another choosing a distro thread
I have used Mandrake and Mandriva for about 3 years now for my server and love it. I just purchased a gateway laptop its a T-1625 with AMD64x2 chip and ATi graphics card. I want to dual boot Linux on it and am thinking of trying a new version (maybe fedora or Ubuntu) I will be using it mostly for school and to play around with linux. Wine is one of the programs I am most excieted to try out. Dose anyone have any recomendations on what distro I should try? I hear Ununtu has a lot of advantages for laptops but I also hear Fedora has a larger community. I'm very new to using Linux for anything other than a web server so any help would be greatly apreaceated. Oh, should I use a 64 or 32 bit copy?
Thanks for any advice