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Depending on what you know/care to configure you could use any distribution as long as you use a lightweight DE or no DE.

Most people here will recommend Ubuntu (Xubuntu, Lubuntu are those that are light on resources out of the box) or Linux Mint (with XFCE or LXDE).
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Originally Posted by Jimi View Post
Depending on what you know/care to configure you could use any distribution as long as you use a lightweight DE or no DE.

Most people here will recommend Ubuntu (Xubuntu, Lubuntu are those that are light on resources out of the box) or Linux Mint (with XFCE or LXDE).
One question..

What the heck do you do with Linux on a i7 system..
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One question..

What the heck do you do with Linux on a i7 system..
What the heck would you do with Windows on a i7 system?!?!?
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What the heck would you do with Windows on a i7 system?!?!?
video gaming. HA

But seriously, I loved messing with Mint, thought Ubuntu was more friendly user though.
    
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What the heck would you do with Windows on a i7 system?!?!?
Play games? Duh.
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What games can you play on a Linux system that takes advantage of a i7?
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What games can you play on a Linux system that takes advantage of a i7?
Well games CAN play on linux but its not as smooth as on windows*
For your system, cs1.6 would be playable!
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One question..

What the heck do you do with Linux on a i7 system..
I probably use my CPU more than any of the gamers do in on this forum. Compiling most of my software/homework with 8 cores takes much more CPU usage than playing a few games (that have had their development held back due to consoles) every now and then.
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Xubuntu or XFCE mint; dont install anything with kde.
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