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Old 05-02-2004, 10:06 PM   #1
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Lightbulb what is the best distro for my computer?

Hello all, and thanks in advance for any help you are able to offer.
I just put together my first box, which include: AMD Athlon 64 3200 Processor
ATI Radeon 9200SE 128MB DDR 8X AGP w/ TV-Out
80GB Ultra ATA 7200RPM Hard Drive
Creative Labs SoundBlaster Live! 5.1
52x32x52/16x CDRW/DVD Combo Drive
Gigabyte GA-K8VT800M Motherboard
512MB DDR333 PC2700 Non-ECC Memory (512MB x 1)
Koolance PC2-650BU Box

I have no operating system, and since I love to tweak I thought I would try a linux distro for the first time. This computer will be used mostly for gaming, regular surfing and general family use. Is there a linux version that my whole family will be able to use and understand or should I just stick with windows xp? I plan to overclock this bad boy as much as possible and am constantly looking to tweak and modify in any way I can.
Once again, my question for you is what linux distro would be best for this configuration and still be easily used by the wife and 4 kids (8-18yo)???

Thanks mucho, What have I done
Old 05-02-2004, 10:09 PM   #2
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probably mandrake.
Old 05-02-2004, 10:30 PM   #3
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I'll second the vote for Mandrake!

Also, fair warning If your main thing is gaming, as much as I hate to say it, you'll still want xp in there. Theres no question Linux is the superior OS in every catergory EXECPT gaming, I've bought games for both win/lin just to compare...I don't know why the linux ones always suck...Mostly due to the fact some schmucks don't like games, I've seen post here when people ask why the games aren't as good and get replies like "Why play games?" I dunno I'm rambling.. have sounds tip top My friend has a 64 running slow ass Win2k and It can't be stopped, It's gunna SCREAM running linux
Old 05-02-2004, 10:32 PM   #4
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thanks for your response and the links, i will check them out
Old 05-02-2004, 10:33 PM   #5
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but for gaming you will need winex so check it out for the supported games


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