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Old 08-29-2005, 12:56 PM   #1
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I am a home Pc user, i want to put linux on my laptop, what is the best FREE verison for this?


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Old 08-29-2005, 04:00 PM   #3
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Gentoo dave....gentoo. if you want an easier installation than use ubuntu.
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gr8 thnx im gonna try ubunto first, but what are teh advantages of gentoo?
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Old 08-30-2005, 03:29 PM   #5
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Gentoo dave....gentoo. if you want an easier installation than use ubuntu.
hey, dya know a place i can download that...?
i know about http://linuxiso.org
but are there any other sources??
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Old 08-30-2005, 04:17 PM   #6
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http://ubuntu.hands.com/releases/hoary/

thats were i got mine from works fine.
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I've used Ubuntu 5.04 before on my laptop, which has a VIA C3 CPU, meaning that i had compatibility issues with Fedora, so i'd say you can rely on it for almost any machine.

Programs are easy to install on it too, so it's quite a good distro for beginners, but Linspire was better imo, however, that costs a hell of a lot of money, so i wouldn't go for that.
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my laptop is only a dell 600mhz should it run ok on it?
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If it does run a little slow on that machine you should change to another window manager, specifically a more light weight window manager such as fluxbox or enlightenment.
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Well, Ubuntu, although slightly slow, was extremely stable, on my VIA C3 Nehemiah 1.2GHz 240MB RAM laptop, so i think you might just get by.
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