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Old 09-28-2008, 01:48 AM   #1
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Question Getting serious with Linux and need Help


Alright, I've been playing around with Linux on and off for awhile now and have decided to really get into it. What I'm looking for is a fairly easy to start with distro that will install on a desktop hard drive. With partitioning and dual boot features as well.

My System:
AMD Athlon X2 4000+
ATI XT All-In-Wonder
MSI K9MM-V AM2 VIA K8M800 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

I've been really looking at Ubunto and any suggestions will be really appreciated.
 
Old 09-28-2008, 01:56 AM   #2
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Hi there,

I would encourage you getting serious with Linux. But be careful - it might become the focal point of your life - like mine

I do not know the reason why you want to install Linux on the hard drive when you can use a live cd instead.

Anyway if you wanna start with something simple I may recomend Mandivra - very simple - one place to configure it all. Debian is 'the' best - however you need to wait until you are familliar with the command line.

Another good one is Suse - go for it if you want good graphics. The 3-D graphics that Suse provides (not to mention KDE4) is worth looking at
 
Old 09-28-2008, 02:00 AM   #3
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Ubuntu is not bad for getting your feet wet. After a while, you'll probably want to move on to a more specialized distro that suits your interests better. Or not. That's the beauty of Linux; it can be whatever you want.
 
Old 09-28-2008, 03:29 AM   #4
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I'd vote for "Kubuntu" instead; I like KDE more than GNOME. A gnome belongs in the garden, not on the dekstop.
 
  


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