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but im still a bit lost, I have a OCZ JL91 lappy with a t7500 CPU and a 8600GT GPU, I have not used linux since Xandros was free so im looking for a few opinions.

Basicly I want it to be my internet whore while im gaming.

thanks in advance

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if it's just a basic use machine ubuntu is about as simple as it gets
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Ubuntu does a good job; I tried 9.10 a year ago, reviewers say 10.10 is quite good.

/off topic: Why not try Google Chrome OS? It seems like the ideal Internet-oriented OS.
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so ubuntu is friendly with intel PM965 chipset and I should just google ubuntu?
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Ubuntu does a good job; I tried 9.10 a year ago, reviewers say 10.10 is quite good.

/off topic: Why not try Google Chrome OS? It seems like the ideal Internet-oriented OS.
I can try that, I got a spare HDD, thx bud
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I actually prefer mint. It's ubuntu based, but it seems a little more polished/well set up to me. In fact, it's so closely related to ubuntu, that when I have somethign I need to google, I often google "<problem> on ubuntu"
    
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Greetz
It was never my main OpSys because I prefer Slackware, but to keep my hand in play with managed systems, to learn and be able to speak from experience instead of being a "magazine mechanic" I have used Xandros since before it was Xandros, when it was still Corel, v1, 2 and 3. Then after trying free Xandros when they took over, I bought v1, 2, 3 and 4. It was pretty damned sweet until they basically abandoned SOHO Desktop users in favor or Enterprise workstations.

I replaced Xandros with Ubuntu, actually Kubuntu, since Xandros was a KDE based distro and so is Kubuntu. Besides, I prefer KDE. IMHO Kubuntu is sort of like v6 Xandros if it had ever gotten that far. It is an extremely easy migration.

For the record, polls here show (and largely because of Ubuntu's high profile success story) that more people use Ubuntu/Gnome instead of Kubuntu/KDE. They each have their pros and cons but Ubuntu is dropping gnome and the KDE team is larger, more viable and has a faster development cycle than Gnome. I recommend Kubuntu FTW. You can install Gnome later along with it if you choose, but you will find it more like what you are used to than Ubuntu/Gnome.
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I say go with ubuntu

Here is a link to the current stable release:

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/10.10/release/

You can do a straight download or use bit torrent. I normally do my installs from a usb jump drive because it is faster. I would also recommend that you run it live from the usb first to make sure that all your hardware is going to work.

Here is a link of how to do that:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...n/FromUSBStick
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Why would anyone desiring to be helpful to someone else recommend a gnome based distro to a guy who is used to a KDE based distro?
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Outside of installation, I do not find Ubuntu to be a simple distro. Layer after layer of abstractions and turtle slow if not stripped and tuned.
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