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January 18, 2010

Looking for something new

Hello All

I've been using (dare I say it here) Microsoft Windows since forever and I thought it might be nice to try out something new.
Now since I'm a total noob and don't know anything other than Windows I need some help from you guys.

I run a Windows Vista Home Premium Laptop with these specs

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo CPU P8600 @ 2.40 GHz per core
RAM: 4 GB
HDD: 220 GB and Vista uses a lot so at most I have 80 GB dedicated to my new OS

I really want to learn as much as I can about Linux and was wondering what would be the best "distro" for me since I'm a new noob and would be running it on a laptop? Also how would I be able to use the new OS and still be able to use my Vista OS?
I know that it can be done by dual booting or some sort but this is unfamiliar waters for me so any help would be appreciated.

Thanks a lot in advance

Jacques

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