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    Question Which Distribution should i use?


    I have an Intel Pentium 4 pc with the hardware listed below, I was wondering which would be the best for someone who's not exactly novice but not an expert either. I would like to have an installation as painless as possible, i know that may be hard and I am willing to endure some things but I just would like something that is compatible with my hardware or where i may be able to find drivers semi- easily

    I have
    NVidia Quadro4 700 XGL video card this is AGP
    Realtek RT8139 on board LAN
    Realtek AC'97 audio ( with soundmax) Also on board
    I also have a usb mouse

    I hope this is enough to get some help, I tried to be as descriptive as possible ( i got all the info above from device manager)

    Thanks in advance for the help
    -Sorch

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    ...for someone who's not exactly novice but not an expert either. I would like to have an installation as painless as possible,
    Hi and welcome!

    I particularly would suggest you trying Mint, along with some other OS.
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    Thanks for the info. I do have a question. I actually wound up going with open suse, but I am unable to find a video driver for my nvidia card. can anyone help with that?

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    It's been a number of years since I ran SuSE but remember it has its own video card utility which should be in your utilities menu. You can configure Nvidia cards from it to use 3D acceleration.
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    Welcome to the forum. If you want to search for different linux distro's, try distrowatch.com. You can search by different needs, or by most popular. Each distro has a brief description and a download link.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sorch View Post
    I have an Intel Pentium 4 pc . . .
    Thanks in advance for the help
    -Sorch
    Which P4 and how much RAM of what type (i.e. PC2700) ?
    What do you want -- eye candy or speed?

    But, then again, it sounds like you've already made up your mind . . .

    why ask?

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