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Old 03-07-2009, 05:58 PM   #1
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which linux is recommended for Acer extensa 5630z?

Hallo all,
First time using Linux. I've bought Acer Extensa 5630z with Linux, But all I get is command-line Linpus with no GUI. I'd like to install Linux. Any idea which distribution of Linux is suitable for the Acer?
I don't see much discussion on Linpus.
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I suspect most any distro will run fine on your laptop. You can try the installable live cds. Try a few and install one you like.

Mandriva One, Mepis 8.0, Suse 11.1, and any number of buntus are examples.

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Old 03-29-2009, 11:05 AM   #3
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try ubuntu or suse

Have extensa5430 with multiboot: Vista, XP, SUSE 11.1 and Ubuntu 8.1.
All running OK
Ubuntu is perhaps the easiest to install and has quick internet, you will love it, Suse has better partition manipulating utility but is slower


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