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    Having trouble choosing a Distro? Read This!!

    Then look no further!!

    http://www.zegeniestudios.net/ldc/index.php

    That there link will ask you a series of questions, about yourself and what you want to be able to accomplish with Linux. It will then present you with a distro IT thinks its most suitable for your needs.

    Credit where credit's due, thanks to Liam858 for this find!!

    Good luck!

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    Not bad, came back with mepis for me so i guess it works
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    Hi ... Thats funny because I just installed the Linux system for the very first time , I am a total beginner with this system , The codes are driving me nuts here Though I did do the test twice because I want to see what it would show for the text over graphical , Any ways the funny part was , I installed the Ubuntu and thats what the test show for my liken too , I did the installement first before taking the test , Now when I did the test for the graphical interface ? It choose for me Mandriva but I like the Slax 5.7 better ...

    http://distrowatch.com/

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    HI,

    Haven't tried the test but I have found the distro that seems to fit my needs. Xandros is so close to windows, Desktop that is, that the things you would do in windows, you can do in Xandros even to useing MS office. so try the test. If I were to do it now I would most likely load the test to favor Xandros anyway.

    Linux is getting better and must more understandable and now you don't have to use the command line much at all, unless you want to that is.

    linux is fun for me now even through I am a beginner in linux.

    cheers mac
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    How to Download Linux

    Hello,

    I took the test (evaluation) and it seems that I would be best suited to Mandriva Linux. I tried going to the link shown but somehow I cannot get to the right download location.

    Can someone please straighten me out? I seem to be going in circles. For now I would be content with the free version of Mandriva so that I can try it out. I have a P4 computer so I suppose I have 32-bit processing capability.

    By the way, I do not need the software on a CD. Is it possible for me to download directly to my hard drive?

    Thanks.

    Hope to get someone's advice.

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    Hi

    You should be able to download it from here

    http://www.mandriva.com/en/download/free
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    I got 1 match

    "Mandriva"

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    The test came up with Suse for me.

    I have an old dell Inspiron laptop, 7500, Pentium III, 450mhz, with a 4.2GB HD, running windows 2000.

    I only want to use the laptop for web browsing & maybe basic office type apps (Open Office), is the spec sufficient for this????



    Many thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilf
    The test came up with Suse for me.

    I have an old dell Inspiron laptop, 7500, Pentium III, 450mhz, with a 4.2GB HD, running windows 2000.

    I only want to use the laptop for web browsing & maybe basic office type apps (Open Office), is the spec sufficient for this????



    Many thanks
    It won't be the fastest thing around, but it should be capable of running Suse. I have an old Pavilion 4435 with a 400MHz Celeron and 3.? GB hard drive that has run Suse, Ubuntu, and an old Mandrake (now Mandriva) distro just fine.

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    Thanks for the reply.

    Am about to download the software from

    http://software.opensuse.org/

    but noticed that the file is 4.1GB.....when I install it on my old Dell will I have enough space??? (HDD is c. 4.2GB)


    Wilf

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    Give it a try and see, you've got nothing to lose. If you're given more than one installation option, use the one that lets Suse automatically partition the hard drive and see what happens. (4.1GB is bigger than I remember.)

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    The DVD Will have all software available but if you do a selective installation and remove many of the packages you don't use, you should get OpenSuse10.x to use up about 2GB max. It will fit on that machine but does the machine even have a DVD-Rom drive? Do you have a DvD Burner?

    Go for the CD install instead.
    Base CDs (choose one)
    CD-KDE (695 MB)
    or
    CD-GNOME (665 MB)
    Plus
    Add-On CD (optional)
    Non-Open Source Software (476 MB)
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    Methinks that the original link needs to be updated...
    Cheers.

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    just now i installed linux. UI is very good. Need to start learning on linux. Link gives more insight on linux. Thanks for the link

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    Welcome to Vdr my friend

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