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post Oct 4 2008, 09:49 PM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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hello everyone, i just signed up here and i think i'll be visiting quite often as i'm a linux newb entirely from the ground up...

now this is my problem, i downloaded the new slackware 12.1 and have installed it with the KDE...i've booted up and i'm at the desktop enviroment (KDE) without hassle, except i'm not connected to the internet with linux but previously was running xp pro and had no problems with the connection...

i'm sure there are a few reasons this is happening, but when i try to go into the Network Connections inside KDE, it tells me my platform isn't supported when i go to add a connection....

i'm not wireless on the machine with linux, in fact it's connected via PPoE, running through a breaks down like this...

Modem -> Router
Linux Machine

Then i have the machine i am on right now which is running xp pro, however its connected to the router via wireless...this pc is not the issue as i am clearly getting online with's the new linux machine that i cannot get online with at all...
PLEASE SOMEONE TELL ME U CAN HELLLLPPPPP......i'm using this for school and i NEED to be online with the linux machine at home to continue with my classes...please! someone help!!!
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post Oct 5 2008, 05:13 PM
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Its GNU/

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Unfortunately this site is not very active.
Yes you dual boot your PCs and transfer files. If you install windows after linux it will overwrite your bootloader. It can be fixed with the installed CD.
However, slackware is a very good distribution but it maybe difficult for the beginner. Ubuntu may be a better choice.

Yes linux and windows can be networked together. It is true that are not compatible in many ways. Windows applications can not natively run on linux PCs and vice versa.
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