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Old 09-25-2012, 05:22 PM   #1
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Hi there,

I recently purchased a computer with the following specs:
3rd generation Ivy Bridge Intel i7 3770 quad core PC
Dedicated ATI RADEON HD7770 1GB Graphics Card
8GB DDR3 1333MHz Memory
1TB SATA 3 hard drive

However when ordering I forgot to include an OS. I am now abit tight for cash and I don't think I can afford Windows 7 at the moment. So I was wondering what is the best free operating system available to use with the above specs. I also have a disc with Windows XP so is that better to use than any of the free OS out there? Also, when I can afford it is Windows 7 so much better than what I can get that it is worth the ~60-70 it costs?

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Old 09-25-2012, 05:31 PM   #2
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Go with Ubuntu.
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Oh Ubuntu you are the best Linux based Operating System.

Or what is the best GUI "over" the Linux Kernel?
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If you're use to WinXP it would be best to use it until you can afford Win7. Linux has some hurdles you may not like, it can be frustrating.
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I still use XP pro on my dial-up computer, I use that for torrents.
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I use Debian. There is a learning curve but its worth it IMHO.

also http://distrowatch.com/ is a great place to see what is available
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Has anyone here heard of Zorin OS, It's based on Linux and it's free..
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Best free OS is ubuntu, i use it when windows is having promblems.
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Best free OS is ubuntu, i use it when windows is having promblems.

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Has anyone here heard of Zorin OS, It's based on Linux and it's free..
Nope, but I'm downloading it now. We'll see.
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