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Old 06-09-2011
distro for "newbiee" on notebook

One of my mates want to try a more advanced version of Linux (he is currently using Linux Mint), but he only have notebook to try it out, it has following hardware(I know off):
1.8GHz Core 2 Duo
1 GB of ram
500GB HDD @7200

I don't know the audio, graphics and wireless card

But I have no expericen Debian distrobutions which he kinda want to stay with for the time being :s
I have suggested Debian, but I kinda need others oppion to giver better advice on this subject
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Old 06-09-2011
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One of my mates want to try a more advanced version of Linux (he is currently using Linux Mint)
"more advanced" meaning what?
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Originally Posted by looop
1.8GHz Core 2 Duo
1 GB of ram
500GB HDD @7200
That doesn't tell us anything useful. Could you get the model of the laptop?
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Old 06-09-2011
If I can get through to him I will get the model, but I know it is a IBM ThinkPad

With more advance would be one where everything is not install as a preebundel Smilie
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Old 06-09-2011
Most distros will allow you to select what you install, really, if that's what you mean by 'advanced'.
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Old 06-10-2011
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Originally Posted by Corona688
Most distros will allow you to select what you install, really, if that's what you mean by 'advanced'.
His words Smilie
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Old 06-10-2011
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Originally Posted by looop
With more advance would be one where everything is not install as a preebundel Smilie
He could try his hand at Slackware, Gentoo, or Linux from scratch. But beware, all three require you to know what you're doing, since none has any "Are you sure you want to do that" safelocks in place.
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Old 06-10-2011
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Originally Posted by pludi
He could try his hand at Slackware, Gentoo, or Linux from scratch. But beware, all three require you to know what you're doing, since none has any "Are you sure you want to do that" safelocks in place.
I use SlackWare anyways he wants to use Debian based distro - so he can use .deb - so it exclude the all 3 - but anyways thanks for the suggestions

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