Sing a song of Linux box a pocket without viruses...
$20 bucks sounds not so bad for a drive caddy..I've got the crazy idea to install Linux on one of the disks and make it dual boot. I don't know much about Linux, but I want the learning experience. Is that a completely nutty idea? If not, what flavor of Linux do you recommend for a newbie like me?
The processer in this thing is a 500 MHz Pentium 3, IBM Thinkpad (600 MX model, which seems to be better than the slightly new T20 I had before) with 256 megs of pC133ram
It needs a new bios battery which is currently on its way to me* I am trying to ascertain without much luck where I can find some good online resources for Linux newbs...
I want to be able to:
-surf the internet and make posts on very naughty forums
-do some wordprocessing and spreadsheet applications (Open office-check)
-listen to radio on line including MP3 archived shows (I believe WinAmp works with Linux)
-watch some movies in bed with my honey once I install a DVD player (If I recall WinAmp runs DVD too, but I gotta believe there is a linux ap out there somewhere that does......
So My guess is, most of what I want to do will work. If I really get stoked on Linus, then I'd get rid of the windows drive altogether and have two linux drives... Am I completely out of my mind?
*any Linux types please feel free jump on in! Convince me why I should (or should not) do this, what your favorite flavors are, and why*
Your Local LLN (Linux Lappy Newb)