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Old December 28, 2009, 10:56 AM
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Default Introducing myself to Linux

Got a little extra money duying christmas time, decided to buy myself a small ssd (ssd now 40gb) and put it in my Eeepc 1000ha to start playing with linux.

Browsed the forums a little and saw i could install Ubutun, the Asus eee Ubuntu or Slackware/SlackEee.

What are you opinions aobut which OS i could install first and play with?

My priority is using wireless internet easily, considering i'll use it in my university mostly.
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Old December 28, 2009, 11:00 AM
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Ubuntu may be a good starting distro of linux to use. It should have full wireless support, i know it did for dlink wireless g/g+ when i last used it a year or two ago, by now they should have wireless n support.
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Old December 28, 2009, 11:20 AM
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Will i lose any interesting functions if i get the Asus ubuntu for eee pcs (EasyPeasy)?
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Old December 28, 2009, 12:27 PM
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Will i lose any interesting functions if i get the Asus ubuntu for eee pcs (EasyPeasy)?
probably not.. its probably just optimized for the Netbooks..
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Old December 28, 2009, 01:58 PM
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I would recommend you try Linux Mint as an introduction to Linux. Mint is based on Ubuntu but as a big plus comes preloaded with the most popular media codecs and a few other items & tweaks.
Another one to try is Mandriva One 2010. Easy to setup, configure & use.

Go to DistroWatch.com: Put the fun back into computing. Use Linux, BSD. which is IMHO one of the best sources for Linux distribution info.
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Old December 28, 2009, 02:26 PM
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You can have a look at LinuxMint, it's the one the more similar to windows , when it's time to configure
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Old December 28, 2009, 02:39 PM
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i love ubuntu.. one of my favorite operating systems.. :-P
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Old December 28, 2009, 02:48 PM
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Will i lose any interesting functions if i get the Asus ubuntu for eee pcs (EasyPeasy)?
Using EasyPeasy on my Asus EeePC 701 and works great.

Linux Mint is also great but the last time I tried it on the EeePC, there were issues ...

Try EasyPeasy
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Old December 28, 2009, 03:10 PM
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The only linux distrobutions I'd ever recommend are ones either based off Ubuntu or Slackware.

Ubuntu is far easier to grasp than slackware tho.
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Old December 28, 2009, 07:30 PM
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Thanks for your feedback, gonna go easypeasy.

Oh and i just got an old Pentium 3 from someone... is it worth it to reformat and install a linux distro to play with? I read that vector linux would be a good choice for such an old computer.
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