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Old 10-04-2004, 12:39 AM   #1
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Distro suggestions

i am looking for suggestions for a linux distro.

i am running an e-machines T2958 with intel based onboard video and sound
and a 8-in-1 media reader (no floppy).

i have a little experience in linux but not much, am looking for a distro that will support Majority of my hardware, also, am running an ntfs file system.

would like to find either a good dual boot distro to get my feet wet with or a boot from windows partion distro for the same thing.

i have messed a little with redhat, Storm, mandrake, turbo, debian, and Suse linux.

all i am really looking for is a dist with a Gui to go with my command line.
not alot of bells and whistles, just basic compiling, text editing, and modem support.

am currently on a 56k modem with america online so would need a not to enourmous distro.

Any suggestions or even just pointers and advice would be nice.

thanks in advance for any and all help

Old 10-04-2004, 01:47 AM   #2
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Screw it, i'll go with arch for now
Old 10-04-2004, 04:23 AM   #3
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personally i'd suggest slackware.

it seems like no matter which distribution i try out, i eventually end up going back to slackware. it's kind of magnetic, if you will.
Old 10-04-2004, 06:53 AM   #4
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I suggest VectorLinux. Light and fast. Slackware-based. Extremely beautiful logo, awful background.


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