Open Source…..Here I Come
After many years of working with windows , i thought that the time has come for me to give Linux a try and experiance what Open Source is all about . As i didnt have any knowledge of Linux Distro’s (so much to choose) , i was really confused about which one to install . So after some talks with my friends , the choice came down Fedora Core 5 and Ubuntu 6.06 . Since FC 5 was available in my college LAN , i decided to go for it .
The installtion was quite simple for a newbie like me . I just created a partition as free space and the setup handled the rest . Even with most of the packages being installed , the installation was simple and took around 40 minutes which was quite ok compared to the Installation of Windows Vista beat 2 which took more than an hour . After installation i was quite amazed to see the beautiful interface of the desktop and the login window , even better than Windows .
The main problem was with the mounting of the NTFS drives and installing softwares . As FC5 doesnt have inbuilt support for NTFS , mp3 , real player etc due to patent issues , it really gave me headache . But thanks to qwerty maniac , i managed to mount my discs and even got mp3 to play and so . For the past 2 days i have been working on it , and i am learning new things every time . Lets see how far can i go ? Would love your recommendations and suggestions for softwares etc .