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just had a friend ask me about Linux. His old Compaq was trashed by downloading
a copy of IE5 this weekend. He is planning on replacing the machine, but wants to try
Linux. From all I have seen thus far, Corel and Caldera 2.3 offer the smoothest
installs for a dual-boot environment.

Any recommendations for a Linux newbie?

I use Red Hat 6.2 but I heard that Corel's is the simplest to install for newbies, is he gonna install in his old Compaq? If so, why have a dual boot at all? I have 2 computers, one runs Windows95 (mainly so I can use Quicken) and the other runs Linux, I used to have a dual boot, but always run into one problem or other.

This way its better, since I use Linux for the internet and the security it offers is much greater.
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