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i am a newb to linux and only a basic to intermeadiate handler of windows. so i need some major help on what distro (& possible software) suits me best
1. easily bootable and installable on iBook g4 (and compatible with the wireless modem on-board)
2. easy to use and attractive internet browser
3. basic dvd media player
4. basic wordproccessor compatible with microsoft works documents
5. windows emulator (only really for my cellphone software and ideally option 6)
6. (not exactly distro related) a hardware/software option that can recieve s-video display it on-screen and output it back out as s-video (real bare-bones would be best i don't need it for editing or burning or anything like that) it can run off the linux distro or (and i would prefer this) the windows emulator within the distro
that's all i dont really need any other software and may prefer against it as my music library (which would be transfered to the cell-phone software) demands some hard drive space this is just so i can explore linux at my own pace while meeting my computer needs now. i have had some time to navigate suse linux 9.0 and enjoyed the experience
Wade through XavierP's Brand New UltraMegaSuper "Which Distro" Thread (which was closed prematurely IMHO). This is the Energizer Bunny question of the GNU/Linux world. It is asked and answered over and over and over ...