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Old 02-12-2015, 09:37 PM   #1
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Smile need to find out best 64bt os


Have a hp xw82000, looking to get linux for it.looking for best fit for it
 
Old 02-12-2015, 10:18 PM   #2
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The documentation I have found says that it has an Intel Xeon processor, support for up to 16GB of DDR2 ram, and some pretty respectable graphics for day-to-day tasks (although too old for most modern games). It should be able to run most modern distros rather fluidly, depending on your configuration. I suggest a Debian or Ubuntu if you a beginner, but if you are experienced with Linux or you think you have what it takes, I suggest Gentoo Linux for this particular machine.

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Old 02-13-2015, 12:23 AM   #3
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Fedora is also good.
 
Old 02-13-2015, 01:45 AM   #4
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I personally prefer Manjaro, but most distros are of excellent quality.
 
Old 02-13-2015, 04:45 AM   #5
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Have a hp xw82000, looking to get linux for it.looking for best fit for it
There is no right answer you need to choose the one you like. Al you are going to get with this questions is everybody personal distro of choice.
 
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Go to the top choices at distrowatch and try a few or more.

Consider also BSD distro's.
 
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Old 02-21-2015, 09:11 AM   #7
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Thanks for the replies. Still looking for one i like, have a few choices.
 
Old 02-21-2015, 10:11 AM   #8
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It should fit your needs first then look for something that fits this hardware.

Slackware is a nice choice.

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Old 02-21-2015, 10:24 AM   #9
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You BEST bet:

http://www.linuxmint.com/

 
Old 02-21-2015, 10:31 AM   #10
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Still looking for one i like
well...then u will stay lookin4 a year or more...

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Old 02-21-2015, 11:32 AM   #11
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You could search a long time before finding the ideal: remember the old saying "the best is the enemy of the good". Basically, you want something that is beginner-friendly and not too changeable, that has a live disk so that you can see it before installing, and which has a user interface you feel comfortable with.

On the subject of the different GUIs available, look here
https://renewablepcs.wordpress.com/a...gnome-or-xfce/
Currently the best and friendliest distros for each, in my experience and opinion, are
Unity: Ubuntu
Gnome: Ubuntu Gnome
Cinnamon: Linux Mint
Mate: Linux Mint
KDE: PCLinuxOS
Xfce: Salix

If you put the /home directory on a separate partition, it's easy to change distros later if you want to: the / partition can just be overwritten, leaving your data intact.
http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/gparted.html
 
Old 02-21-2015, 04:05 PM   #12
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One that supports your hardware is the one to start with.
Desktops/Window Managers & other software can be changed to suit your needs.
The main difference between distros is their package management systems.
 
Old 02-21-2015, 05:04 PM   #13
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Hi...

Because of the age of the system and the amount of factory installed memory (1 GB), you might want to go with a lightweight distribution like Puppy Linux (Precise or Tahr would give a layer of Ubuntu compatibility,) unless you upgrade it to around 3 or 4 GB's. Then you could probably go with Lubuntu or another somewhat heavier distribution.

Regards...

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Old 02-22-2015, 11:33 AM   #14
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Because of the age of the system and the amount of factory installed memory (1 GB), you might want to go with a lightweight distribution like Puppy Linux ... unless you upgrade it to around 3 or 4 GB's. Then you could probably go with Lubuntu or another somewhat heavier distribution.
Have you looked at how much RAM you're actually using? The last time I tried Lubuntu, it idled at 120MG! No distro needs 3 or 4 GB.
 
Old 02-22-2015, 11:36 AM   #15
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No distro needs 3 or 4 GB
are you SURE ???
 
  


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