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hi evrybdy , i m really new with linux so i was wondering if someone can suggest the best operating system to install on my pc, but i want one where i learn doing things not where evrything is ready to use like windows ,i love to challenge myself and i would really appreciate any suggestion , thanks alot
ps: i m using an amd 2200 xp processor wich gives me 1.8 ghz(as i m sure you all know this) and i have 512 MB of ram 64 MB video card and 30 GB hard disk.
No single distro is perfect for everyone, nor is every distro perfect for everyone. Sometimes it takes a bit of trial-and-error, but there are some distrobutions that excel in areas others may not. It's all a matter of personal preference and what you find most comfortable.
ditto.. but if you like knoppix, try debian. not at all easy to insall, but easyer than some. If you do go for Debian, I recomend he testing distro as opposed to stable. It s fairy stable in itself, but has updated drivr support and a much more ntuative installer. Plus once up and running the apt system is a boon.
Distribution: slackware at home and slax or demolinux on every one elses box
personaly i prefer slackware, if you are wanting to learn gentoo might work, it will definatly require you to learn how to use the command line. from what i've seen there really is no one best 'distro', it all depends on what you want to do with your box. usualy distrowatch.com(i think thats it) or linuxiso.org will have some genral info on what a distro is for and such, just try different ones and see what you like the best, thats how i found slackware.