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Old 05-22-2006, 04:05 PM   #1
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Question Which version linux best ?

I have a 400 mhz pc that i want to turn into a linux machine and would like to be able to use also to take nfts harddrives and retrieve files with. Also wondered if i can dual boot would like to install 2nd version to learn more about linux. Thanks.

Old 05-22-2006, 04:21 PM   #2
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Why Debian ... A Sales Pitch
Old 05-22-2006, 04:26 PM   #3
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You might want to look into a distro designed for older hardware, like Vector or a trimmed down version of Mepis. Also, Slackware (excellent distro) with a lightweight desktop would be great. You will also learn a lot about Linux with Slackware as it is, in my opinion, as close to pure Linux as you can get (though all distros are Linux.)

Hope this helps.

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Thanks for the info gentlemen. Now next question. Where may I purchase the disk or download at? Thinking about slackware.
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get slack

or use the LQ mirror service thing:
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Don't purchase---it is free from any number of sites:
Mandrake (if you dig around)

Ubuntu is my first choice--but wait a few days and get 6.6 (current is 5.10) 6.6 was supposed to be 6.4, but the slipped it.


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