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Old 07-07-2007, 11:25 AM   #1
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Linux for me

Hi guys im back damn its been to long.

I miss the good ol' linux and its stability.
i thought id post the newbie section as ill proberly have to learn from the beginning again.

i am sick of the bugged out faulty Microsoft o/s whenever i run Linux i only have some driver issues which i usually fix quickly and that alot of my software won't run but i find alternatives

So this is what it boil downs too i guess what distro would be best as a complete replacement to windows.


ive used all of the following.

Suse (mainly 9.1)
Ubuntu (many many many flavors)
Knoppix live
redhat 9
fedora 3-5
Xandros 3-4

other o/s.
Dos, Windows 3.1. win 95, win nt, win98, win 98se, win me, win 2000, win xp, win server 03, vista.
macintosh (from the apple II up to the tiger version (10.x something)

i just cant seem to find one that suits me.

I want something thats good for the following:

Networking, Gaming, Work related (open office), printing, general internet use.

It can't be command driven only guys.

It needs a GUI.

if it can be easy to use, low on resources and fun to play with lots of nice apps then let me know about it.

I have most experience with ubuntu.
and i prefer gnome of kde although i like some of kde's features.

my pc needs to act like the following:

be the central point for information so like a file server, media distributor (people can play movies off of it), have a firewall on it, anti virus, play games (wine i guess).

Im running the following hardware but will be upgrading later down the track when i get a job (sigh i wish someone would employ me for my skills in MS).

cpu: amd athlon 64 3200 @ 2.2 (was running at 2.26 but only linux liked that)
hdd: 250gb seagate
ram: 1gb (2x512 possibly faulty in last parts of the sticks)
nvidia geforce 7600gt
dvd burner
lcd sceen
canon mp460 printer (this must work above all else)

i can network via samba.
i can install graphics drivers.
I can setup ntfs.
ive configured the menu1st file before.

so yep application, driver, games, network compatibility is crucial.

need to ask me anything just say so.

(it is not too hard i would like to make my own linux o/s) (i dont know programming but am willing to learn if i had a teacher). also ive seen some sites about doing this but i just need clarification on the difficulty level of it.

thanks guys hope you can help me out.
Old 07-07-2007, 11:38 AM   #2
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Could you repeat the question?....

Seriously, long rambles like this are not the best way to get help.

You already know more than most people who might be advising you. I suggest you just keep trying things--in fact, pick 5 that you are interested in and INSTALL THEM ALL. Every day, boot into a different system and see what you like and what you don't.

The best distro is often the last one you try.
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