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Old 03-17-2008, 05:00 PM   #1
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Unhappy which linux best suits my comp


My desktop config
P4 intel
3Ghz
1Gb RAM
5.1 sound card
no video card
Lan enabled
 
Old 03-17-2008, 05:06 PM   #2
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Your configuration is vanilla. I can't think of a distribution which won't work well on your hardware. I suggest that you take your pick of Debian, Fedora, Mandriva, or Ubuntu. You will find a fuller description of these distributions here:

http://distrowatch.com/

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Old 03-17-2008, 06:54 PM   #3
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I assume by no video card, you mean onboard video... i would concur with jailbait. but if this is your first attempt, look for ubuntu or fedora as an easy transition.
 
Old 03-17-2008, 07:58 PM   #4
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ditto to what jailbait said
 
Old 03-17-2008, 08:01 PM   #5
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Some more distros some people like to start out with are PCLinuxOS and openSUSE.
 
Old 03-17-2008, 09:42 PM   #6
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you're system looks faster than mine and i think you can use any distro you like.. well at least on the well-known distros.. i suggest slackware for starters.. then to optimize your system, download and rebuild a new kernel or you can shift to gentoo.. or perhaps archlinux..
 
Old 03-18-2008, 07:33 AM   #7
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you're system looks faster than mine and i think you can use any distro you like.. well at least on the well-known distros.. i suggest slackware for starters.. then to optimize your system, download and rebuild a new kernel or you can shift to gentoo.. or perhaps archlinux..
Wow. Um...settle down here. Slackware or Gentoo are not distros you should start with. Let alone rebuilding a new kernel the first time in Linux. Don't get to far ahead of the OP.
 
Old 03-18-2008, 08:55 AM   #8
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As has been said already, your hardware should be able to run almost any distro. The real question is "what distribution best fits my needs?" I have "run" Linux since Red Hat 5.8 including all Red Hat distros through 9 and Enterprise Workstation 3. I have also run the Fedora through 6. I have never used them day to day.

A few months ago I saw some reference to Ubuntu - which I had never heard of. I downloaded it and installed it on a test PC. I now use it on a couple of PCs a VMWare virtual machine and my Samba server. In a nutshell - I always felt like a mid-level moron with Red Hat or Fedora. With Ubuntu I feel like a reasonably experienced power user.

Start out with Ubuntu. You can always get into more technical issues and techniques. After all it is Linux kernel based. On the other hand Ubuntu will let you use your computer from the moment it is installed.

Regards,

Ken

p.s. There are "live CD" versions of many distros available which will allow you to run them before installing them on your PC. Try before you buy (well at least try before you install :-)
 
Old 03-18-2008, 09:53 AM   #9
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RedHat / Fedora

Well, I have used RedHat (since version 5.x), Slackware (since version 3.x) and Mandrake (from startup until version 6 or 7) for day to day work in the past, and have finally settled for RedHat/Fedora.

A few months ago I was able to upgrade a few PC's running different Fedora versions (1, 4, and 6) up to the current verion Fedora 8 while they were still running in a production environment as servers. Upgraded using 'yum' - except for the required reboots there were no hang-ups. Few things had to be settled due to the switch from XFree86 to X.org (happened around version 3 or 4).

Your hardware is at an excellent level compared to some of those PC's.

Fedora is good choice, I honestly recommend it.

Hope this helps,
Regards,
SIMP

Debian User

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