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Old 12-14-2009, 09:12 AM   #1
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Having trouble decideing on a good distro for a project (server / moodle / samba)

Hey everyone. I just introduced myself on the introduce forum. As I said in there I work at a school and we want to get a Linux server up and running mainly for Moodle ( That is our main priority. I would only imaging, though, that we will also want to put samba on there because it will be integrated within our Windows network. The network client machines run on Windows XP and I believe that we are using Windows Server 2000. Right now I have an old HP workstation with a P4 3.2ghz, 1gig ram, 40 gig drive, quadro4** video card. I am using this machine along with an old Gateway 450SX4 (1.3ghz, 512MB RAM, 40 gig drive, integrated graphics), to learn on. I have successfully installed Ubuntu, Suse, and Fedora Core, onto the desktop. I also managed to get most of the way through the Gentoo installation on the laptop using this documentation ( Unfortulately I shut down the system before I installed a bootloader so... yeah.

Anyway that is the background of the situation. What question or more of a request is can you please recomend some distros that would be good for a group of people who are not very familiar with linux to use for this project. Also can you put a little info about why you suggest the distro, and any sites or soures I can go to for more information?

Thanks everyone.
Old 12-14-2009, 10:02 AM   #2
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i would recomend opensuse 11.2 if you are new to linux download the dvd version because ore software and easier but the reason why is it includes a lot of server tools and kde wich is goot for new to linuxers beacause it it quite like windows or mandriva for the same reason but less server things not ubuntu server because it requires a lot of command linu knowledge and can be annoying but i have all 3 on pcs and lapptops but in the end the choice is yours


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