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I got a new laptop it is an MSI?! (I was surprised when my friend gave it to me because I have known MSI motherboards for years but didnt know they started making laptops)? oh ASUS lately does too as you probably know.
Any way this laptop has P4 dual with 3 GB RAM and 2 Partitions adding up to 250 GB HDD but it is running Vista (water down version) And I want to put Linux on it (Probably dual boot between windows and Linux) But I am not so sure what flavor of Linux I should put there?
I googled the same question and most said OpenSuse 11.
I am used to Ubuntu myself (a little bit) and I installed an OpenSuse on this other machine a while back but could not get as high res. as Ubuntu gave!?(on the same PC and on the GUI side) and also the commands are different,,,(so I have to start learning Suse)
So I am reluctant to jump in.. and would like to ask your opinion please.So;
Please tell me which you prefer and why and if you have good experience with it.
Thank you all for the replies and the link.
In that link above the 2x thin client came as number one which is debian based. But I am going to stick with ubuntu I guess.
I am more comfortable with it and it appears that there are no great differences between them.
I am used to Ubuntu myself (a little bit) and I installed an OpenSuse on this other machine a while back but could not get as high res. as Ubuntu gave!?
If you want to change the display properties in SuSE use SAX2. If that is your only problem with SuSE, it is still a contender. If that is just a sample problem, go with Ubuntu and then think about it again in six months or so (roughly a release cycle).