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Which Linux distro?


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Nathan_Benton

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I've been using Ubuntu for a few months and am ready to move on to a different distro.
My PC is a 40 GB hard drive, and pentium 4, 2.8 GHZ, which distro do you think would be good for me?
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thenotch

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Pick one... you have a PC that will handle pretty much any distro....
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Just curious...What is the reason you're ready to move on?...Is there something that Ubuntu lacks that you are looking for or are you just looking to gain experience/knowledge of other distros?
I've tried many different distros and have settled on Ubuntu. I'm not saying that I'll never use another distro as my default OS but IMHO for ease of use, ease of installation and hardware compatibility, Ubuntu takes the cake.
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i recently switched from suse 9.3 to a debian distro, the debian runs much faster, but the suse, was more user friendly and supported everything. it depednds on what your after
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I've gone from buggy old versions of redhat to the slick fedora core 4. it looks uniquely pretty but its also an amazingly powerful distro. dependencies are an awful pain but I think fedora strikes the perfect balance between usability and good looks. :tazz:

Edited by Thef0rce, 11 September 2005 - 06:07 PM.

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Ubuntu is a good distro - thats what i have been using for a long time now. It supports all my hardware on my Dell Inspiron 700 m laptop. except the sound doesnt work at times. a good thing to try would be Mandrake Linux, or FC 4

good luck
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I have been messing with Xandros and it is a VERY simple isntall. The only thing that is not completely cool is that you have to pay to get CERTAIN software packages that on some other distros you can just install.

But other than that (which is very minor in a lot of respects) it's a good distro. Great for a beginner for sure.
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@tictoc are you using the AMD 64 architecture version of Ubuntu?My processor is AMD Athlon 3000+ 2.0 Ghz [754 socket] on Asus K8S-MX motherboard[which I have gathered is anti-linux!] Do you think Ubuntu will have the drivers to enable me to have a workable,usable installation?
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i am running AMD 3000+ too, albeit a 64 bit processor. I am using a ASUS k8V-deluxe MB too. runs great for me... no problems so far.

it should work well - try the 64 bit distro and also try the i386 distro too. see what works

cheers
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