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    Which distro should I choose?

    My spec:
    Laptop Asus G1s
    Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2GHz
    RAM 3GB
    NVIDIA GeForce 8600m GT
    Realtek RTL8168/8111

    What do I need it for?
    Nothing special. Internet, maybe video and programming (c++, java, scheme, php & mySQL, ada95 ) for sure. But I would like to run kde with compiz and compiz-fusion on it.
    I also don't want to struggle with installing many drivers (especially had problems with GeForce and RTL) and have a quite easy access to both window and text mode.
    I'm new to Linux so don't want something too difficult.

    Thanks for all help in advance.

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    Nov 2007
    Well, thats the most asked question.
    With new hardware, it should be one of the ditris with recent releases, or regular udates. Perhaps openSuSE or the newer *Ubuntus. But that depends: If you are ready to invest some time, and get to know your OS a bit it should be another distri. Somethng like Arch, Debian, perhaps Gentoo

    Perhaps you can start here:
    zegenie Studios Linux Distribution Chooser


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    Look at the "Which Distro?" link.
    Registered Linux user #270181

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