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Old 06-29-2001, 02:16 PM   #1
adamcox
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Hi everyone,

I'm moving to Linux, and would like to know which distribution everyone would recommend for my PC
(Basic Specs:
AMD Duron 700,
64MB SDRAM (Upgrading to 512 soon)
36GB Hard Disk (30GB Free)
External Modem
LAN Card)

Any suggestions would be appreciated

BTW, this computer would be used for a part time webserver, possible game server, and otherwise for programming.
 
Old 06-29-2001, 02:18 PM   #2
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My personal fav is Linux-Mandrake 7.2 or 8.0

THey are good, solid, robust, and full-featured. And they come with alot of apps.
 
Old 06-29-2001, 02:23 PM   #3
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Thanx, thats what I was gonna get before I discovered these forums - and now someone agrees with me!! Yay!

Do you think I should spend 5 and just get the CD's, or pay 50 and get the printed manuals as well?
 
Old 06-29-2001, 02:46 PM   #4
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Need my eyes tested...

For a second I thought your username was alancox not adamcox... that would have been an interesting question I bet!

Jamie...
 
Old 06-29-2001, 02:54 PM   #5
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eh???

Who is alancox???
 
Old 06-29-2001, 03:55 PM   #6
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To address your question, maybe you should give a vfat version of Linux a try before you reformat? What exactly is a vfat version? Well it's one that can be installed on a Windows partition without having to format anything at all.

PhatLinux is one that comes to mind, and Linux Mandrake comes with Win4Lin, which also is a vfat version.

Sort of a try before you commit sort of thing.

Last edited by GonzoJohn; 06-29-2001 at 04:08 PM.
 
Old 06-29-2001, 03:57 PM   #7
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Cool - I'll have to try that
 
Old 06-29-2001, 05:51 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by adamcox
Who is alancox???
Alan Cox is one of the maintainers of the Linux kernel, AFAIK generally seen and the number two guy... He runs http://www.linux.org.uk/ and is employeed by Redhat kernel hacking full time.

Jamie...
 
Old 06-30-2001, 01:13 AM   #9
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I would go with mandrake 8, not 7.2 because i heard its junk. I personally run red hat 6.2 and find it very easy. But if i was you i'd with mandrake 8.
just my 2 cents...
 
  


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