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Its close to a new school year for me, and I'm a linux newbie so I'd thought to start the year with a clean computer.

 

I'm currently running:

 

 

 

Pentium II at 300 mhz

 

258 mb of RAM

 

3.2 GB of Harddrive space

 

Windows XP Pro Serivce Pack 1 (too lazy to get service pack 2)

 

 

 

I used to run Redhat 9 but it was way to complicated for me and I can't install linspire for some reason.

 

 

 

I'm looking for something that doesn't take up more than 2 GB of space and is easy to use. I'm thinking of Ubuntu, but I'm not sure if my computer is fast enough.


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but is it easy to use? like installing stuff and mounting drives?


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That's pretty subjective, coming from someone who's been using FreeBSD/Gentoo/Sourcemage, yes it's very easy. If you know some basics and read a little bit you'll be fine.

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i would use linspire if you are a beginner. That seems the most user friendly, allthough ive never used it


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I tried Linspire...but for some reason, it wouldn't install, everytime, it would come ton an error.

 

 

 

But I'll try Slackware. Thanks.


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I ran three servers with Linspire just to give a linux environment...And...I never had ANY errors on any of the systems...All I did was drop the CD in the drive and everything else is automated. =\

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That test said I'd be using Gentoo or Slackware.

 

Anyways, they're both pretty easy as long as you read the documentation for a few minutes before installing and know some general PC knowledge.

 

 

 

I suggest Sourcemage, but if you don't have a 'shiney new' computer you'll be waiting for compile times quite a bit.

 

 

 

FreeBSD is also a great choice for other UNIX operating system (Not related to Linux). The software selection is almost identical, it includes Linux emulation for proprietary software, and has source + binary packages. It's got a nice curses installer and good documentation.

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I went with Ubuntu...seemed very easy and simple to use. Just wished i had read about kubuntu before installing Ubuntu...but oh well. Thanks Guys!


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I went with Ubuntu...seemed very easy and simple to use. Just wished i had read about kubuntu before installing Ubuntu...but oh well. Thanks Guys!

 

 

 

:-w *cough* I WON */cough* \' Well for somereason i knew you were gonna go with Ubuntu(ooo-BOONT-ooo) :-w

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personally if i was you, and since your new to linux i recommend you use Fedora, its easy to use for new users, whats what im using and been using since i started using linux

 

Ubuntu, is till also good for new users, but i would have picked fedora, best of luck with your experience

 

 

 

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Wasn't fedora an extension of Redhat?

 

The reason i didn't go with fedora is because i had a bad experience with redhat.


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i dont like fedora ubuntu is way better 8-) well hope you like ubuntu

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what are you people talking about slcackware and gentoo are the hardest distros i would suggest getting Ubuntu :roll:

 

 

 

http://www.zegeniestudios.net/ldc/ <--take the test ;)

 

thanks for the link, came to the forum to ask this very question and was pleasantly surprised to find it already answered. (Now posting from Ubuntu :D )

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DarkRider i take that test just for fun to see what i will end up with like everyday 8-)

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Wasn't fedora an extension of Redhat?

 

The reason i didn't go with fedora is because i had a bad experience with redhat.

 

 

 

It's not really much of an extension anymore. Anyways, I prefer it over Ubuntu. The package managing utilities are much nicer.

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Wasn't fedora an extension of Redhat?

 

The reason i didn't go with fedora is because i had a bad experience with redhat.

 

 

 

It's not really much of an extension anymore. Anyways, I prefer it over Ubuntu. The package managing utilities are much nicer.

 

 

 

When redhat first came out, it was designed for servers i belive, but soon after they devoloped fedora for the normal PC.

 

 

 

Now they are splitting apart, and fedora seems more popular over normal redhat these days.


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I was redhat's package management that drove me crazy. It would drive me in loops on end. For example if i wanted to isntall File A, I needed File B. I want to install file B it wanted file C. I try installing File c, it needed File A.


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I was redhat's package management that drove me crazy. It would drive me in loops on end. For example if i wanted to isntall File A, I needed File B. I want to install file B it wanted file C. I try installing File c, it needed File A.

 

 

 

lmao.


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