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Old 04-10-2006, 03:56 PM   #1
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How do I choose the right Linux for me?

I am just now geting in the market to build a Mutimedia Center PC. I was going to use Windows Vista, but with all the setbacks I don't know if thats the rout I want to go. Plus I don't want to wait any longer.

Hardware wise I am going with a mini case and a ATX micro intel board as well as an Intel Pentium D 805 Smithfield 533MHz FSB LGA 775 Dual Core Processor. I also have a 120 GB Hard Drive.

I have downloaded the ISO for Fedora and haven't installed it yet, I also saw that aLinux looks good but may be too Windows like. Which distro (of all) is best for Multimedia purposes? Which programs can go with it to do video editing, MP3 editing and playing, and Photo editing? I will also probably eventualy hook it to the TV and home sound system to run as my Media Center.

from my observations (google research) if I were using a PPC I would probably go with something like AmigaOS4, but since I am going with my own built PC what would you suggest?

Thanks in advance!
Old 04-10-2006, 04:19 PM   #2
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any distro will work the same, you will just need to install the apps that you want, there is a distro called dynebolic(might not be the right spelling) which i think is a live cd, but might have the option of installing, prepackaged with multimedia apps, but regardless, it's nothing you can't install and configure yourself.
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I also found this link which seems to realy explain it all.

That may be what I am looking for. Now to get it, and try it.


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