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I've got a relatively new laptop: Dell Inspiron 6400, Intel Core Duo 1.66GHz, 1.5GB RAM, decent graphics, creative sound, and integrated wireless. I've also got an older compaq that I'm mucking about with to turn into a server. I'd like to convert them both. I just don't know enough to know which distro(s) to use.
Last edited by rainrunner87; 10-31-2006 at 08:30 AM.
Reason: Retagging, minor grammar
Ubuntu & Ubuntu Server
Straight Debian on both (4.0 should be coming out soon I think)
Gentoo on both
Gentoo has great documentation, but can sometimes be a pain for the less experienced linux user. Debian is one of the most stable distros out there. Ubuntu is based on debian but has a faster release cycle for keeping closer to the bleeding edge of technology.
Last edited by musicman_ace; 10-31-2006 at 08:52 AM.
How's the wireless support on those? Also, are any of them particularly good for Tor and Skype? (Yes, I know there are better things than Skype, but Skype gives me an actual phone number, which I need for work)