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Dj - Immy Oct 25, 2006, 08:08pm EDT Report Abuse
Hi there all been really busy so not been able to post or anything ive been given a gericom laptop which has a spec of Intel Celeron 900mhz with a 10gb hdd and 128mb ram the model number for it from what i can tell is n340s8.

so just wondering which version of linux would be the best version of linux to put on this laptop ive been told to install fredora but still wondering will this laptop run it and which version should i use..

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Rory Witham Oct 25, 2006, 08:51pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Which Version Of Linux To Use
Ive ran that core on laptops, If youre not into linux, you may find Suse Pretty easy to get on with and even update.
Just make sure that your network card will work with the linux, if not download some and then install it.


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Wildwood Oct 25, 2006, 09:53pm EDT Report Abuse
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I would go with SuSe Linux also. Easy to install and update. Lots of drivers available. I don't run Linux anymore. Got that out of my system. I ran Red Hat, Suse, Caldera. They were all OK. But Suse was the easiest to install and set up.


8o8 Oct 25, 2006, 10:06pm EDT Report Abuse
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yeah suse is pretty good and easy..but i rather have ubuntu 6.06lt to me its easier than suse..but i still am a newbie with linux lol..i to is ganna get a laptop from mybosss a sony vaio with a pentium 4 512mb ram ganna put linux on that thing lol once i get it

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_MD_ Oct 26, 2006, 11:54am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Which Version Of Linux To Use
Indeed, SuSE is the most user-friendly distro... however, if you really want to learn linux, you should throw a Slackware on your laptop. Slackware is as hardcore linux as there can be (it's mostly CLI based). I started with Slackware, didn't have support for most of my hardware, so had to compile all the custom drivers.
So... IMO it looks cool when you work in CLI mode (and with good distro) on your laptop in front of your friends... =P
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Dj - Immy Oct 26, 2006, 11:55am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Which Version Of Linux To Use
which version of suse would you reccomend downloading

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Dj - Immy Oct 26, 2006, 11:58am EDT Report Abuse
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it would also need to be cd based as this laptop does not have a dvd rom drive

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Oct 26, 2006, 11:58am EDT Report Abuse
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For a beginner, SuSE would be a fine choice. Slackware is indeed hardcore, but if you can't hack the command line, you aren't really learning Linux IMO... not that you have to live in the command-line, but if you only know how to use X and never touch the terminal... that's no fun at all...

Dj - Immy Oct 26, 2006, 12:03pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Which Version Of Linux To Use
all i really need linux for is just to gain some experiance on the os as its unix based

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_MD_ Oct 26, 2006, 12:07pm EDT Report Abuse
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Then for sure you will benefit from starting with SuSE.
And yes, you can get it on cds (takes about 5 cds I think)

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Dj - Immy Oct 26, 2006, 12:08pm EDT Report Abuse
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cheers

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some guy Nov 08, 2006, 12:26am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Which Version Of Linux To Use
Use Gentoo.

Jarret M. Nov 20, 2006, 04:24pm EST Report Abuse
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This thread is a little old but thought I'd post too. I use Slackware 10.2 on my server, and Slackware 11 on my laptop. I find it quite easy to use, but that's my opinion. If you want to learn Unix, I suggest Slackware as its as close to Unix as you can get. Its Install is quite easy, and just by setting it up, and getting everything running, you'll have a good general understanding of Linux, and have a good base of Unix commands.

BoT Nov 20, 2006, 04:41pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Which Version Of Linux To Use
if you need a live version go with ubuntu live or knoppix

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Adam Kolak Nov 20, 2006, 04:59pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Which Version Of Linux To Use
Anything free is good. Paying for Linux is dumb. Fedora Core, Open SuSE, and Ubuntu are all free. I prefer GNOME over KDE because I think it gives more of a "linux feel".

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8o8 Nov 20, 2006, 10:59pm EST Report Abuse
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right now im using fedora core 6 right now its updating.. i just downloaded knopoix 5.01 ganan try that out later on this week also downloaded and burnd ubuntu 6.10 thas not bad just like ubunu 6.06 ..i do have a cd with slackware and bunch of other distros it came with this 20 dollar book about linux lol

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