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Which Linux distribution should I install on a ThinkPad ?

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din

Tribal Boy
Sorry, do not think I am imitating thread titles !! ;)

Anyway it will be great if you suggest me something for my not-new Thinkpad.

Config -

IBM Thinkpad R50 E

Pentium 1.5 Ghz

RAM = 256 + 512 (came with 256, I added 512 more)

HDD = 40 GB

Which Linux distro will work smoothly in this ?

Req regarding Lin

LAMP (Lin + Apache +Mysql +PHP)

Music - just to play mp3, thats all

Support for wirelsss cards / USB modems - I have tata, reliance, BSNL data cards / modems and Airtel / BSNL gprs (SE K550i + cable / BT)

I am extremely sorry if theres any thread running already with the same question. Please delete this in that case.

Thank you all - in advance.
 

infra_red_dude

Wire muncher!
din said:
Config -

IBM Thinkpad R50 E

Pentium 1.5 Ghz

RAM = 256 + 512 (came with 256, I added 512 more)

HDD = 40 GB

Which Linux distro will work smoothly in this ?

Req regarding Lin

LAMP (Lin + Apache +Mysql +PHP)

Music - just to play mp3, thats all
i'd suggest debian stable for you or ubuntu.

din said:
Support for wirelsss cards / USB modems - I have tata, reliance, BSNL data cards / modems and Airtel / BSNL gprs (SE K550i + cable / BT)
the SE phone is well supported but i don't haf any idea about usb modems. most wireless cards work on ubuntu out of the box. but for ralink based chipsets (mostly on dlink cards) the network manager won't work. use wicd (i've posted about it sometime back here). otherwise works fine :)

din said:
Thank you all - in advance.
hey jus ThanQ won't do...!! :D :D :D :D hehe....
 
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din

Tribal Boy
@infra_red_dude

LOL, you are so fast !!

Sure, will treat you well (not in well) when I come to Blore, I know some treats are pending (B day etc !!) ;)
 

praka123

left this forum longback
Fedora too can fit well(?)-they got right gui tools for server setup.although the pkg management will never come near apt,dpkg as in debian etch/lenny or ubuntu.i am ignorant reg wireless support.
 

infra_red_dude

Wire muncher!
^^^ package management is the only reason why i suggested debian/ubuntu. nothing beats it! plus ubuntu has decent wireless card support or at least solutions if its not supported out of the box :)
 
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din

Tribal Boy
Ok, thank you. Will try Ubuntu and will see how it goes.

Will keep you posted..
 

infra_red_dude

Wire muncher!
if i'm correct, that laptop comes wid intel 855GM gfx chipset and intel 2200b/g wireless card and other standard accessories. these are well supported out of the box in ubuntu :)
 

raptorz

Smitten by Computers..
din said:
Ok, thank you. Will try Ubuntu and will see how it goes.

Will keep you posted..
Ubuntu is the best distro around, But It doesnt include [SIZE=-1]proprietary[/SIZE] stuff like Audio and Video Codecs, NTFS Support, etc..

As a beginner you will be lost, Better try Linux Mint, Its 99% Ubuntu with all the codecs and stuff included..
 

praka123

left this forum longback
better ubuntu than mint.u'll learn about what proprietary and OSS are!.also i feel ubuntu is the distro that is stable.mint has customized many a things afaik.while Ubuntu sticks on with debian sid+latest Gnome and few extra works like upstart replaced sysVinit.go the ubuntu way! or even better Debian way!!
 
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