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Old 07-02-2009, 11:59 PM   #1
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Cool Seeking a Distro advice


Hi

I am DickWoods from Los Angeles I have some small experience with Linux over the years.

I have an elderly Dell Inspiron 8200 that I had SUSE 9.x installed, I used the hard drives and now wish to get them back to Linux

It is an Old Dell Dudes what Distro would you recommend?

Thanks Regards

DickWoods
 
Old 07-03-2009, 12:01 AM   #2
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damn small linux, puppy linux, or knoppix
 
Old 07-05-2009, 02:19 AM   #3
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A small Linux sounds right at first,

Hi

A small Linux sounds right at first, but the SUSE 9.x I had on it ran with no difficulties and it was fully loaded, was running MYSql MQSeries Tomcat Apache Eclipse, And a bunch of other stuf, no problemns, except the Nic driver got Bogarted.

I will seek a SUSE answer for a short while then try the small linux

Thanks

DickWoods
 
Old 07-05-2009, 04:09 AM   #4
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the SUSE 9.x I had on it ran with no difficulties and it was fully loaded
Since you used Suse, and it ran fine, grab the latest version and try it.
 
Old 07-05-2009, 04:29 AM   #5
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If there is some sluggishness, you might try one of the lighter desktops. Xfce4 comes with openSuSE and is lighter weight than KDE or Gnome.
 
Old 07-05-2009, 07:19 AM   #6
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DickWoods:

Dick if you like a little bit greeny and elegant try Linux Mint 7 Xfce.
To have enough info about later distros try visit distro watch at http://distrowatch.com/

good luck.
 
Old 07-06-2009, 11:40 AM   #7
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Thank you for your tips

Hi

Today will finish the SUSE trial, then get the other distros mentioned, Mint sounds interesting, not really a tree hugger but Ss cool, Dam Small Linux is interesting, but was a bit worried about handling Eclipse and WebSphere and MQSeries? Have to do some transaction things;

Thanks & Regards

DickWoods
 
Old 07-06-2009, 12:12 PM   #8
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I think Vector-Linux or Xubuntu will be best. You can always add packages
 
  


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