[NBLUG/talk] Request for hardware and distro recommendations
rhouse at sonic.net
Wed Apr 26 12:33:32 PDT 2006
I have been attending NBLUG meetings fairly regularly for some time now
(and enjoying them immensely, I must say) and I have finally decided to
get serious about Linux. I have an older machine running NT 4.0 which
I would like to turn into a Linux machine. I have a number of questions:
1. Is it even reasonable to try using this machine for Linux? Some
x86 Family 6 Model 7 Stepping 3
500 Mhz (?)
261,492 KB RAM
12 GB disk
2. If the answer to question 1 is No, please recommend what hardware I
should buy. Ideally I would prefer not to spend a ton of money, but I
want to end up with a reasonably useful system.
3. What Linux distro is recommended?
My primary aim here is to learn Linux and associated software from the
ground up from hands-on experience. I should say that I'm a software
developer who has been around since punch-card days (you know all those
old greybeards who show up at NBLUG meetings? I'm one of them) so I
have some technical background.
Any recommendations or suggestions will be appreciated.
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