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Honestly, I feel like TRIM may not even actually work in Linux with all the stuff I've read. It seems the idiots at all these companies couldn't care less about us Linux users. I mean I read a review on newegg when the Samsung EVOs came out in which the Samsung Rep replied that their drives don't support AMD CPUs and Linux. YES, I actually have a screen shot of that. The great irony is that Samsung founds projects like E17/18 and their own Linux variant called Tizen. If it wasn't for Intel's company motto of "Monopolize all markets" I bet they'd even be as hapless with Linux as the majority of companies are. Its just disgusting sometimes. /rant redface.gif

Why shouldn't it work? Its just a command... at the block level.
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im a total linux noob lolll since all you guys were talking about is gibberis lolll . anwayy i got my server up and running fine thnks again
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im a total linux noob lolll since all you guys were talking about is gibberis lolll . anwayy i got my server up and running fine thnks again

That's good! running Arch I bet? tonguesmiley.gif
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Hey folks,

Don't want to steal the OP's thunder, but you guys already answered, plz help me out. Recommend me a distro.

I have spare rig that I want to turn into an HTPC. Here are the specs:

Greetz
It is common for people somewhat new to Linux to be confused by the vast number of distros. This is mostly a Windows hangover. There, for example, choosing Home vs/ Ultimate may mean you can't do what you want and the decision costs you real money. In Linux, at their core, all distros are basically the same and any one can be made to do what another can do and it costs you nothing but some time. The main difference between distros is effectively "bundled software" (using Windows terminology). Example - a distro that specializes in audio recording will come with lots of audio oriented apps in the default install, while one for Office work will leave many of those out and have instead... well... office apps. It's as simple as that really.

Distros do have different package managers but even that has become preferential details. They all work. Other than package manager choice (from a user point of view, the interface that installs additional software) the only important difference to newcomers is "what can it do (or not do) Out of the Box, since most want to start asap doing what the box is designed for. One good way to determine if a distro comes with what you want for a specific job is to head over to distrowatch.com where distros are listed by such categories.

Your system specs essentially are irrelevant to distro choice. If they will do the job in Windows they will most likely just be faster in Linux, with just a very few exceptions. Some examples are a few oddball wifi chips, some older video cards (3D acceleration only. 2D support goes WAY back), and yes SSD support is still quirky and takes a little work to do it right. Bottom line is that hardware device drivers are in the kernel(s) and since basically all distros can run any kernel(s) if your hardware will work in one it will work in all.

So for any other "taggers" that see this, just go to Distrowatch and see for yourself.... at least narrow down the field so when you post here you get better help and you're better equipped to determine what suits you.
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yup arch ftw loll was a bit hard to figuere out how to install it but in the end everythign worke out fine
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Arch is pretty cool like that. I think the most difficult part of setting it up is coming up with a partition scheme. After that it's all following instructions on the wiki, almost always word for word.
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Why no Gentoo love anymore?

I recommend Gentoo!
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GEntoo .....hmmmm never heard of it illl look it up , my server is all set up but meaby next format i could give it a try
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Gentoo is actually quite interesting, if a little arcane. Originally it was a total source distro where one built literally everything from source (including all of KDE 0_0) so people could try to optimize cflags and such, hoping for massive speed increases. When that didn't happen I figured Gentoo would dry up and blow away but it didn't. Because it's targeted audience was deep tweakers and because they'd developed some highly effective tools based on "Emerge" (and others) the community stayed together and is responsible for some high quality dev work. It's not for people with much less than a year's experience in Linux but it has become highly respected and very solid.
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One does not give Gentoo a try, one either Gentoo's or one does not tongue.gif
 
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