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What distribution will be the best for me?

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Hello there!

It is my first message here as you can see. I am writing here because I am looking for a Linux distribution that will be working the best on my computer. I would also like to play Diablo 2 on my PC (that is the one and only game I play)

Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 240 Processor 2.80 GHz 64-bit
Motherboard: ASUS M4A785TD V-EVO integrated with ATI Radeon HD 4200
2 GB RAM

Please consider it, I am new to this OS but if something is really good, I will learn it very fast. Thanks in advance for your opinions.

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Your Hardware is good enough to run any distro, so that is not a factor.
And Diablo2 has been tested to work well using the wine emulator (http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=application&iId=74), wine can be installed on any distro, so again this is not a factor.

So at this point pretty much any distribution would work for your needs. Can you please tell use more about how you use your computer, your experience with Linux and any other factors that you think can help us to point you in the right direction?

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mfillpot wrote:

Your Hardware is good enough to run any distro, so that is not a factor.
And Diablo2 has been tested to work well using the wine emulator (http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=application&iId=74), wine can be installed on any distro, so again this is not a factor.

So at this point pretty much any distribution would work for your needs. Can you please tell use more about how you use your computer, your experience with Linux and any other factors that you think can help us to point you in the right direction?

Ok, I see. I use my computer to watch TV series/movies, listen to music, play diablo 2 sometimes, communicate with people and to browse the internet, that is all. :) Not sure about my experience with Linux, so I can't tell it.

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Ubuntu (as well as Kubuntu) is a good distro to start with. It's easy to set up and to use. And if you're not completely sure about it you can boot it directly from the CD/DVD and use it without making any changes to your system. Hope this helps...

Later

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I also did this test and it told me that I should try out Linux Mint 8.0 Helena, openSUSE or Mandriva, what do you think?

http://www.zegeniestudios.net/ldc/index.php

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Out of the 3 I'd try Mint first. Mandriva would be a close second. But, you might be comfortable with any of those.

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