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odinsa
post May 5 2004, 07:40 AM
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I am a Windows-in-the-conversion-process user of Linux. That is, I have used Windows all my life, but I can't afford an upgrade, and I like Linux anyway!
I became aquainted with Linux through the old Red Hat 7.2 distro. Soon found out that it was outdated and that there were a LOT of alternative distros just waiting to be downloaded. After some research searching the net and my soul and my heart, I landed on Ark Linux - a fine European distro.

However, in my search I avoided the distros with text-based installations, even though I've never attempted to do one. I am not yet entirely comfortable with Linux-names and expressions, so some VITAL information about certain distros might have been lost on me! Therefore, I turn to you!

I am new to Linux, yes, but I'm not a complete computer-illiterate. I would prefer a distro without a time-consuming installation. If I get stuck I get very annoyed and reminded of the numerous times I've struggled with Windows. I am not, however, looking for a Win-clone - I've got Win98, that's more than enough! Also, I would like a distro that is up-to-date with applications, especially for multimedia, office and the internet. I do not expect to be developing anything for Linux in quite a while, so development-tools are not important to me.
Just to mention it, I've got an AMD Athlon, and I would like the distro to be free wink.gif

Please suggest anything that you think fits my 'requrements', minor or major distros. Go wild!

Thanx
OdinSA
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Jim
post May 11 2004, 01:56 PM
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QUOTE (hughesjr @ May 6 2004, 06:20 PM)
My opinion is generally to stay away from all but the Big distros for a workstation (ie, use Gentoo, Debian, Slackware, Fedora Core, Mandrake, SUSE, etc.)

Maybe I just a little hazy on what "workstation" really means, but I am a little confused by this post. You say stay away from the "big distros" but that you say use Gentoo, Debian, Manrake, Fedora..... which are exactly who I would consider the big names.

Want to clarify a little for us?


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System: AMD Athlon 3000+ XP 2.166 GHz
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