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Link to this post 08 May 12

Hello to all,

I'm looking for a little bit of advice.

Currently I'm running Windows 7 32-bit… 8 GB of RAM

I would like to utilize all 8 GB of RAM. All I know is I would need to be running a 64-bit operating system.
Some suggestions/advice/insight as to which Linux version to install.

I am a quadriplegic, so… Maybe a version that doesn't have too much problem with running a virtual box so I can install Dragon NaturallySpeaking within this virtual box.

Thank you in advance

Link to this post 08 May 12

okay, after looking around and reading a few articles… One article suggested Ubuntu for laptops was a good starting point.

Any other distributions good for a starting point for a laptop, I am going to be learning a few programming languages in the near future.
Python, Java, C# probably to start with… Any suggestions as to which distribution on a laptop.

Thank you in advance

Link to this post 08 May 12

Ubuntu is good for beginners ! But if u want to do more u may also consider for Fedora(free) OpenSuSE(free) / SuSE Linux(non-free) / Linux Mint..... Now which Linux distro u want to use that depends on ur tasks / working criteria. Guessing ur purpose is for Desktop version so, u may consider the above also. See for more info:
www.linux.com/learn/docs/ldp/282996-choosing-the-best-linux-distributions-for-you

Happy Linuxing !

Link to this post 15 May 12

Dragon Naturally Speaking only runs on systems using the Windows OS. There are other Open Source applications such as "speakup", which may work in a similar fashion. They are listed in the repositories of Ubuntu/Kubuntu, so, if you're looking to install Ubuntu or Kubuntu, you're probably on the right track.

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