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Old 10-02-2004, 04:16 PM   #1
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I am thinking of changing distro but what should I get?

I am thinking of changing my distro of linux, but I don't know which to get. I wish to use it mostly to use media files and work on my website at firtst, but hope to eventually use it to program. I need something free, very very free. I have $0.
Old 10-02-2004, 04:23 PM   #2
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Almost all of them fit this bill. (Pause to await the usual answers: use debian, Slackware, Gentoo, Fedora, mandrake, etc etc etc ad infinitum). Go to our Distro Review section and to DistroWatch to read up on the various distros and make an educated decision.
Old 10-02-2004, 04:31 PM   #3
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I just pop in to say it is better if you are able to try a distro out on a spare partition so you can judge for yourself if it is what you want and better than what you are already using.

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Old 10-02-2004, 04:50 PM   #4
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I use an old 6.4 MB HD I got from a old pc that was in the garbage to test new dist. I just unplug my main HD's and plug this in.Right now I'm using Ubuntu,if you like gnome2.8 debian base with 2.6.8 kernel <very free> here it is ; go through the screenshots and it will show you how to install it,one thing it uses sudo by default so there is no root password,just sudo and then your password to do admin. tasks,good luck


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