i have no knowledge of linux.
i am considering installing linux when i get a new PC.
what should i be aware of about linux e.g. incompatability etc?
does linux support USB?
which linux would be most right for me? the home user, i develop serverside pages, i`m a web designer and mp3 listener
what are the major differences other than speed and buglessness of linux compared to windows?
can i have windows and linux on the same PC?
is the version of linux that would suit me available for free?
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this is Cygwin. it emulates linux on your windows machine. essentially, it installs a whole bunch of batch files and dos programs, which mimic the function of many unix commands, etc, so that you can run some unix/linux stuff on a windows machine, through the command prompt. i don't use it, because i don't know what i'm doing, and i'm not keen on messing my computer up at the moment, but if you were trying to familiarize yourself with linux, then this might be the way to go.
to also familiarise yourself with linux, you can try www.virtual-linux.org i found this yesterday and have managed to get it to work correctly yet with my p00 computer but everybody ive spoken to says it works. what it is, is linux on a CD. yes thats right, you download the .iso file burn it onto a CD pop the CD into your drive and reboot and voila linux on a CD. no need for hard drive unless you want to keep you configuration . SuSE also do this for the distro on thier download page. hopefully ill be able to learn something abou linux for once
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