06-07-2006 09:26 AM
I would appreciate any recommendations as to which distribution works best with this hardware.
Thanks in advance
06-07-2006 05:03 PM
Either you can go for fedora porject or Suse Linux distro. Since you need a desktop version, these two are the most suited one for your use.
06-07-2006 05:59 PM
Red Hat, if you are willing to pay.
Fedora Core 5 if not willing to pay.
Centos, if you want RH Enterprise but don't want to pay.
Ubuntu has great hardware support and is not RH based.
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06-07-2006 06:03 PM
06-08-2006 01:42 AM
The other thing is that, in this organization (a sea of MS users) I *am* the Linux guru. "In the land of the blind..."
What I has looking for were people's experiences installing and using Linux with this hardware combo (dc7600 with the HP1955 display). I have used Linux sucessfully for several years on my old I*M hardware.
I will keep trying, in the meantime I 'm stuck in XP land. and XP is the face I'm making!
06-08-2006 02:41 AM
FC5 is my favorite, with SuSE 10.1 as a close second. FC5 suports my HP R707 camera (the subject of an earlier thread) and SuSE doesn't.
Consider carefully how much security (or paranoia) you want during install. For a home user "selinux" can be a pain, the firewall is good for the internet, but annoying on a LAN, and when setting up the soundcard there is a security feature you might want to turn off if you want more than one person to be able to use the mixer. (I forget what it's called, but there is only one such feature on by default.)
06-08-2006 02:48 AM
My question is, though, what specifically (as in what tasks and programs) do you wish to do with said linux box?
06-08-2006 03:16 AM
06-08-2006 03:20 AM
06-09-2006 08:39 PM
You can also download from there and get instruction for installation. I think you will see why Ubuntu is the number 1 Linux OS on distrowatch.com.
01-09-2007 03:25 AM
02-28-2007 09:11 AM
Thanks for all the posts everyone, the input was appreciated.