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Old 04-04-2006, 10:34 PM   #1
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Cool Hello, Newb here!


Hello everyone! I am very new to Linux, I got my first distro 4 days a ago and I have already got a Tri-Boot system with Fedora/Ark/Slackware. It is a pain the as* to do that though, is there anyway someone could make suggestions for the next releases of disros? Well, just wanted to stop by and greet the forums . (btw, TUX IS AWESOME, he needs a machine gun though, jk)
 
Old 04-04-2006, 10:41 PM   #2
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Hi ty13,

Welcome to LQ

regards
 
Old 04-04-2006, 11:02 PM   #3
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Hullo, says you run slackware, do you believe it better than anything else? Would anyone else mind giving an opinion, I need to install only one os on an old laptop for a friend, and I don't know which to put on as of yet.
 
Old 04-05-2006, 01:30 AM   #4
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Everyone has different opinions on what is the best Distro, they all have advantages. I would like to say gentoo is the best (because I use it), however about 90% of the people here would disagree with me.

Your friend with the laptop... is he new to Linux? When you say his laptop is old, how old are we talking?

Fedora is a good starting point for people new to Linux, and it has good hardware detection (sometimes a problem with laptops), however it's a bit of a resource hog.

Maybe you could try Ubuntu? I haven't had a play with it myself, but it has a good rep.

Welcome and have fun.
 
Old 04-05-2006, 02:05 AM   #5
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hi,
State the configuration of the laptop.....then only people could guide you properly.

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Old 04-05-2006, 07:15 AM   #6
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The laptop is a gateway solo 2150 with all default system setting, and he just orsered a new 20 gig hard drive for it.
 
Old 04-05-2006, 10:52 AM   #7
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The laptop is a gateway solo 2150 with all default system setting, and he just orsered a new 20 gig hard drive for it.
what i meant to ask was about the RAM (memory) and the processing power of laptop
 
Old 04-05-2006, 10:18 PM   #8
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o, well, bit of a sticky wicket, as you see, I am very good with websites and markup language and php, but I am very new to hardware and system languages, how would i find out, I know it is a Pentium III processor, I think
 
Old 04-06-2006, 10:00 PM   #9
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o, well, bit of a sticky wicket, as you see, I am very good with websites and markup language and php, but I am very new to hardware and system languages, how would i find out, I know it is a Pentium III processor, I think
Which o/s do you currently have on the laptop ?
If its windows then generally right clicking on the "mycomputer" and selecting the "properties" will tell you about the RAM and Processor power.

If its windows XP.....the do the following:
start --> Help and support --> On the left top URL type "configuration" --> there you will get details about the hardware and software.

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Old 04-06-2006, 10:30 PM   #10
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Heha, that harddrive can't even move the header any more. That is why he bought a new one to install. Can you tell from the BIOS?
 
  


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