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hey guys i am sitting a new course back at uni from my work as training promotion they have on with all staff. what i am looking for advice on is i currently have a rig that i use for testing and playing games on as my spear pc. The rig set up is

AMD 64 3000+ on a gigabyte K8NS nforce 3 250 chipset
Gig ddr 400, Geforce 6800 128 meg, Sound blaster live 7.1 24bit.

I have xp pro sp2 on there to . what would be the best Linux distro to use on this even if it a live version, the course I am doing is Advanced multi user operating systems using Linux . I would like to keep dual boot on my system to if possible
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If you're new to linux I'd say go with Ubuntu as it's prolly the easiest distro to start with ^_^
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Yeah, (K)Ubutnu is supposed to be pretty easy.
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i have been told to try Mandriva 2006 any one tried it
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post #5 of 7
Start with ubuntu, it is really easy to use. The install is a breeze and it comes in 64 bit.
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will it allow for dual boot with windows
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Yep, I have a dual boot with xp and ubuntu.
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