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Thread: which distro?

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  1. #1
    Linux Newbie
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Looe, Cornwall UK

    which distro?

    after being continualy p***** off with windozes' "this program has performed an ......" messages i have decided to give it the boot and just keep linux, but i am unsure which distro and what version to go with.
    my redhat 9 shrike is painfully slow on a medocino AKA celeron 333 with 64 mb ram (groan) system.
    i need a distro which is; fast, app loaded, easy to install, and easy to maintain (which will be a welcome change from microslop's windoze 98% annoying)
    any advise would be GREAT as i don't want to have to venture into windoze EVER AGAIN!!!!!!
    by the way it will have to be able to run winodows' apps through wine at a decent speed.
    Cry out for freedom! Cry out for Linux!

  2. #2
    hehehe.. . with those specs you gave, i once installed Red Hat Linux 6.1, with X running at a fairly decent speed. just at par with the windows 95/98 at that time. or was it? hmmmm.. . it was even a Cyrix 300, yes.

    you could have any distro run very fast before you could say "gill bates" without X running. i have Red Hat 9 too ,now, X and all, and i only have a 0.75 Ghz for a CPU, with 256mb of DDRAM.

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  3. #3
    Just Joined!
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    May 2004
    Northwestern New Jersey
    well, personally i've used every Windows from 3.1-2k3 Server, so i've seen them all really, but my absolute first one was 98 on my first box. 350mhz PII 64mb SDRAM PC100 I believe,8gb hd, 40x cd rom, i believe the Abit-BH6 board, some crap video card, and probably some crap sound too. Now it's straight Gentoo on this box, which is AthlonXP 2200+ 512mb DDR pc2100 40gb hdd, 40x cd writer, 16x dvd rom, a Soltek board, GeForce FX 5600 Ultra, and an SBLive! 512.

    Interesting/drastic change from 4 years huh?

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  5. #4
    I first used Win95 only because I didn't know about any other oses becides win and mac ....I like red hat....

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