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#1 Prophet

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Posted 31 October 2002 - 12:24 AM

I am wanting to ditch the MS crap on my computer.

I am a fairly quick learner and want to learn Linux.

I have an old PIII 450, 512 megs of ram, 60 gig drive, GeForce II MX-400 64meg video card. This is the computer I would like to learn Linux on.

What distro would be good to learn off of, and would run decently on this computer? :blink:

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

My first attempt at Linux was over a year ago, and really didn't go well due to just lack of understanding of the user levels. I think I have got those fixed up and I can compile things.

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Posted 31 October 2002 - 12:39 AM

I would recommend Mandrake 9.0. Very user-friendly, and should work fine on that box.

#3 watts3000

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Posted 01 November 2002 - 09:08 AM

I would recommend Mandrake 9.0. Very user-friendly, and should work fine on that box.

Ditto. Hook it up w/ MDK 9.0 and you should have a wonderful time this time around.