red hat is nice, but if you are a complete linux newbie, you might want to try out knoppix, its a linux distribution that boots from CD, no commitment, no installation http://www.knoppix.net/ RedHat 8's default GUI is very pretty, but it has a pretty big memory footprint, so on an old computer it might run too slow for comfort On 7 Mar 2003, at 13:48, Liam Delahunty wrote: > Andrew wrote regarding Red Hat > > Good luck, Red Hat is pretty easy but I would recommend that before you > start you make sure you know _everything_ you can about the PC beforehand. > > eg; all video details such as video card chipset, similarly with sound card, > monitor, ram, cpu, Cd-Rom, modem, DVD, blah blah... > > Also subscribe to your local LUG http://www.lug.org.uk/ > > Kind regards, Liam Delahunty, Mega Products Limited > http://www.megaproducts.co.uk/ web design, programming, e-commerce > http://www.onlinesales.co.uk/ Open Source PHP/MySQL E-commerce App. > http://www.britstream.com/ Hosting/ Domain Names From UKP 7.50 p.a. > > -- > * * Please support the community that supports you. * * > http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ > > For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester > and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org > Workers of the Web, evolt ! ______________________________________ Jeb Richter Technology Department University of Alabama School of Law 205-348-5022 - office 205-310-6011 - cell send tech support email to: help at law.ua.edu ______________________________________ --This email is intended only for the person to whom it is addressed. Any review or other use of this information by persons or entities other than the intended recipient or any retransmission without the consent of the sender is prohibited. The views or opinions expressed by the sender of this email are not necessarily those of the institution.