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    Linux Gurus,

    This is another newbie on board . I have been reading stories and thinking of moving to Linux from windows world to get some taste of it. I think I have some time to learn and feel the Linux. But I have few questions regarding which distribution should I install and some network related questions.

    1. I am planning to install Linux (I do not know which distribution) on AMD Athlon 1000. Will it work?
    2. Which distribution should I use?
    3. Can I access Linux box from Windows using a laptop for some file sharing?

    I greatly appreicate your help on this.

    Thanks in advance.

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    1 )should work,also depends on ram, min of 256mb for newer distros

    2 )check out distrowatch.com gives loads of info

    3 )yes you can, you can use samba,nfs, ssh etc.

    main thing is,be patient,linux is a fairly steep learning curve . if in doubt ask. thats what this community is good for. and have a great time using linux & don't get too frustrated.
    ( hopefully i haven't put you off )

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    Quote Originally Posted by deltaflyer
    1 )should work,also depends on ram, min of 256mb for newer distros

    2 )check out distrowatch.com gives loads of info

    3 )yes you can, you can use samba,nfs, ssh etc.

    main thing is,be patient,linux is a fairly steep learning curve . if in doubt ask. thats what this community is good for. and have a great time using linux & don't get too frustrated.
    ( hopefully i haven't put you off )



    have fun
    andy

    Thanks deltaflyer.

    No, you did not put me off. I expected that for a newbie. I have 256mb ram. Okay, let me check distrowatch.com and come back for any questions.

    Thanks for your response.

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    you could also try taking the which distro is right for me test.

    Also, to get a first taste of linux, you could try a livecd based distro such as Knoppix, advantage is it runs off the RAM and you don't have to install it to the hard drive.
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    Hey there sktechnical! Every couple of months Linux Format Magazine (i think thats the one??) puts out a special issue featuring one Linux distrobution. The last one was Mandriva; it was great because it contained all the install cd's as well as a magazine devoted to the whole process of installing, setting up, and configuring in distro. And these forums are a great way to learn alot about linux.. Good luck!!

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    Go to distrowatch, check out the the most popular 100 distro's (on the right hand side of the site) and research one you think you could install. Just keep reading, researching and googling.

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    Thank you guys. Information is very helpful.

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