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Old 10-15-2004, 06:07 PM   #1
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Question Distro Advice???

Hey folks... I am new to this whole Linux revolution and am really enjoying my new-foud freedom. I have a question...

I have FC2 running on a Dell Latitude (PIII-1.0G/256mb/30mb, etc).... the install was flawless and EVERYTHING worked the first time and I have learned a tremendous amount about *NIX with this laptop. Amazing because I tried Linux about three years ago on an IBM T-pad and the experience was just south of painful.

My Question... I have a beefy HP D510 (3.2G/1G/256MB Nvidia Card, DVD/RW, CDRW, etc) that is sitting in my garage and I was wondering if anyone thought I should try a different distro for developing with LAMP on this desktop vs. the success I've had on my Dell Laptop? I expect this new box to just sit in the corner to server as a sandbox for LAMP. Does it matter what distro I use?

Old 10-15-2004, 08:21 PM   #2
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Slackware is fun. and quick.
Old 10-15-2004, 11:05 PM   #3
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you could stick with Fedora coz I think you are used to it by now. Slackware is very good, but involves a lot of manual configuration. This is good if you really wanna get into depth about how Linux works.
Old 10-16-2004, 12:10 AM   #4
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I'm liking Fedora myself. I'd have to say stick with it, and keep on learning, which is what i'm planning on doing.
Old 10-16-2004, 08:12 AM   #5
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Thanks folks... I installed FC2 two on the desktop and can not get any video. Why that seems funny to me, I'm not sure.. maybe because setup was such a breeze on my Latitude laptop. Well.. let me dive in and figure out what the problem is. : )


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