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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 3 2008, 08:25 PM
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You can get Linux into anything if you try hard enough... System reqs aren't usually a problem though. The only real problem comes when you have very new or very old hardware that doesn't have any Linux drivers. Most computers that you can buy should be ok though - If not you can always send it back smile.gif


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