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    installing linux in an Compaq Armada 1560dm


    Could some body make a recommendation about wich linux version is better in my computer, and is safe?

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    That's not possible, since there isn't really a distributions that is "the best" one. Every one has its own advantages and disadvantages, so it depends on what you want. Do you want an easy-to-use system, a system that's easy to install, a highly customizable system, a lightweight system, a good looking system, etc.?

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    about installing

    well first to learn i wish a easy to install system

    but finally I be really happy with a good looking and completely functional lightweight system. My laptop have a good monitor and I am plastic surgeon, then finally I want a system that be usefull with photography and I want to use the mousepad, the IR port, CD-ROM, and all the ports, connect my palm, may be I am dreaming but I have faith is possible.

    thanks for answer soon, I will be waiting your answer

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    How much RAM and HD space do you have, and what frequency does it run at?

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    my laptop

    My laptop:

    80MB ram
    3 GB HD space
    163MHZ CPU processor (Pentium MMX)

    CD Rom matshita UJDA 120
    modem 560cl (compaq armada)
    pcmcia socket cardbus texas instruments pci-113
    video

    Chips and Technologies Video Driver

    thanks

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    To be honest, I was hoping for anyone else to take over here now that you've provided some information, since I've only used RedHat.
    Anyway, that doesn't seem to happen. It's a good thing that you have a lot of RAM. However, I wouldn't recommend RedHat 8 for you, since it would feel best if you had more hard drive. You could try, though, but it probably won't run too fast (note, however, that I'm not sure). Although I don't like recommending an older version (due to security issues), I still thing RedHat 7.1 would be the best for that computer.

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    I would use debian on it.

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    ive got redhat 8 on a 233 w 198 MB of ram and it does pretty well.. openoffice is nastily slow, and mozilla takes afew seconds, but it IS a 233 so..
    majorwoo

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    my linux versions

    I have in my hands
    Red Hat 6.0 and Corel linux OS

    and 'magazine versions' of
    rock linux, slackware and easeware365
    I'll check the number of the versions and I'll post it in a hour
    of cours the install instructions are minimal (and for rock linux are less than minimal)

    of course the most complete version in my hands is Red Hat 6.0 because was bought by a friend (2 cds 1 diskette) 1 cd of applications. and the books: getting started guide and installation guide

    The Corel linux OS version comes with a book called 'Domine Corel Linux'
    (Dominate corel linux) is only 1 CD
    http://alfaomega.com.mx/shopsite_sc/...roduct431.html

    I really apreciate your attention

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    if you intend to do anything remotely useful with your laptop dont install anything that old... at least get into the redhat 7.X series...

    free downloads, get a friend with a cable modem/cdr to make them for you

    www.linuxiso.org
    majorwoo

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