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Old 09-19-2007, 03:01 AM   #1
Ratnadeep33
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Question which os to choose for new user


hi friends
i wanna shift from windows to linux and very new user of it. i have pc with 160 gb of hdd and 1 gb of ram with core 2 duo processor. i have basic applications as multimedia, office, c programming etc. i also wanna use my nokia 3230 phone as a modem on my pc with linux os and also transfer songs and data from pc to mobile via data cable. so which os should i choose to do this all. where can i get that os? is it possible to get it on cd from any location rather than downloading on net(i an in pune).
 
Old 09-19-2007, 03:57 AM   #2
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whatever you want, its your choice. Its the beauty of linux. I recommend trying an rpm (redhat), deb (debian), ebuild (gentoo), and tgz (slackware) based distros. Try them out for yourself, as for your phone the kernel (all distro's share it, just different versions ship with them) it should support it (I've done it before). I also recommend an x86 architecture over x86_64 currently to avoid potential problems while learning the OS. Remember this also, LINUX IS NOT WINDOWS, and usually doesn't try to be.
 
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