Chapter 3. Installation

For this book, I will be basing a great deal of the desktop on KDE version 3.2. (KDE 3.1 is very similar, too.) From the Linux installation perspective, this implies that you are planning to run a modern Linux distribution and not some disks you've had lying around for the last three years. An up-to-date release of your favorite distribution, whether it is Fedora, SUSE, Mandrake, or something else, is essential.

A modern Linux installation is easy. I will go so far as to say that it is even easier than installing Windows. For the most part, you boot from your CD-ROM drive, click Next a few times, and you are running Linux. Okay, perhaps there is a bit more to it than that, but not much. Linux will, for the most part, auto-detect ...

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