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Old 05-23-2011, 04:13 AM   #1
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I'm NewBie...


Ya Hi, I'm Skyrocket...I'm very interested in Linux, but somehow i do not know which Linux distribution is suitable for my laptop, currently i'm using Windows 7. I found this forum through Google.com. I hope anyone in this forum could help me recommend which distribution of Linux suitable for me..Thamk You.

p/s: Don't know which one to choose actually, RedHat? Ubuntu? Suse? etc..??
 
Old 05-23-2011, 04:32 AM   #2
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...and the Make and Model of your laptop is...?

...Suitable for what...?
 
Old 05-23-2011, 04:33 AM   #3
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http://dl.dropbox.com/u/914191/stora...0-%20Color.svg

I found this while in searching for the right distro for my acer aspire 4750g laptop. Linux Mint, Mandriva, Ubuntu, openSuse seems suitable enough for laptop(i guess). Haven't try any of them yet.
 
Old 05-23-2011, 04:35 AM   #4
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...and the Make and Model of your laptop is...?

...Suitable for what...?
Acer Aspire 4750G
Suitable for NewBie..hehehe
 
Old 05-23-2011, 04:53 AM   #5
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Fedora is good for beginners
 
Old 05-23-2011, 04:58 AM   #6
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Fedora is good for beginners
What about Ubuntu?
 
Old 05-23-2011, 04:59 AM   #7
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also i think, there are many people who use Ubuntu, so it has a good support
 
Old 05-23-2011, 05:01 AM   #8
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Currently none of the Linux distributions is really suited to run without any problems on your machine. NVidia currently doesn't support Optimus on Linux, there will be unofficial support in the next kernel version.

If you want to try it, some newbie friendly distributions are Mint, Mepis, Zorin OS and PCLinuxOS.
 
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Currently none of the Linux distributions is really suited to run without any problems on your machine. NVidia currently doesn't support Optimus on Linux, there will be unofficial support in the next kernel version.

If you want to try it, some newbie friendly distributions are Mint, Mepis, Zorin OS and PCLinuxOS.
I'm planning to use Windows 7 and Linux for my laptop. Aren't PCLinuxOS will erase my windows 7? i need W7 because my work required W7. but at the same time I want to learn Linux OS.
 
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You can install every Linux alongside Windows. It would be much easier for you to use a virtual machine, like Virtualbox, in Windows and install Linux to that. That way you can try different distributions without fiddling with your partitions or endanger your Windows installation, and you will also not have that Optimus problem.
 
Old 05-23-2011, 05:37 AM   #11
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On a different part of LQ, people told me that Fedora/Ubuntu/... would be the best place to start (even for double booting)
i have a laptop with W7 and i want also a linux OS for learning linux (but didn't had the time for implementing that) and they suggested Fedora/Ubuntu
 
Old 05-23-2011, 05:38 AM   #12
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You can install every Linux alongside Windows. It would be much easier for you to use a virtual machine, like Virtualbox, in Windows and install Linux to that. That way you can try different distributions without fiddling with your partitions or endanger your Windows installation, and you will also not have that Optimus problem.
True, at school we used VirtualBox or VMWare Player, both worked really fine on W7/Vista ;-)
We had like 8GB ram memory, but at some times we had like 3 VirtualBoxs (2Gb each) running next to eachother, and those PC's were still working perfect ^^
 
Old 05-23-2011, 07:43 AM   #13
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Thanks TobiSGD, Virtualbox, heard that name for the first time , i will try using VirtualBox.
Fedora or Ubuntu, I might go for Ubuntu first and then Fedora, Thank you Brownie_Cookie..

I appreciate very much for information given.

p/s: I start crawling into Linux world...he3

---------- Post added 05-23-11 at 07:44 PM ----------

Thanks TobiSGD, Virtualbox, heard that name for the first time , i will try using VirtualBox.
Fedora or Ubuntu, I might go for Ubuntu first and then Fedora, Thank you Brownie_Cookie..

I appreciate very much for information given.

p/s: I start crawling into Linux world...he3
 
Old 05-23-2011, 09:39 AM   #14
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i will try using VirtualBox.
I also strongly recommand VirtualBox. You can use it to play around with Linux risk-free until you decide you really like it and want to install it.

Also, if you want to learn a bit about how Linux works inside and how to use the comamnd line, here's a nice tutorial: http://linuxcommand.org/
 
Old 05-23-2011, 09:42 AM   #15
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VirtualBox and VMWare Player do have the same objectives, no?
both virtualization software
i rather use VB to instead of VMWare, but i don't see why the one is better than the other
 
  


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