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> Complete noob: what Linux distros is this PC compatible with?
TJOHO
post Jan 2 2008, 09:06 AM
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Hello all, sorry if this seems very lazy, but I've never used Linux and literally spent days researching this, so I'm getting a bit desperate...

I am thinking of buying a computer and install Linux on it - some work may be done in Linux, but most of all I am going to run various languages and flavors of WinXP in VMs on it (already doing this on an iMac with Parallels). Of course, the host OS could also be XP, but I have the impression that some Linux distros would be faster and more stable - plus I'd like to try out Linux, too!

Anyway, the computer I am trying to find out compatibility info for has these components:

Motherboard: GF7050V
CPU: Intel Quad Core Q6600 2.4G
RAM: PC2-5300
GPU: GeForce 8600 GT
HDD: Samsung Sata2
ODD: Samsung DVD-Supermulti Lightscribe

I'd be really grateful if anyone could tell me any positive or negative experiences with these components and various Linux distros.
I am thinking of a 'buntu flavor (Ubuntu or Kubuntu), but really don't know what I'm talking about here, so whatever works!

Thanks!
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post Jan 2 2008, 03:43 PM
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Fedora might be a good choice - There is quite a lot of software available (for instance, flash player and adobe reader are available as RPM) and it is aimed at more professional users than Ubuntu which seems to be geared towards home users - Fedora certainly has some nice development tools.

Fedora/Ubuntu both have large user communities though, so whichever one you choose there should be plenty of resources to help you.

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