Linux version for me
Posted 13 October 2004 - 03:38 AM
AMD Athlon 64 3000+
GIGABYTE "GA-K8NS PRO" nForce3 250 Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket 754 CPU
512 MB Ram(going for 1gb when i get the money)
progs i will be using: winex(for gaming aka counterstrike for me) will most likely be play cs ALOT, wine, want to have a good connection with internet, Firefox, download prog(gIFT), gAIM, probably be listening to music alot.
If you could help me out thx, i was thinking about getting gentoo or slackware but not sure if it would fit good, and using gnome desktop with fluxbox
Posted 13 October 2004 - 04:39 AM
Posted 13 October 2004 - 04:41 AM
I always recommend Debian but lately I've been enjoying ubuntu and recomending it to people who ask. I've never used winex so I can't comment on that. I find it much easier just having a dual boot system for gaming. ubuntu has all the apps you'll need and the ease of apt for pkg management. Gentoo is great you just need some time to set it up. I've used Slack and I'm not a big fan. I've never bothered with fedora because after my expierence with Mandrake I just don't like RPM distros.
Fedora has a lot of support here so you will find lots of friendly advice if you choose fedora. Any linux distro will give you what you want just and all have advatages and disadvantages you just got to find what fits your style best. For me it's Debian/sid for you it may be gentoo. Try a couple different ones and see what ya like. There are some great people on here never be afraid to ask questions even if you think they are dumb. We we're all newbies once.
Posted 13 October 2004 - 05:22 AM
gentoo is fast and good but is a pain to setup
id recommend trying ubuntu i beleive they just came out with a live cd
Posted 13 October 2004 - 06:07 AM
I've been playing Team Fortress via the new Steam servers under Fedora Core 1 and Suse Professional 9.1, and it plays as well under Linux using Winex3/Cedega as under Windows. I've not played Counter Strike, but understand it plays about as well.
Also, while checking out Desktop Environments, have a look at IceWM. It's as fast or faster than Fluxbox, and is highly configurable.