> I'm really new to Linux and X....in fact, I don't have either installed.
> That's the point of the question. Is it possible to setup my computer to
> run both Win95 and Linux? And without spending any money? I'm sorry if
> this isn't the right place to ask the question...I'm just a stupid
> newbie with a stupid little question.
Been there, done that : - ) . I've spent the past 2 months "fiddling"
with Linux, and the more I use it the better I like it! As a matter of
fact, I'm putting together a new machine at work and I went to the effort
of making sure that *every* piece was Linux compatible.
I'm sending this from a laptop running Win95 and Linux. I use BootManager
(IBM program that is bundled with Partition Magic) to choose my OS at boot
I would check the "HOWTOs" (I think you can access them from www.linux.org)
for specifics. There is an amazing wealth of info out there. You've
already found the best (newsgroups).
I agree with the earlier posting about buying a book with a distribution.
Cheapbytes (www.cheapbytes.com) has some *great* bundles. I bought Redhat
5.0 plus a copy of "Running Linux" by O'Reilly for a total of $28.00 with
shipping. The book is *great* and the Redhat site has the actual redhat
installation guide online.
Good luck and enjoy!