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Mike Firkser
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I'm looking for a good version or flavor of Linux to learn about it at home. I have a Compac PC that runs on Windows 98, that I will probably want to use. It has about 30 GB avail hard drive space and about 180 MB RAM.

Thanks in advance for the help.
 
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Do you mean dist? From what you said I suppose you are a beginner. I strongly recommend Mandrake. The currently version is 10.1. You may try to download it from www.mandrakelinux.com. If, unfortunately Mandrake doesn't support your motherboard, try SuSE 9.2 pro. It has decent help documentation and very good for learners. Since the configuration of your machine is kinda old, you may also try RedHat 9. (Never try to use Fedora Core 2, you don't want to pull your hair out...)

Do a quick google you'll find hundreds of excellent online linux communities, hang out at somewhere you like and learn from the hackers.

If then you became linux addicted, you may want to try out Debian or Gentoo, or even move to BSD...


Good Luck,
Ellen
[ December 10, 2004: Message edited by: Ellen Zhao ]
 
Mike Firkser
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Yes, I did mean distribution--my mind drew a blank while I was testing.

Thanks for the help.
 
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