I'd like to try Linux. I've got the 'Red Hat Fedora Linux 2 Bible' & it says to get a boot disk from 'ftp.gnu.org/gnu/parted/bootdisk' to partition the drive on my Win XP (Pro) laptop (Compaq Presario 3000). I don't find it there, and need to find something (cheap/free) to partition this NTFS drive. I'm sick of MicroS___. I hear they will soon quit supporting everything but XP, and quit supporting it within the year. I cannot tolerate someone 'pushing' me into their new (unproven, I must pay for it, & Beta test it for them) OS. (Don't mind it if it is MY choice...) There aren't even any 'Vista - approved' machines on the market now, I gotta buy a new machine with a new,unproven OS? Sorry 'bout yer luck...
If someone could help me find something to partition this drive, I'll try Linux. If I can 'make a go' of it, I'm moving to Linux - totally eliminating MS.
I am a 'tramp' electrician (Union), I travel quite a bit, but am from (currently in) the Austin area. One of my problems will be forcing my Sprint PC Slot card (cell telephone internet) to run under Linux. This is a recent technology, I wonder if Linux will support it. (I don't think the supplied software even mentions Linux.)
Tnx es 73 de KI5KV (Rick)