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Hey everyone, looks like finally ive decided that linux is definatley the way forward, and i hope maybee you can point me in the right direction in to choosing an operating system and so on that best suits my hardware. Regards L150 :blink:

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welcome to the forums

 

what type of hardware do you have ?

 

cheers

 

anyweb

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Here is my current spec for my system: [note] im not shore on what mother board :o It's a laptop.

 

Harddrive: 40GB

Processor: P4 2.48GHZ

Ram: 248MB

DVD/RW

CD/RW

 

That's about all i know from looking in CP , what would you recommend for me im as new as they come for linux with the above system specifications :D

regards L150

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Also i will be looking to connect through the internet using a wireless usb network adaptor provided by netgear is it possible to get this configured to linux as it depends its windows software to work?

 

If this is not possible i shall run an Rj45 straight from my router to my laptop. if that would still work which i belive would.

 

Other than that i'm greatfull for any help you offer me regards L150 B)

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Hey,

Thanks for the help anyweb on the selection, I have heard problems with LAG with this distro :o But i just dont no who to beleive can you confirm it for me?

Also Is it hard for connetivity to the internet? regards L150

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nop, i have it on my P3 laptop, forgot the cpu's GHz, but it's between 2.5-7.. gnome (the graphical user interface) runs smoothly and pretty fast, oh, and that's with 512 MB of RAM, it realy depends on your RAM+CPU.. and you could use a lightweight GUI like blackbox or fluxbox.

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nop, i have it on my P3 laptop,  forgot the cpu's GHz, but it's between 2.5-7.. gnome (the graphical user interface) runs smoothly and pretty fast, oh, and that's with 512 MB of RAM, it realy depends on your RAM+CPU.. and you could use a lightweight GUI like blackbox or fluxbox.

 

What would you say is the minimum of ram? before lagging? im running 256mb what you think? regards L150 :huh:

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Hey everyone, looks like finally ive decided that linux is definatley the way forward, and i hope maybee you can point me in the right direction in to choosing an operating system and so on that best suits my hardware. Regards L150  :blink:

i had never even seen any rig running linux befor i i tryed dabien sarge and it installed w/o a hitch :) there is also a grate how-to at www.aboutdabien.com or .net (i cant remember) that tells you how to set up a ton of servers. sence i got it i have started a small network on a bunch of old PC's all with Intell P2's and 3's and im running a ftp, web and e-mail servers on them.i haven't seen anyother distro other than knopix (wich is dabien based) but i am in love :P .

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nop, i have it on my P3 laptop,  forgot the cpu's GHz, but it's between 2.5-7.. gnome (the graphical user interface) runs smoothly and pretty fast, oh, and that's with 512 MB of RAM, it realy depends on your RAM+CPU.. and you could use a lightweight GUI like blackbox or fluxbox.

 

What would you say is the minimum of ram? before lagging? im running 256mb what you think? regards L150 :huh:

sorry i took so long to reply, didn't notice there were new posts.

256 MB of RAM is the recommended amount for the graphical fedora install the minimum amount for a graphical install is 192 MB, take a look at the fedora core 4 release notes.

These numbers are taken from the release notes of the fedora core 4 distro.

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