id like to test linux mint because it seems to be easy, simple and smart. but before i test it, id like to have some newb questions answered if possible. i would really appreciate that.
1. partition. in windows (yes i know, linux is not windows!) i have zero problems with manually install and partitioning. im not even sure, how much ive got left, but i think its about 15 gb which id like to use for linux mint.
my c: is windows (25 gb, ntfs), d: games (25 gb, ntfs), e: files (65 gb, ntfs), f: empty no filesystem
should i use ext4 or ext3? should i use standard installation or manually? / + /home + /swap or? how much in swap if so?
2. i read about a tool where you can install a linux .iso (not sure if all or just some) from windows instead of burning the cd and install via cd. is there something like that existing for linux mint 8 (when its out)?
3. biggest problem so far (long time ago with ubuntu) getting the nvidia driver to work. i found a auto install script (or something like that) which worked perfectly, but with the resolution and dualscreen (dualview) i couldnt get it done like in windows.
what id like to have, and hopefully easy for a newbie like me:
monitor A: 1680 x 1050 (mainmonitor, where i do basicly everything)
monitor B: 1360 x 768 (it's a lcd tv, where usually nothing is on, well other than the wallpaper. but sometimes i play games or watch videos. so i pull the video over via drag and drop from the left (A) to the right (B).
will i be able to use this with linux mint like i use it in windows easily? install + configuration! (i got a nvidia 7900 gs gpu)
4. can i use linux mint in german (the os) but firefox in english?
5. i love my software firewall at windows xp (i use it at classic mode btw, i dont like fancy 3d stuff in os or "nice colors" etc.). it basicly showes me which programs wants to "dial" on the internet etc.
is there a firewall similiar to sygate personal firewall available? (for example: after installing firefox, it says firefox wants to connect to the internet to ip xxx.xxx.xxx.xx, then i can say yes / no (remember or not))
6. i used to windows xp fonts. will i be able to get the windows xp classic look (fontwise!) working at linux mint? linux mint, on screenshots, looks very nice and simple, thats the way i really like it.
7. i read about a security hole (i think its this one: http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36901
) is that one fixed with linux mint 8?
i hope those weren't to many questions.