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by NotSteve
Sun Jul 08, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Installing Linux
Replies: 8
Views: 2518

Re: Installing Linux

I don't know if i have a window manager, or a desktop environment installed. (I'm not sure what those are even. XD) Sorry I didn't think to mention this before. > I've been to the BIOS setup menu and rearranged the order so that the USB drive is the first place it loads an OS from, but it still brou...
by NotSteve
Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:19 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Installing Linux
Replies: 8
Views: 2518

Re: Installing Linux

Okay, so I looked for a youtube tutorial, and found this http://linuxliveusb.com/ I downloaded "Debian Live 6.0.4 Standard" on my flash drive and when I try to start it up in the virtual box, it brings me to the page in the picture. I'm not sure how to get past this screen. Any help would ...
by NotSteve
Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:08 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Installing Linux
Replies: 8
Views: 2518

Installing Linux

I'm interested in getting familiar with Linux before my raspberry pi comes in the mail. Would it likely work on my laptop? It's a Lenovo 3000 N100. What would be a good place to start?
by NotSteve
Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Is the Raspberry Pi good for someone with no experience?
Replies: 7
Views: 2305

Re: Is the Raspberry Pi good for someone with no experience?

I'm planning on purchasing one both to use for regular everyday things As long as you keep your expectations of performance realistic for a very low CPU powered machine with very very little memory everything is fine. It is possible to run a desktop environment and browse the web or write documents...
by NotSteve
Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:53 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Is the Raspberry Pi good for someone with no experience?
Replies: 7
Views: 2305

Is the Raspberry Pi good for someone with no experience?

I have never used Linux before, and I'm a little wondering if the Raspberry Pi is the best place to start. I'm planning on purchasing one both to use for regular everyday things, and to learn how to program. Any opinions would be appreciated! :)

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