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Wondering if anyone can recommend what the best distribution is for the dell dimension xps t600r (bought in 2000) with the following hardware. I'm looking for something that will install ...
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- 12-06-2007 #1
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best distribution for dell dimension xps t600r?
Wondering if anyone can recommend what the best distribution is for the dell dimension xps t600r (bought in 2000) with the following hardware. I'm looking for something that will install without any compatibility/configuration headaches.
The machine will be used just for internet surfing, word processing, and email so I don't need any bells and whistles - just minimal headaches.
If anyone has actually TESTED an install on this machine that info would be GREATLY appreciated. Also please list required drivers if not included in the distribution. Thx.
System: Dell dimension xps t600r, 600 MHZ Pentium III MiniTower Base w/MMX Technology and 256K cache
Logitech MouseMan Wheel (PS/2V)
128MB SDRAM memory
Turtel Beach Montego II A3D 320V sound card
48x Max Variable CD ROM
Harman Kardon HK speakers
Conexant V.90/56K telephoney modem for Windows
17" (16.0" viewable, .28 dp) E770 monitor
32MB Diamond Viper 770D NVIDIA "Ultra" graphics card
20.4GB Ultra ATA hard drive, 7200 RPM
3.5" floppy drive
3COM US Robotics 3c905c-TXM 10/100 Remote Wake Up NIC
Canon Multipass C530 Printer/Fax/Scanner/Copier
Logitech Quickcam Express (model number N/A so here's the link to it: http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/480/3406&cl=ca,en )
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Thanks for the advice thus far. I checked out the poll. Looks like DSL is the winner, but does anyone know of a forum / website where it matches hardware to OS's?? Like - "if you use this box we've tested this distro on it and there was not one hiccup in the install".
I tried installing on another machine and configuring it was a complete nightmare. Really, I don't want to experiment with 5 separate systems, hunt around on the web for some cryptic commands to get things working, spend hours tweaking. I want to double click the EXE and have an OS that works, That's it.
- 12-06-2007 #6
Well then you should use somekind of Windows Live cd...
Oh, wait you have to Tweak that for HOURS!
Umm, well bad luck then.. ^^ since Linux doesnt have a EXE..
Well with BackTrack2 I had just everything Instantly working. Even my wifi!
BackTrack is Slax so you might want to look into that.