March 18, 2014

Newby to Linux

Well I have done it got fed up with Windows 7 so I have ordered the bundle from the Linux store which includes Ubuntu 13.10, Linux Mint 16, Open SUSE 13.1, Simply Mempis 11.0 and PC Linux 2013.12 all for £15 a bargain.
I am guessing that these are all 32bit eventually I will run a 64 bit version. This is all rather daunting as I have ever only used Windows XP, and Windows 7 Ultimate so this is going to be a bit of adventure. I intend to use the Linux distro's directly from the CD's then dual boot the one I like best and then when I have got realy used to the distro will do a clean install. Some things I need to know I have a Auzen video card will I be able to get drivers for that. Do all distro's come with internet security and firewalls, and will I be able to use Linux for gaming, What cleaning tools will I need I understand that I will not require any defraging software.
What other software will need to add such as office software will I need. As you can see I have little knowledge of LINUX.
I enclose the spec of my home build pc.
Overall General Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Central Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8200 @ 2.33GHz User Name Graphics Video Adapter ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series Video Memory 1.00 GB Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080 Storage Total Memory 8.00 GB Free Memory 6.23 GB Total Hard disk 1862.92 GB Free Hard disk 1680.69 GB I/O Mouse HID-compliant mouse Keyboard USB Input Device
Top Operating System Computer System Computer Name -PC User Name Alex Organization N/A Operating System OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate OS Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1.0 Product ID 00426-292-6040272-85885 System Up Time 12/03/2014 19:15:57 Internet Explorer Version 11.0.9600.16521 Microsoft DirectX Version DirectX 11 OpenGL Version 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) Registry Maximum Size 2048 MB Current Size 81 MB Status OK
Top Processor MainBoard Central Processor CPU Name Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8200 @ 2.33GHz Code Name N/A Manufacturer GenuineIntel Current Clock Speed 2336 Mhz Max Clock Speed 2336 Mhz Voltage 1.3V External Clock 333 Mhz Serial Number BFEBFBFF0001067A CPU ID Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10 Socket Designation LGA 775 L1-Cache 128 KB L2-Cache 4096 KB L3-Cache 0 KB Motherboard Model P5Q DELUXE Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer INC. Serial Number MS1C88B82802678 BIOS Name BIOS Date: 08/05/08 17:18:22 Ver: 08.00.14 BIOS Vendor American Megatrends Inc. SMBIOS Version 1201 BIOS Date 05/08/2008 BIOS Features ISA is supported Yes PCI is supported Yes Plug and Play is supported Yes APM is supported Yes BIOS is Upgradable (Flash) Yes BIOS shadowing is allowed Yes ESCD support is available Yes Boot from CD is supported Yes Selectable Boot is supported Yes BIOS ROM is socketed Yes EDD (Enhanced Disk Drive) Specification is supported Yes Int 13h - 5.25 /1.2MB Floppy Services are supported Yes Int 13h - 3.5 / 720 KB Floppy Services are supported Yes Int 13h - 3.5 / 2.88 MB Floppy Services are supported Yes Int 5h, Print Screen Service is supported Yes Int 9h, 8042 Keyboard services are supported Yes Int 14h, Serial Services are supported Yes Int 17h, printer services are supported Yes Int 10h, CGA/Mono Video Services are supported Yes ACPI supported Yes USB Legacy is supported Yes LS-120 boot is supported Yes ATAPI ZIP Drive boot is supported Yes
Top Memory Device Memory Resource Total Memory 8.00 GB Used Memory 1.76 GB Free Memory 6.24 GB Memory Usage 21% Physical Memory Memory Bank BANK0 Description Physical Memory 0 Device Locator DIMM0 Capacity 2.00 GB Speed 800 Mhz Manufacturer Manufacturer00 Data Width 64 bit Memory Type DDR Form Factor DIMM Physical Memory Memory Bank BANK1 Description Physical Memory 1 Device Locator DIMM1 Capacity 2.00 GB Speed 800 Mhz Manufacturer Manufacturer01 Data Width 64 bit Memory Type DDR Form Factor DIMM Physical Memory Memory Bank BANK2 Description Physical Memory 2 Device Locator DIMM2 Capacity 2.00 GB Speed 800 Mhz Manufacturer Manufacturer02 Data Width 64 bit Memory Type DDR Form Factor DIMM Physical Memory Memory Bank BANK3 Description Physical Memory 3 Device Locator DIMM3 Capacity 2.00 GB Speed 800 Mhz Manufacturer Manufacturer03 Data Width 64 bit Memory Type DDR Form Factor DIMM
