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Old 03-06-2007, 06:46 AM   #1
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Which Distro?

Hi All,
I want to get rid of the dreaded Microsoft Windows XP OS from my PC, but I am unsure which distro to use, I wil mainly using the PC for Internet, Email and Amateur Radio Software, Mainly COM Port switching and controlling Amateur Radio Equipment.

My PC is an Intel Pentuim 4 3Ghz with 1Mb Cache, 1GB DDR Ram, 80Gb HDD and 128Mb AGP Video card, Internet connection can either be Wireless or direct cable connection.

Any help anyone can give me in choosing which distro would be great as I have only mainly used Windows OS's but have played about with Fedora 4 before.

Thanks in advance
Old 03-06-2007, 06:50 AM   #2
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Read through that page. Look for interesting links as well as the primary reviews. Picking a distro is a philosophical and personal choice. All you can get here is people advertising their favorites. None is distinctively superior to the others in any technical sense.

You really should have just read one of the other 10,000 or so threads with the same title.
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The part about Amateur radio could be an issue. I see very little traffic on this--you might want to do some Google searches (and keep Windows in dual-boot or something)

For starters, anything in the top ten on the "hit list" at
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Originally Posted by Ianb72

- - - Amateur Radio Software, Mainly COM Port switching and controlling Amateur Radio Equipment.
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There are forums at:

Maybe someone there could share their specific experience.
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Go for a distro you actually like like fedora. Then just add kernel support complie kernel and install apps. I know it has been done.
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I tried Mandriva 2007 at first, didnt like it because it had issues. So Im on Ubuntu 64 bit right now. I have to say it is pretty user friendly, and Im learning alot...


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