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I took the test on http://www.zegeniestudios.net/ldc/in...firsttime=true It pulled up Mandravia and SuSE I want to have Linux dual boot with XP Home. I am going to use for my home ...
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    Smile A couple questions about choosing m distro


    I took the test on http://www.zegeniestudios.net/ldc/in...firsttime=true

    It pulled up Mandravia and SuSE

    I want to have Linux dual boot with XP Home.
    I am going to use for my home PC for entertainment(IM, Media, Surfing, ect.)
    I hardly know anything about linux(I love KNOPPIX)
    I have two hard drives.(both 160gb)
    My specs are:
    Pentium 4 3.06 GHz
    512 RAM

    Which one is best for me?

    Thanks for your time!

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    Welcome to the forums, jhons1!

    You really should try both, because nobody here can say for sure which one is the best for you. Try one for a few weeks, then try the other to see which one suits your own needs and tastes.

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    Your specs are high enough for any distribution.

    I have to say that I'm not a big fan of this distribution-test. It only includes the big distributions, and it doesn't ask about what the user really wants.

    I hear that suse doesn't include support for mp3 etc... so I think it is a bad choice for someone who wants an entertainment system.

    I know there are distributions especially for multimedia purposes, so you probably want one of them. I don't need it so I've never tried it, but there are a lot of specialists here, so I think they can help you better than me.

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    It is very easy to add multimedia support to both distros. Like ozar said, try both .

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    Is their a guide about dual booting with 2 drives? If so, can someone point me to a guide?

    Also, when i install linux- what about drivers? Will they be transferred also?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhons1
    Is their a guide about dual booting with 2 drives? If so, can someone point me to a guide?
    Sure, they're posted over all the web. Here's one of you, but there are plenty of others:


    http://www.geocities.com/epark/linux...w2k-HOWTO.html

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    Here's a Google link that will get you some more...

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&l...to&btnG=Search

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    Hey there and welcome 2 the forums!

    Like everyone else has suggested, either one of those distros will be fine, but questions like "will this distro be fine for me" or "I need a distro for a pc with these specs" get very annoying and are most likely already answered in the forums. Use distrowatch and google as your main resources for finding good linux distros. You should be fine with those distros though.

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