[PLUG] Distro selection

Desi Penguin desipenguin at gmail.com
Thu Aug 3 01:06:42 PDT 2006


On 8/3/06, Aditya Godbole <aag.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hi all,
> I'm a bit out of touch with the latest and greatest distributions out
> there. I would like suggestions for a distribution that meets the
> following criteria -
> 1. For desktop use, for folks who cant use the CLI.
> 2. Machine - Intel hyperthreading, 512 MB RAM, about 10G of disk space
> available for the system, no other fancy hardware. Net access via
> PPPoE.
> 3. GUI based tools for system configuration.
> 4. Importing existing users during installation would be a great.
> 5. Option to skip bootloader installation.
> 6. No broadband access, so all software thats required should be there on
> discs.
>
> I hope I'm not expecting too much :)
>

Not sure I understand #4. Are you upgrading an existing linux system ?
About rest of the requirements, most modern distro support all of these.
Ubuntu, SuSE, Mandriva, Knoppix .....

-DP

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