing. And should be noted as such. Linking back to one officially managed standard Linux and package system. Linux could be so many more years ahead of Microsoft and OSX.

Linux is it’s own worst enemy. They think they are fighting a war against Microsoft. But the troops are only marching to drum beats of distro’s egos. So many chiefs. Microsoft is just laughing. How does Microsoft manage to sale products that are known to unstable over free products. Well its the only choice. Linux just has too……… many choices (really just pkg customization, custom names, and logos). But the average person doesn’t know that. And linux user will argue differently. But it is the same. Some better packaged then others. But the same nonetheless. None linux user think "which way do i go, which way do i go, ah yes Microsoft the choice is clear." Same thing applies for Game development Shops.

You might not agree with this scary thought ( I say scary because for some linux people its like tearing off their hearts) but what doesn’t grow eventually goes out of scope in life. Remember Eventually Microsoft, OSX will master each and every technology to great perfection. The effort of Linux will become nothing more then a college project and history knowledge. Your passions lives through the code past down and perfected, from one generation to another. Your code.

I hope the Linux community gets its act together. Or there is always PC-BSD (Free-BSD + user friendly). They are short on developers but they have one and one focus. Real centralize effort with infocies on quality all the way from the code. If I may say so.
I much rather on the deb side I much rather use Debian then any of the forks. mint, unbuntu,kubuntu,ubuntu ultimate addition,etc … Xandros, Knoppix etc… I tried ubuntu and loved it, I got curios so I tried debian. I didn’t see a difference, Other then the fact that debian is much more stable and the others are prepackaged. The difference is an illusion. Its just some logos here, name there,wall paper, prepackage so software, packaged choices of desktop, etc..

From the deb side I would go with Debian. On the rpm side I would go with Centos. Debian = Centos.

imho their should be only one official standard linux. Runned by some form consortium. If only the distros could put their ego aside.
I much rather on the deb side I much rather use Debian then any of the forks. mint, unbuntu,kubuntu,ubuntu ultimate addition,etc … Xandros, Knoppix etc… I tried ubuntu and loved it, I got curios so I tried debian. I didn’t see a difference, Other then the fact that debian is much more stable and the others are prepackaged. The difference is an illusion. Its just some logos here, name there,wall paper, prepackage so software, packaged choices of desktop, etc..

From the deb side I would go with Debian. On the rpm side I would go with Centos. Debian = Centos.

imho their should be only one official standard linux. Runned by some form consortium. If only the distros could put their ego aside.