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Old 02-19-2007, 02:55 AM   #1
gibney
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choosing which linux


I have an old pc with 2 small hardrives,one has windows 98
the other has xp.
my wife prefers 98 so I want to use linux instead of xp.
advice please on which linux is easy to connect to the net
(wanadoo france sagem router)also connecting to skype.
I have a copy of shinux which is superb but only available
in french,so advice on a suitable linux would be appreciated.

gibney
 
Old 02-19-2007, 03:10 AM   #2
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Could you give us some system specs Please,

if it is a fairly new machine (5 Years or so) I reccomend:

Kubuntu
http://www.kubuntu.org/


Mandriva
http://www.mandriva.com/community/mandrivaone


PCLinuxOS .92
http://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/metalab/dist...glish/preview/
ftp://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/metalab/distr...glish/preview/

This is the distro I use and recommend, Why because it works right out of the box. No need to configure Everything, everything just works. It also comes as a 1 CD install that is a live CD that you can install later if you wish.

Mephis
http://www.mepis.org/

if it is a fairly old machine with limited recouces:

Vector Linux 4.3
http://www.vectorlinux.com/

DSL
http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/

Puppy Linux
http://www.puppylinux.org/user/viewpage.php?page_id=3

Slackware
http://www.slackware.com/

SLAX Live CD
http://www.slax.org/

BeaFanatIX
http://bea.cabarel.com/

Elive:
http://www.elivecd.org/

Deli
http://delili.lens.hl-users.com/

Luit Linux
http://luitlinux.sarovar.org/

if it runs 98' ok you should be fine with any distro

if your still unsure of the distro and need help deciding try these Distro choosers:
http://eedok.voidofmind.com/linux/chooser.html
http://www.zegeniestudios.net/ldc/

Jake
 
Old 02-19-2007, 06:52 AM   #3
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If you are new to linux i found mandriva and suse the easiest two to use in the beginning.
 
Old 02-19-2007, 10:54 AM   #4
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ubuntu, mephis and mandriva are probably your best bet. if you go with ubuntu-i suggest you dont get the ultimate edition, it has a lot of software already installed on it and will take more room up then the regular 6.10. remember-most distros are free, so try a few out-the only thing you have to pay for are the CDs. Ubuntu's configuration to the net is very simple-i installed it and got on instantly. another advantage to the above 3 distros is the fact that they are some of the most popular distributions-which means you can get more help regarding them than a small, unknown distro. also, you did not mention whether or not you know how to burn iso images, usually i refer people to https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto this is a how to and program download designed for burning iso's. it will work on other distros, not just Ubuntu.
 
Old 02-19-2007, 12:07 PM   #5
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The easiest is probobly PClinuxOS, the best distros are Slackware, Debian testing and Gentoo. Some leraning is required for all of them.
 
  


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