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I am going to convert to Linux, but I can not decide which version I should use. Can anyone tell me which version would be right for me?
Heres a list of What I do on my computer.
Thanks for your response!
(I know I am new, so please don't torment me for asking this)
As far as I'm concerned - it really doesn't matter which distribution you use - you can run *any* linux application on *any* distribution. I'd just recommend sticking with one of the "big name" distros.
You're bound to hear a bunch of things like "Mandrake sucks because of this", or "Gentoo blows because of that" - it's a matter of personal preference. It seems as though Mandrake is one of the easiest for a new guy to get started with - so it may be the best choice.
My personal preference is Gentoo - the install isn't the easiest (by a long shot), but if you did decide to go that way, you'll learn quite a bit about Linux during the install process.
suse, mandrake, fedora core...are all easy to begin with, they're very user friendly...but as Booster pointed out, it's really gonna be a matter of preference for you. try a few live cd's at first is always a good way to get started...knoppix and slax are some good ones, although there are others.
it's good to note though, that most games don't work under linux, so don't really count on that. I suggest you dual boot and install windows on your machine as well, that way when you want to play games you can just boot up windows.
Yes, I would do that, but there is a small problem...
I don't have a windows CD, and I screwed up my Hard Drie when I was setting it up for a dual boot. I was planning on installing a Windows Emulator.
Do I have to specify anything for it to auto-start (EDIT: before initiating Windows) when I want to install it? It is possible I will install windows and then Dual-boot with Linux, If I can get a CD of course. I want to Install Linux as a main at first.
I took the Dist Test. Apparently, Fedora is a "Perfect Match"
EDIT: I have a pre-existing network, will I have to reinstall it?