[quote=“jules”]About linux: I actually bought myself a machine to run linux on a couple of weeks ago. Then I spent several days trying to install fedora, mandrake 9, mandrake 10, gentoo, debian (woody), debian (sarge), knoppix, freebsd, windows 98, and finally XP. All of them failed in different ways, but none got further than formatting the hard disk.
So that was a waste of time + money.
But I’ve got a plan B: I’ve ordered a new hard-disk for my laptop, and I’ll install it on that. When I finally get something that runs linux, it shouldn’t be too hard to get it all working - I’ve got a basic set of code that works with cygwin - it just needs tidying up + testing.[/quote]
I just installed RedHat at work today and it wasn’t too hard, anyway I found out about this http://www.knoppix.net/ its a Debian based and can boot from a CD! I will try it, maybe take a look…