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I am wanting to install Gentoo Linux on my laptop, but I don't know what copy to download. My laptop specs are: Intel Pentium 3 processor 498 MHz and 128 ...
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    I am wanting to install Gentoo Linux on my laptop, but I don't know what copy to download. My laptop specs are:
    Intel Pentium 3 processor
    498 MHz
    and 128 MB of RAM

    So, what copy would be right for my laptop out of these:
    alpha amd64 hppa ia64 ppc (32 bit) ppc64 sparc64 x86

    Thanks in advance!

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    Dude you need x86. With those specs I would advise avoiding kde or gnome, fluxbox or xfce might be more suited to your machine.
    Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monday90
    Dude you need x86. With those specs I would advise avoiding kde or gnome, fluxbox or xfce might be more suited to your machine.
    Hope this helps.
    Thanks! I was going to download the x86 version, but I wanted to make sure.

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    I would also avoid a distro like Gentoo if you are new to Linux, Gentoo is intented for developers and advanced/experienced users

    SuSE, Fedora, Ubuntu, and a long etc may be better
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