Suggestions for a Linux build that's right for me.
Hey, I have been a XP user for the past I don't know how long, and I have been wanting to make the switch to Linux.
Just to start off, my computer's specs are:
Pentium D dual core 3.2 Ghz
4 GB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT
1.3 TB total HDD space
64 bit OS
In XP I always prefered to turn off all visual setting and run it like 2000. Other things to note are that I like to watch videos, and sometimes the formats are MKV, or OGM. Other than that I will be playing music , and editing images.
Recently, I downloaded Ubuntu and have been running that on a separate hard drive to get the feel of it. My GFX card works, the GIMP is working for my image tasks, (I can't find any good video programs) but basically the groundwork is in place for me to have what I need.
But, there are things about Ubuntu I don't like.
One big thing I should mention is it is running slower than my XP does. Is there another Linux build to suggest that might better suit my needs. Also, I am generally pretty well technically oriented, and I don't need the OS to baby me or anything like that as long as I can get a push in the right direction.
Thanks in advance!
Last edited by Steve F; 05-01-2009 at 11:02 AM.