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Can anyone please recommend a distro?

Postby drt » Sat Jul 30, 2005 5:16 pm

Hi

I was wondering if anyone could please recommend me a Linux distro to use?

I have an AMD 64 3000 processor, running on an K8NS Pro motherboard, with 512mb RAM.

I don't use my computer as a server, so need something which is quick to load on startup. I currently run FC3 which takes about five minutes to boot up to the desktop, which is too long.

I'm not a complete Linux novice, but wouldn't say I was a power-user, either. I prefer the Gnome desktop, and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions as to the best distro I could install?

Many thanks in advance for your help!

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RE: Can anyone please recommend a distro?

Postby coolclassic » Sat Jul 30, 2005 6:33 pm

Why not try Ubuntu. I use Kubuntu which favours KDE. Ubuntu is fast loading and easy to config down loads are a singe using synaptic or even apt from command line. Have a look at there forums if you don't believe me.
http://ubuntuforums.org/
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RE: Can anyone please recommend a distro?

Postby bigbee » Sat Jul 30, 2005 9:45 pm

Maybe if you disable some of the services that startup at boottime you can speed up your boot-time.

Maybe you can try out debian (or one of its offspring) which let you install a minimalistic system (which can be expanded at your needs) instead of an all-in-one-preconfigured distro like RH, SuSE or Mandriva.
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RE: Can anyone please recommend a distro?

Postby jer1ch0 » Sat Jul 30, 2005 10:35 pm

I second Ubuntu. It's got Gnome, that you want, Synaptic package management - excellent; Aand excellent help at the Ubuntu forums.
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RE: Can anyone please recommend a distro?

Postby RD » Sat Jul 30, 2005 10:46 pm

I like mandrake though at the mo its giving me a head ach with the microphone but other than that its all good :D
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RE: Can anyone please recommend a distro?

Postby drt » Sun Jul 31, 2005 5:24 pm

Thanks for all your help, I will try Ubuntu as suggested, and let you know how I get on.
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RE: Can anyone please recommend a distro?

Postby marco.auer » Wed Aug 24, 2005 12:21 pm

I would also go for Ubuntu. It is easy to use and can be very powerful.
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