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..
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.
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.
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
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
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...
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.
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