Hey everyone! Just here because i've been a looooong time Microsoft supporter, slowly turning over to the Linux OS. And I am 100% confused on literally everything. Ive tried to read up on the Different Distro's, and what Linux actually is... but still not clear on some parts, I hope you guys can clear things up for me.
Here is my system.
Dell XPS M1710 (Laptop; 32 Bit Processor)
Intel Core 2 Duo T7200 (@2.00 Ghz ea.)
Phoenix ROM BIOS (1.10) A07
Nvidia GeForce Go 7900 GS
From what I've read Linux runs on even the oldest systems...But just double checking on compatability. Ive read that NVIDIA has good driver support for linux, so that is good, but the thing that worries me is the Intel Processor, is there, or has there been problems with some Distros running with Intel Core 2's or Intel Processor's in general?
Second, What kind of Memory support does linux provide? My system is upgradable to 4gb of RAM, but my Current OS (Windows XP Media Center) will only recognize 2 gb (if I remember correctly) What kind of Limit does Linux have? IS there even a limit?
Third, I was thinking of Starting with the Ubuntu Hardy Heron Distro, one of my co-workers had the CD and he gave it to me because he knew I was looking for a New OS.
Fourth, anything else I should know about Linux?
Thanks alot! and please dont kill the newbie!
P.S. When I said I was 100% New.. I meant it lol please bear with me if anything I said was wrong, or sounded confusing.
Thanks so much for your help& Info!