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I hope to any one of masters give recomndations wich linux to try!
@2 years i be windows user(sorry!),but now will(hmm alitle before)try Linux OS,but not have idea wich one to try.
Before i at my head try newest Ubuntu,and Suse-write live cd and try launch...,but they not will install at my not new PC(not booting)
Linux i wish try not most lightweight version,but will see how diferent is from curent windows xp.
So please can someone recomend Linux OS version to try it,try must be stabile,with draivers to my PC ,and good for gamming too(have boy wich is gamer)
There my system spec(dxdiag)System part info
Time of this report: 6/8/2011, 21:45:56
Machine name: ----------
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp.080413-2111)
Language: English (Regional Setting: Latvian)
System Manufacturer: NVIDIA
System Model: AWRDACPI
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP, MMX, 3DNow, ~1.3GHz
Memory: 1024MB RAM
Page File: 453MB used, 2008MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode
DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: The file ati2dvag.dll is not digitally signed, which means that it has not been tested by Microsoft's Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL). You may be able to get a WHQL logo'd driver from the hardware manufacturer.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Music Tab: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.
Network Tab: No problems found.
DirectPlay Service Providers
DirectPlay8 Modem Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnet.dll (5.03.2600.5512)
DirectPlay8 Serial Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnet.dll (5.03.2600.5512)
DirectPlay8 IPX Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnet.dll (5.03.2600.5512)
DirectPlay8 TCP/IP Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnet.dll (5.03.2600.5512)
Internet TCP/IP Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpwsockx.dll (5.03.2600.5512)
IPX Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpwsockx.dll (5.03.2600.5512)
Modem Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpmodemx.dll (5.03.2600.5512)
Serial Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpmodemx.dll (5.03.2600.5512)
DirectPlay Voice Wizard Tests: Full Duplex: Not run, Half Duplex: Not run, Mic: Not run
DirectPlay Test Result: Not run
DirectPlay8 Serial Service Provider: COM1
DirectPlay8 Serial Service Provider: COM2
DirectPlay8 TCP/IP Service Provider: Local Area Connection - IPv4 -
You might also want to look at ZorinOS 4. It is meant to make the transition to linux from windows a little easier then most distros. Their website is HERE.
-It has a 'Look Changer' option so you can make it look like Windows XP or Windows7
-built on Ubuntu
-Comes ready to play DVDs, and in my experiance plays *most* of the games I have.
-Has Nvidia and Other Windows Driver installation with it
-The interface is mostly point and click and you don't really need to use the Terminal if you are not comfortable with it.
-LiveCD runs alot slower then other I have tried
-if set to look like anything other then XP, the "start" button is just a big Z (i don't like how it looks)
-it does not come with some form of Dock (you can get one, But one is not standard)
T3RM1NVT0R's idea may be supported for longer (Zorinos 4 is only supported till April 2012-Don't know if they are working on a newer one but I hope so.)
I am currently using this, and it is pretty darn easy. Hope that helps, Good luck.