Re: Dual boot
- View SourceWhat specific problems you have explain. I can help you!!! and in
addition to this I would not advice to use XP on this PIII 600MHZ.
Red Hat 9.0 is better!!
--- In email@example.com, "john" <jkostura@s...> wrote:
> I am a home user wishing to give Linux a second chance. I want dual
> boot capability - Linux for most common uses such as email, web
> browser and the "open office" applications. I still need an MS os for
> more demanding applications such as Maple, AutoCad, Photoshop and
> similar heavy hitting image processing and advanced math
> applications. I can't afford to upgrade these applications to run
> under Linux. I'm running a P III 600 mhz, Win 98SE, 6.75 gig hd and
> 192 mb Ram. Also using a cable modem connection for general internet
> use. I have no need for options such a networking - I'm strickly a
> stand alone computer user.
> My first venture with Red Hat 9 about 8 months ago was a disaster. I
> was able to get dual boot working but hit a brick wall after that -
> (couldn't even get IE bookmarks over to Mozilla). My initial $39
> investment in a boxed RH distro quickly climbed to more than I'd like
> to admit. Endless hours spent on various Linux forums served only
> to add to my frustrations.
> Has any degree of user friendliness (for the non-profesional) emerged
> within the Linux distros during the past 8 months?
> I have received several recommendations to go with the SUSE / Win XP
> combination to best serve my needs. Now for the real confusion: SUSE
> personal or professional version? XP professional or Home edition? I
> want a boxed version of each with all CDs and well written
> I would greatly appreciate any helpful comments or suggestions from
> the group.