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Old 05-03-2006, 06:09 AM   #1
V!NCENT
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Hello,

I am looking for the right distribution for me. I searched many sites and haven't found one that I really like. First off this is the hardware it's going to run on:

-x86(amd athlon 2800 xp)
-1024 mb ddr
-ati radeon 9800 pro
-creative soundcard with emu10k1 chip
-dvd writer
-dvd player
-Asus A7V8X motherboard
-Onboard 1gb network card

All disti's I tried supported this hardware without any problems... the one I am looking for must, ofcourse, support it

What I want from the distribution (I gues I am a little high demanding?):

-Xfce
-Full Kde support
-Firefox
-Latest WINE
-aMSN
-Mplayer
-Noatun (xmms somehow sucks on my pc; it always skips)
-Xine
-Openoffice
-Rpm package support
-The software must run in it's rawest form (read; not altered by the distri-makers)
-K3b
-Linux 2.6/BSD
-It must be secure enough for home-usage

It must not be so hard for me to install. In any case not Gentoo

Last edited by V!NCENT; 05-03-2006 at 06:13 AM.
 
Old 05-03-2006, 06:55 AM   #2
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Arch Linux can do all of these, it's a 'true' Linux distro (as in they dont modify any of the admin configs) It is bleeding edge (latest kernels, latest software) with a good package manager called pacman. Although it doesn't support .RPM.

My hardware is similar to yours and it works fine running from terminal and KDE occasionally.

It is a sinch to install providing you read the docs

http://www.archlinux.org/
 
Old 05-03-2006, 12:18 PM   #3
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Will this be easyer compared to Gentoo? I am really willing to learn but Gentoo is still a little too hard for me to install
 
Old 05-03-2006, 12:39 PM   #4
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I can't comment on that, i've never used Gentoo, but from what i gather everything is compiled, in which case yes as a new user you will probably find Arch easier to work your way around. Unless you need some funky software, you shouldn't need to compile stuff much at all.

I would give it a shot, if you like it, stick with it, if not try another one.
 
Old 05-03-2006, 01:08 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by ethics
I can't comment on that, i've never used Gentoo, but from what i gather everything is compiled, in which case yes as a new user you will probably find Arch easier to work your way around. Unless you need some funky software, you shouldn't need to compile stuff much at all.

I would give it a shot, if you like it, stick with it, if not try another one.
I second ethics. Arch is an awesome distro and I use it as my secondary distro. I use slackware primarily but Arch comes a very close second. It is fast and has an awesome package manager. I've just finished installing Gentoo and let me tell you it is no fun spending 10-12 hours setting up and then compiling everything. Not to say it is not fun and does teach you a lot. But sometimes you don't feel like learning and just want it to boot up to be able to use it

Yes, by all means try Arch.

Tux,
 
Old 05-03-2006, 04:51 PM   #6
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But sometimes you don't feel like learning and just want it to boot up to be able to use it

Yes, by all means try Arch.

Tux,
Ok thanks I' ll give it a shot Yeah sometimes I just get enough of learning
 
  


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