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    help choice on newbie to linux


    hey guys i am sitting a new course back at uni from my work as training promotion they have on with all staff. what i am looking for advice on is i currently have a rig that i use for testing and playing games on as my spear pc. The rig set up is

    AMD 64 3000+ on a gigabyte K8NS nforce 3 250 chipset
    Gig ddr 400, Geforce 6800 128 meg, Sound blaster live 7.1 24bit.

    i have used linux before like knoblix and that but foud it very intesteing but want to learn more

    I have xp pro sp2 on there to . what would be the best Linux distro to use on this even if it a live version, the course I am doing is Advanced multi user

    edit-- would also if i dont go down the road of a live version i would like to have a dual boot on there for windows 2

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    if i were you, i would try something debian based first.

    something like Ubuntu. I would not recommend you try fedora out first as it is buggy and will more than likely not work with the mobo (and sound for that matter).

    of course it is up to you whether you try a red-hat based distro. but i would go with Ubuntu first.

    one last thing: if you need to compile anything from source, then Ubuntu is not a good idea.

    edit: there is a live-cd version of Ubuntu available
    edit2: well done on having an NVIDIA gpu! well done!
    i, unfortunatly wasn't that smart to think of a nvidia one (check below in my sig...).
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    i was given mandrake 10.1 is that worth using at all.. ?
    i also have done the Linux Distribution Chooser quiz and it told me to use
    Mandriva which i know as the came compnay as mandrake so any good about that

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    You can try it out but i believe that you will have better support with Mandriva.

    here are some good distros - http://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=major

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    I would go for one of the 64bit ports, Debain based or Suse.
    I really need to get one of those AMD 64 systems...

    Ubuntu 64
    http://mirror.mcs.anl.gov/pub/ubuntu...tall-amd64.iso

    Debian 64
    http://www.debian.org/ports/amd64/

    Suse x86-64
    http://www.opensuse.org/Released_Version#x86-64
    far...out

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    I think that suse 10.0 or Mandriva would be my choice to use.
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    cool cheersguy would maldeva still be the same as mandrake 10.1 beacuse they only changerd there name save me downloading more

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotishhaggis
    cool cheersguy would maldeva still be the same as mandrake 10.1 beacuse they only changerd there name save me downloading more
    Mandriva is the company formed from Mandrake, Lycoris and Connectiva merging together. Their first official release is Mandriva 2005. At this point Mandriva and Mandrake are essentially the same in features, but Mandriva is the future for the company.
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    u understand that ok.. what i am askin of madrake 10.1 the same as Mandriva 2005

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotishhaggis
    u understand that ok.. what i am askin of madrake 10.1 the same as maldava 2005
    It's "Mandriva" not "maldava". And no, they're not the same. Mandriva 2005 has a newer package set than Mandrake 10.1.
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