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Old 11-08-2006, 12:09 AM   #1
thedoyle1992
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new computer please help!!! =()


i was wondering if i could intall linux in a new computer that has no prevoius operating systems. i have another computer in my house running xp media but im real tight on cash and dont want to put the money out on another operating system...
 
Old 11-08-2006, 12:12 AM   #2
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Intel Pentium D 820 (2.80Ghz)

1Mx2 L2 Dual Core Processor

Foxconn P4M800P7MA-RS2

Mother Board (Open AGP Slot)

512MB 667Mhz DDR2 RAM

160GB SATA II Hard Drive

18x DVD Dual Layer Burner

Integrated Video

Integrated 6 Ch Audio

Integrated 10/100 Lan

6x USB 2.0 Port (4x R 2xF)

Midtower Case With 450W PS


theres the specs if it helps at all
 
Old 11-08-2006, 12:51 AM   #3
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You sure can

I'm running slackware linux on both my computers. One is an ancient pentium II laptop, the other is a near top of the line athalon 64, with all the bells and whistles. Every distro I know will play well with windows, but having the entire hard drive available makes installing even easier. If you are new to linux, try Kubuntu or even Knoppix (knoppix runs from the cd, you don't even have to install it, or have a hard drive in your computer to test drive it).

Hope this helps you.

-Ghost_runner
 
Old 11-08-2006, 01:09 AM   #4
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pentium is fully Linux capable so you will not have a proplem with your hardware platform.... Pretty pick what appeals to you between bsd/linux/windows and go for it!
 
Old 11-08-2006, 04:59 AM   #5
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Thumbs up Hey!

Ghost has a good idea. I would follow his advice.
 
Old 11-08-2006, 05:11 PM   #6
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cool thanks ghost.. i like easier
 
Old 11-08-2006, 10:37 PM   #7
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No problem, I like better, and easier is definitely part of that. Stable and useful pretty much round out my top three requirements.
 
Old 11-08-2006, 11:20 PM   #8
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i was thinking about gentoo linux because i know a guy who has it and he realy likes it. but im not realy sure exactly which one i should choose yet. and are you saying that i should put a spare hard drive in my comp just to test it out, i can get an old like 5gb one to try..

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Old 11-09-2006, 05:30 AM   #9
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I'd second the opinion of Ubuntu/Kubuntu. I've tried nearly every version of Linux there is, alot of them via Live CD, several I installed, only to have so many problems with them, I abandoned them.

The two easiest/best versions I've used, is Ubuntu 6.06 and Fedora Core 5. I've heard many good things about Gentoo, but I seem to recall installing software with Gentoo a bit more difficult(had to be done from source). Ubuntu uses Apt-get, which makes downloading and installing software extremely easy. FC5 uses Yum, which also makes installing software very easy.

Of the two, I'd probably recommend Ubuntu(or Kubuntu, depending on the interface you prefer)

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