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Old 07-07-2005, 08:20 AM   #1
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Which Linux is right for me?


Hello all its been a long time since I have ran linux Last version was Mandrake 8/7 a couple years ago. System specs have change considerably and am considering going back as I miss the smooth operations. Can anyone give me some suggestions on which flavor would best suit my computer specs .

Current system specs are
ADM 64 3000+
1 Gig DDR3200 Kingston Ram
(Don't use soundcard) Use Platronics DSP500's
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro


Anymore info needed let me know.
 
Old 07-07-2005, 08:27 AM   #2
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Check out www.distrowatch.com they have a lot of distro's.
Remember, you should try as many a you can and then stay with th one that recognizes your hardware best and suits your needs best.
 
Old 07-07-2005, 08:30 AM   #3
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hi,
think this ("powerful") hardware is not worth about thinking which distro is best!
only a desktop system..what are planning to do?
besides....an old and boring topic...think there are enough post about this on LQF

greetz
 
Old 07-07-2005, 08:35 AM   #4
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ht=which+disro
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ht=which+disro
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ht=which+disro
Just to name a few.
I think it's the most common question on these forum's.
 
Old 07-07-2005, 08:47 AM   #5
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Just a plain ole desktop system... Want to try moving my windows games over to Cerdega possibly do a lil testing and mostly a lot of learning for my webserver.
 
Old 07-07-2005, 08:49 AM   #6
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Are there any indicators I should look for to symbolize its a 64 bit version of Linux?
 
Old 07-07-2005, 08:56 AM   #7
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We can NOT tell you what distro to use. You will have to look at lot's of them and try the one/one's that fit your needs. It is usually not an easy task, as there are 400+ distro's out there.
www.distrowatch.com , http://www.linux.org/dist/index.html , http://guilinux.com/top.php , http://www.infoanarchy.org/wiki/inde..._Distributions and http://www.pclinuxonline.com/reviews...61e2a40c4449e.
Read them and chose one. It's the only way I know.
 
  


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