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Old 06-25-2005, 05:57 PM   #1
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Best Distro for Inspiron 8500?

Hey all,
I'm convincing a friend to switch to Linux from Windoze. She's running a Dell Inspiron 8500 Notebook with the nVidia GeForce4 4200 vid card. What's the best linux distro for her hardware?? Is there a good laptop distro out there?


ps: i don't care if it's not free

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Old 06-25-2005, 06:04 PM   #2
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Most distributions will work somehow equal since all use the same kernel
However, if you want a "easy" (autodetect hard, etc) I would recommend you something like Ubuntu or Firesight.

PD: You should post this in a more general forum, this is dedicated to Slackware, so posting here will likely to get one answer "Slackware"

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Old 06-25-2005, 06:09 PM   #3
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good point, thanks

I appreciate the help, I'll try those.
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Please do not post the same thread in more than one forum. Picking the most relevant forum and posting it once there makes it easier for other members to help you and keeps the discussion all in one place.

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