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Is it worth installing linux/something similar

Discussion in 'Linux - General discussion' started by iamdavid, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. iamdavid

    iamdavid Member

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    Would it be worth installing linux/something similar on my pc?
    It is quite slow on running any more than two/three programs (eg gimp, wmp, firefox)
    Pc specs
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    OS Name	Microsoft Windows
    Version	4.90.3000   Build 3000
    OS Manufacturer	Microsoft Corporation
    System Name	*****
    System Manufacturer	Gateway                        
    System Model	G6-200                         
    System Type	X86-based PC
    Processor	AMD Athlon(tm) Processor AuthenticAMD ~1002 Mhz
    BIOS Version	AMIBIOS (C)1999 American Megatrends Inc., Version 07.00.xx     
    Windows Directory	C:\WINDOWS
    Locale	****
    Time Zone	****
    Total Physical Memory	127.38 MB
    Available Physical Memory	300.00 KB
    Total Virtual Memory	843.41 MB
    Available Virtual Memory	554.04 MB
    Page File Space	716.03 MB
    
    The only programs id want are ffox, something to run my iPod off + play music, a torrent program and gimp, possibly all at the same time.
    I know id have to do a lot of reading, but if there was readme's that'd be enough- i can handle that.
    I can also install on an old (win98 ) machine to test it out beforehand.

    Alternatively, are there any WinMe compatible progs i can use to put music on my iPod + listen to music yet takes up v. little of my comps resources?
     
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    linux can run perfectly on that hardware and at decent speeds. for ipod i would recommend yami pod and for music amarock. if you have never usd linux before i would recommend ubuntu or suse or mandriva. there are also so distros that are very resource friendly but not sure wich ones. janrocks could probably recommend a good distro for your hardware
     
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    yes but will it run faster?
    if not then i wont even bother changing
     
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    yes it will run faster than windows
     

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