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Old 04-06-2009, 04:59 PM   #1
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newbie needing help finding a distro


I am a newbie to linux. I am putting linux and i need help finding a distro.here are the specs on the laptopare;
toshiba satellite l355d amd turion x2dual core mobile rm72 2.1 ghz 4 gig mem.
 
Old 04-06-2009, 05:05 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ

For a beginner I would suggest ubuntu
Take a look at
http://www.linlap.com/wiki/toshiba+s...te+l350d-l355d
 
Old 04-07-2009, 12:08 AM   #3
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Thats a good spec laptop. You can put any distribution that attracts you. If you have a good internet connection you could download some Live distributions that can run from your media and give you a feel of what the distribution is like. It will also give you an idea how your hardware is supported.
There are lot of good live distributions which are easy on installation front and usage as well.
You could give Ubuntu, Kubuntu, DreamLinux 5 a try.
 
Old 04-07-2009, 03:28 AM   #4
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Try a few for a few days each. Different distros suit different people.
 
Old 04-07-2009, 03:37 AM   #5
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hi i am looking for a distro that will suit my pc best.The specs for my pc is
2gb hdd
512mb ram
512mb graphics
wireless card: marvel
i would be very thankful if you could give me the link to that distro and instructions on how 2 install it.
i would also like to dule boot it with a xp lite toking up 3/4 of my hdd
if i cant possably do that tell me-i will just run linux

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Old 04-07-2009, 03:43 AM   #6
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Hi connorwat51,

Welcome to LQ
Please open a new thread for your problem, this makes it easier for people to help you.

Thank you
 
Old 04-07-2009, 04:01 AM   #7
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how do i open a new thread
 
Old 04-07-2009, 05:06 AM   #8
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Try out some multidistro stuff-save some CD's-
see my post at reply #80-#94

( http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-works-714322/ )
 
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how do i open a new thread
Click on forums
click on the forum where you want to post
click on new thread

Enjoy
 
Old 04-07-2009, 05:50 AM   #10
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I am a newbie to linux. I am putting linux and i need help finding a distro.here are the specs on the laptopare;
toshiba satellite l355d amd turion x2dual core mobile rm72 2.1 ghz 4 gig mem.
As someone mentioned, Ubuntu is good. I like LinuxMint, which is Ubuntu based, but pre-includes many codecs necessary to view streaming media: Flash, and libavcodecs for streaming music.
Also, Fedora is a very common distro. As is OpenSuse.

But, I would recommend LinuxMint. Currently, I am running LinuxMint XFCE version, which works a little better with the resources I have. But, you shouldn't have to worry about that with your config. As and extra bonux, with LinuxMint and the correct video drivers, Compiz Fusion is a breeze, and you can play with the enhanced desktop effects.
 
Old 04-07-2009, 10:27 AM   #11
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could any1 plz just answer my question? as my pc wont let me open a new thread. in good hopes i will repete my question.

hi i am looking for a distro that will suit my pc best.The specs for my pc is
2gb hdd
512mb ram
512mb graphics
wireless card: marvel
i would be very thankful if you could give me the link to that distro and instructions on how 2 install it.

(by the way i tried damn small linux with the live cd and i would not recomend it)

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Old 04-07-2009, 10:33 AM   #12
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(by the way i tried damn small linux with the live cd and i would not recomend it)
why not ?

Take a look at puppy
http://www.puppylinux.org/
 
Old 04-08-2009, 03:44 AM   #13
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(by the way i tried damn small linux with the live cd and i would not recomend it)
I do not know why would you say that. DSL is a nice distribution for small resource systems. If you did not like it then you can also look into DreamLinux. It is a nice small XFCE based distribution based on Debian. I had nice time with it and still keep it. It is a liveCD distribution and can be installed on your hdd as well if you want.
 
Old 04-08-2009, 04:41 AM   #14
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i didnt like dsm becoz it didnt WOW me very much

Last edited by connorwat51; 04-08-2009 at 06:57 AM.
 
Old 04-08-2009, 04:43 AM   #15
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Cool

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Originally Posted by linuxlover.chaitanya View Post
If you did not like it then you can also look into DreamLinux.
what is the download link?
and does it support my wifi card

(i did tell you i'm a n00b
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