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Linux quasi-noob asking for quick advice! - 12-15-2009, 11:11 AM
I'm good with computers, but I never had the time to explore linux. I'm starting up a charity where companies give us their dusty old PC's and we test and prep them for various institutions. These past few months a friend and I recoupped several PC's to start testing procedures to give to schools and other institutions, and for the first time ever I messed with Linux, 9.04 Januty - We had initialy considered Microsoft (M$ henceforth)...
I managed to get Wine going with loads of ROMS for the kids, got the 3D rotating cube etc etc... basically I was VERY impressed with what I saw! Very impressed to the point I dont think I will even consider Windows at all!
I want to keep going at it, learn linux and become "user proficient". Sort of like "basic, nothing fancy, system admin" to configure networks, couple of games, Open Office... you know how kids love to test the unknown! - and I know thing will break real quick, so I need a grip on things.
I saw Karmic Koala last week and saw nothing different. I suppose under the hood its better. Is it the best choice for this project?
Will Karmic Koala run of my 10v, or will it hog it down? do I really need one of those "remix" versions? Will I loose any functionalities or goodies by using a "netbook distribution" ? I would like to use as much as a regular version as I can so I dont compromise the learning curve...
I'm a bit lost regarding this last paragraph...
Thanks a bunch !!
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