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Most suitable Linux Distribution

PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2006 11:28 am
by NomberW.U.N.

I have been a long time user of Windows and want to try out Linux to see what the hype's about. I've got an old computer (Pentium 2, 128MB RAM and a 4MB Video card). And the hard drive's only 10GB.

I currently have Windows 2000 installed on the hard drive. I want to keep this and partition the hard drive so I can install Linux along with Windows 2000.

Can people please make some reccomendations on which Linux distribution would be the best. I prefer a stable operating system with good compatibality with software and especially hardware(almost all hardware in the computer's at least 5 years old).

If you post a recommendation could you please let me know the goods and the bads about the distribution?

Thanks to anyone who helps.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 11:54 pm
This really is a question that only you can answer. Distributions are all about personal preference. If you ask me Slackware would work wonderfully on that hardware but be prepared to learn if you go with Slackware. Slackware is a minimalistic distro that is not really tailored to newcomers, so if you are uncomfortable with Linux this may not be the way to go. However if you ask me the quickest way to learn Linux is to jump into the deep end and give Slackware a try. With that said if you prefer an easier distro Fedora, Ubuntu, and Mandriva seem to be popular these days.

This tool may also help you pick a distro: