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    Some help for a newbie


    I'm looking to start my foot into the world of linux, since I have an older pc ( pent 2 processor) I'm wondering what distro of linux I should go for. I'm looking for the the os to be able to do programing of C, C++, and php. Also be able to run a small website from the pc, at this moment I have fedora core 6 on cds and when my uncle heard that I was looking into linux he gave me a copy of red hat enterprise linux WS version 3. So I'm wondering what os should I install onto the pc and any helpful tips would be great as well.

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    Welcome to the forums!

    Check out this poll for favorite distro for older/weaker hardware:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/cof...re-2008-a.html

    If you want to know more about getting started with Linux, you can check the link in my signature.

    Have fun with Linux, and don't hesitate to post new threads with any new questions.
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    sorry it's not a pentium 2 it's a 3 800 hz, has 1 gb of ram, 80 gb hdd, and an nvidia fx 5000 256 of video ram

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gagnerants View Post
    sorry it's not a pentium 2 it's a 3 800 hz, has 1 gb of ram, 80 gb hdd, and an nvidia fx 5000 256 of video ram
    Check this poll for favorite distro for new linux users:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/cof...rs-2008-a.html
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    So any advise on kind of software I should use for what I want to do stick with what comes with the os or should I get opensource? Because if I should stick what comes with the os I'll probaly go with the enterprise linux

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    Generally speaking, you can install pretty much any Linux app on any distribution. Some distros make installations easier than others, and some apps come aleady packaged for certain distros.

    Check this link for some of the various development packages that you might be interested in:

    Development | Linux App Finder
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