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Old 05-22-2006, 04:05 PM   #1
Emt269
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Question Which version linux best ?


I have a 400 mhz pc that i want to turn into a linux machine and would like to be able to use also to take nfts harddrives and retrieve files with. Also wondered if i can dual boot would like to install 2nd version to learn more about linux. Thanks.

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Old 05-22-2006, 04:21 PM   #2
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Why Debian ... A Sales Pitch
 
Old 05-22-2006, 04:26 PM   #3
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Hi

You might want to look into a distro designed for older hardware, like Vector or a trimmed down version of Mepis. Also, Slackware (excellent distro) with a lightweight desktop would be great. You will also learn a lot about Linux with Slackware as it is, in my opinion, as close to pure Linux as you can get (though all distros are Linux.)

Hope this helps.

Bob
 
Old 05-22-2006, 04:52 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info gentlemen. Now next question. Where may I purchase the disk or download at? Thinking about slackware.
 
Old 05-22-2006, 04:59 PM   #5
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get slack

or use the LQ mirror service thing:
http://iso.linuxquestions.org/distro.php?distro=1
 
Old 05-22-2006, 05:31 PM   #6
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Don't purchase---it is free from any number of sites:
Ubuntu
Arch
Mandrake (if you dig around)
OpenSUSE
Fedora
Debian
Slackware

Ubuntu is my first choice--but wait a few days and get 6.6 (current is 5.10) 6.6 was supposed to be 6.4, but the slipped it.
 
  


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