Top Drives Disk Drives Name TOSHIBA DT01ACA200 ATA Device Media Type Fixed hard disk media Capability 1863.01 GB Interface Type IDE Partitions 2 Total Cylinders 918004 Total Heads 224 Total Sectors 3907025024 Total Tracks 205632896 Tracks Per Cylinder 224 Bytes Per Sector 512 Sectors Per Track 19 S.M.A.R.T Support Yes Current Temperature 0C (32F) CD-ROM Drive Name ATAPI iHOS104 ATA Device Drive E: Transfer Rate -1 Status OK CD-ROM Drive Name Optiarc DVD RW AD-7263S ATA Device Drive D: Transfer Rate -1 Status OK IDE Controller Name ATA Channel 0 Manufacturer (Standard IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers) Status OK IDE Controller Name ATA Channel 1 Manufacturer (Standard IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers) Status OK IDE Controller Name Intel(R) ICH10 Family 4 port Serial ATA Storage Controller 1 - 3A20 Manufacturer Intel Status OK IDE Controller Name ATA Channel 0 Manufacturer (Standard IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers) Status OK IDE Controller Name ATA Channel 1 Manufacturer (Standard IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers) Status OK IDE Controller Name Intel(R) ICH10 Family 2 port Serial ATA Storage Controller 2 - 3A26 Manufacturer Intel Status OK
Top Display Video Adapter Name ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series Video Processor ATI display adapter (0x9440) Manufacturer Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Video Architecture VGA DAC Type Internal DAC(400MHz) Memory Size 1.00 GB Memory Type Unknown Video Mode 1920 x 1080 x 4294967296 colors Current Refresh Rate 60 Hz Driver Version 8.970.100.1100 Driver Date 29/04/2013 Monitor Name Generic PnP Monitor Screen Height 1080 Screen Width 1920 Status OK
Top Network Local Area Connection Product Name Marvell Yukon 88E8001/8003/8010 PCI Gigabit Ethernet Controller Service Name yukonw7 Manufacturer Marvell MAC Address 00:22:15:91:8D:BC Local Area Connection 2 Product Name Marvell Yukon 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller Service Name yukonw7 Manufacturer Marvell MAC Address 00:22:15:91:78:0F NULL Product Name GFI Software Firewall NDIS IM Filter Miniport Service Name SBFWIMCLMP Manufacturer GFI Software MAC Address 00:22:15:91:78:0F NULL Product Name GFI Software Firewall NDIS IM Filter Miniport Service Name SBFWIMCLMP Manufacturer GFI Software MAC Address 00:22:15:91:8D:BC NULL Product Name GFI Software Firewall NDIS IM Filter Miniport Service Name SBFWIMCLMP Manufacturer GFI Software MAC Address 64:57:20:52:41:53 NULL Product Name GFI Software Firewall NDIS IM Filter Miniport Service Name SBFWIMCLMP Manufacturer GFI Software MAC Address 64:57:20:52:41:53 NULL Product Name GFI Software Firewall NDIS IM Filter Miniport Service Name SBFWIMCLMP Manufacturer GFI Software MAC Address 64:86:20:52:41:53 Other Device Sound Device Name Pro 9000 Manufacturer Logitech Status OK Mouse Name HID-compliant mouse Manufacturer Microsoft Buttons 0 Status OK Keyboard Name USB Input Device Description Enhanced (101- or 102-key) Function Keys 12 Status OK USB Controller Product Name Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 3A38 Manufacturer Intel Protocol Supported Universal Serial Bus Status OK USB Controller Product Name Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 3A39 Manufacturer Intel Protocol Supported Universal Serial Bus Status OK USB Controller Product Name Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Enhanced Host Controller - 3A3A Manufacturer Intel Protocol Supported Universal Serial Bus Status OK USB Controller Product Name Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Enhanced Host Controller - 3A3C Manufacturer Intel Protocol Supported Universal Serial Bus Status OK USB Controller Product Name Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 3A34 Manufacturer Intel Protocol Supported Universal Serial Bus Status OK USB Controller Product Name Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 3A35 Manufacturer Intel Protocol Supported Universal Serial Bus Status OK USB Controller Product Name Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 3A36 Manufacturer Intel Protocol Supported Universal Serial Bus Status OK USB Controller Product Name Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 3A37 Manufacturer Intel Protocol Supported Universal Serial Bus Status OK

Many thanks for your help in advance.

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