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First of all, I'm completelty new to Linux and Fedora. I probably wouldn't even know what Fedora is if I didn't have to buy a new license for XP. I ...
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    Which Fedora is right for me?


    First of all, I'm completelty new to Linux and Fedora. I probably wouldn't even know what Fedora is if I didn't have to buy a new license for XP. I started looking at it, and Fedora looks better than XP, and for like under $20. I just don't know which one I should get. I don't mind at all the like $10 difference between any of them, Its just that there are so many, and I just want the best one with all the best features. Does it have anything to do with my laptop? Because the Fedora Core 9 Source DVD looks the best, but I saw something about the 6 CD being easier. I'm running currently running on an average to good XP laptop, and XP is making it suck. So, any help you can give is greatly appriciated.

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    Welcome to the forums!

    It's certainly nice to have a DVD with a full distro on it, but if you should ever need to install it on a machine without a DVD player, there's a hurdle that must be overcome. If you have a fast internet connection, you can download either, or both, for free.
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    First, thanks for responding. I do have a CD/DVD reader, so I'm guessing the DVD would be the easiest. Just one other problem, I don't know which DVD I need. I don't know if I'm running on a x86 based system, a x86_64 based system, or a normal one... Whatever that is. I have a pretty good, but pretty cheap IBM Thinkpad, if that helps.

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    If you are currently running Windows, you should be able look at your system information from within Windows to see what architecture you have.

    In Linux, you can go to a terminal and run any or all of the following commands to get various information about your system:

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    uname -r
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    uname -a
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    cat /proc/version
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    Well, I still don't exactly know which one my system is, so, here you go.
    Image of My system information - Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

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    That appears to be a 32-bit processor.
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    OK, so I looked at the picture and it says that I'm running a X86 based PC, so I guess that means the Fedora Core 9 i386 DVD is right for me?

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    That's correct.

    Hope you have fun with it.
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