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Old 06-05-07, 10:58 AM   #1
Phyre
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Default *NIX Prodigal Son

It's been a long, long time since I've had a LINUX box up and running, but I'm ready to remedy that situation! I started with Slackware 3.6 (still have the install CD's for that one ) and have used many distros over the years, i.e. RedHat, Mandrake, Suse, etc. I tried Debian, but never had the patience for the installation screens.

So, all that aside, I've got my old machine that I'd like to turn into a LINUX box, but I'm not sure which distribution I should hit up as I've not messed with any in awhile. I'd really like a distro where I can just grab the .iso's and burn the discs. I also don't know if I should go with the 64-bit or 32-bit version. Haven't played with the 64-bit OS's at all actually.

Machine Specs.:
Athlon 64 3200
2 GB RAM
nVidia 6800 w/256 MB RAM
SoundBlaster Audigy 2Z
2x200 GB SATA drives

The box would probably be a tinkerer as I can never seem to keep a LINUX box running because of my damned curiosity.

Thanks,
Phyre
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