Linux Virgin

  shunter02 09:33 16 May 2006

I'm currently using Linux Live running for a CD.
But which version is the best for a complete novice to run & get used to using Linux then?

I intend putting it on my laptop which is a P2 233 with 32MB RAm + 4GB HDD, which should i go for?

Has pcadvisor thought of having a cover disc with a Linux Live version on it or even a workshop on which version to use?

  martjc 09:54 16 May 2006

...a cover disk has been offered before.
As for your question: it all depends. Do you like strawberry ice cream or plain vanilla?

In my estimation, UbuntuLinux is one of the best.
If you email me via the little yellow envelope, I can supply you with both live and install versions. You can then try it out. If you like it, install it - it's fairly simple. If not, just dump it.

There are a wealth of different flavours of Linux. Try a few of them!

  iambeavis 10:30 16 May 2006

With 32MB of ram, you may be better off looking at ubuntulite - click here

or Damn Small Linux - click here

or Puppy Linux - click here

I started with ubuntu but found it a bit slow with only 128 MB of ram so I installed Xubuntu, which is ubuntu with a lighter, faster d/e and everything is now A1.

  iambeavis 10:33 16 May 2006

I forgot to mention that the major drawback to a HD install of Damn Small Linux is that it gives you no option other than to use a United States layout keyboard.

  dth 15:48 16 May 2006

Puppy Linux sounds a good choice with it being such an old p/c.

  shunter02 18:02 16 May 2006

Cheers for all of those ideas :-)

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