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Old 07-07-2007, 12:24 PM   #1
nfsutim
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Linux for me


Hi guys im back damn its been to long.

I miss the good ol' linux and its stability.
i thought id post the newbie section as ill proberly have to learn from the beginning again.

i am sick of the bugged out faulty microsoft o/s whenever i run linux i only have some driver issues which i usually fix quickly and that alot of my software won't run but i find alternatives

So this is what it boil downs too i guess what distro would be best as a complete replacement to windows.

Debian?
slackware?

ive used all of the following and i liked Suse, ubuntu & fedora.

Suse (mainly 9.1)
Ubuntu (many many many flavours)
Knoppix live
redhat 9
fedora 3-5
Auditor
Linspire
Xandros 3-4
phlak
DSL

other o/s.
Dos, Windows 3.1. win 95, win nt, win98, win 98se, win me, win 2000, win xp, win server 03, vista.
macintosh (from the apple II up to the tiger version (10.x something)

i just can't seem to find one that suits me.

I want something thats good for the following:

Networking, Gaming, Work related (open office), printing, general internet use.

It can't be command driven only guys.

It needs a GUI.

if it can be easy to use, low on resources and fun to play with lots of nice apps then let me know about it.

I have most experience with ubuntu.
and i prefer gnome over kde although i like some of kde's features.

my pc needs to act like the following:

be the central point for information so like a file server, media distributor (people can play movies off of it), have a firewall installed like shorewall, anti-virus (to protect it), play games (wine i guess).

Im running the following hardware but will be upgrading later down the track when i get a job (sigh i wish someone would employ me for my skills in MS).

cpu: amd athlon 64 3200 @ 2.2 (was running at 2.26 but only linux liked that)
hdd: 250gb seagate
ram: 1gb (2x512 possibly faulty in last parts of the sticks)
nvidia geforce 7600gt
dbd burner
lcd sceen
canon mp460 printer (this must work above all else)

i can network via samba.
i can install graphics drivers.
I can setup ntfs.
i've configured the menu1st file before.
i've setup file & folder permissions
controlled access for users

so yep application, driver, games, network compatibility is crucial.

need to ask me anything just say so.

(it is not too hard i would like to make my own linux o/s) (i dont know programming but am willing to learn if i had a teacher). also ive seen some sites about doing this but i just need clarification on the difficulty level of it.

thanks guys hope you can help me out.

Last edited by nfsutim; 07-07-2007 at 10:48 PM.
 
Old 07-07-2007, 01:21 PM   #2
acid_kewpie
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it sounds like you generally need a fair bit of assistance, so the usual suspects are ubuntu, xandros etc... if you don't have luck with them, debian and slackware aren't going to help you. maybe if you looked at the specifics of what you think is wrong with what you've tried. i'm afraid to say that if you write all of those off already, the only common theme i can see is you...

Last edited by acid_kewpie; 07-07-2007 at 01:39 PM.
 
Old 07-07-2007, 06:45 PM   #3
AceofSpades19
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you don't anti virus
You could try SimplyMepis
 
Old 07-08-2007, 11:29 PM   #4
Pumalite
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nfsutim
Hi guys im back damn its been to long.

I miss the good ol' linux and its stability.
i thought id post the newbie section as ill proberly have to learn from the beginning again.

i am sick of the bugged out faulty microsoft o/s whenever i run linux i only have some driver issues which i usually fix quickly and that alot of my software won't run but i find alternatives

So this is what it boil downs too i guess what distro would be best as a complete replacement to windows.

Debian?
slackware?

ive used all of the following and i liked Suse, ubuntu & fedora.

Suse (mainly 9.1)
Ubuntu (many many many flavours)
Knoppix live
redhat 9
fedora 3-5
Auditor
Linspire
Xandros 3-4
phlak
DSL

other o/s.
Dos, Windows 3.1. win 95, win nt, win98, win 98se, win me, win 2000, win xp, win server 03, vista.
macintosh (from the apple II up to the tiger version (10.x something)

i just can't seem to find one that suits me.

I want something thats good for the following:

Networking, Gaming, Work related (open office), printing, general internet use.

It can't be command driven only guys.

It needs a GUI.

if it can be easy to use, low on resources and fun to play with lots of nice apps then let me know about it.

I have most experience with ubuntu.
and i prefer gnome over kde although i like some of kde's features.

my pc needs to act like the following:

be the central point for information so like a file server, media distributor (people can play movies off of it), have a firewall installed like shorewall, anti-virus (to protect it), play games (wine i guess).

Im running the following hardware but will be upgrading later down the track when i get a job (sigh i wish someone would employ me for my skills in MS).

cpu: amd athlon 64 3200 @ 2.2 (was running at 2.26 but only linux liked that)
hdd: 250gb seagate
ram: 1gb (2x512 possibly faulty in last parts of the sticks)
nvidia geforce 7600gt
dbd burner
lcd sceen
canon mp460 printer (this must work above all else)

i can network via samba.
i can install graphics drivers.
I can setup ntfs.
i've configured the menu1st file before.
i've setup file & folder permissions
controlled access for users

so yep application, driver, games, network compatibility is crucial.

need to ask me anything just say so.

(it is not too hard i would like to make my own linux o/s) (i dont know programming but am willing to learn if i had a teacher). also ive seen some sites about doing this but i just need clarification on the difficulty level of it.

thanks guys hope you can help me out.
I agree with the Moderator, the theme is you. You need to make up your mind.
 
Old 07-09-2007, 10:16 AM   #5
Hern_28
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Registered: Mar 2007
Location: North Carolina
Distribution: Slackware 12.0, Gentoo, LFS, Debian, Kubuntu.
Posts: 906

Rep: Reputation: 38
Would make a list of what I want.

You already know you want gnome. Do you need a package manager or do you mind managing dependencies on your own? Which ones have or allow installation of dos or winblows emulator apps ( most do)? OpenOffice slackware comes with k office but it took about 45 secs to remove it and install OpenOffice so if the software doesn't have it, you can download and install it.

Sounds like you need to go down the list of top linux choices and find the one that most closely matches what you want.

If you ask me for a recommendation I would say slackware, why, because its good for me lol . But download a few live cd's and try them out. You don't even have to install them until you have decided that you like this or that one.

I would seriously recommend getting the distro that is most like what you are looking for. It would require the least amount of modification to make it that perfect distro for you .
 
  


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