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    IMHO, if you are new to unix type systems, stay away from gentoo. Gentoo is a good pure distro, however it is not for new users. However, if you like to challenge yourself.....

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    I have used Gparted before for resizing a partition but I would not consider it a full OS. It is very handy though. I used it to do the partition stuff with a vista computer. So a did actually use linux before I could say.
    I will add fedora to the list of distro's to try. If grub does not have to have a gui that's ok. I very much do not like DOS prompt's because when it comes to windows if you are at a dos prompt something very bad has happened or your overwriting. either way it means work. But beggars can't be choosers so I can't complain.
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    The only distros I've used are KNOPPIX Debian, Mandriva 2006, and OpenSUSE 10.1 and 10.2. So far SUSE 10.2 is definatly my favorite. Although I've had a little trouble getting it to cooperate with Vista, but I've read of others who have had no problems like that at all. So you may want to take that into consideration since AFAIK, you have Vista as well.
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    I actually don't have vista but were I work I am the tech guy so when they ordered vista computers so I got to use it and learn its in and outs. I will get vista for myself in about 1 year.
    What is so cool about SUSE?
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    It recognizes Windows XP without any configuration (although it names it "other" by default).
    My grub from Debian 3.1 AMD64 (unofficial, testing -- I think) automatically detected both my primary Windows XP and the emergency OS on a hidden partition.
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    My grub from Debian 3.1 AMD64 (unofficial, testing -- I think) automatically detected both my primary Windows XP and the emergency OS on a hidden partition.
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    I have used suse, redhat, slackware, knoppix, arch, debian, and gentoo. My favorite is freeBSD for my PC and arch linux for my laptop.

    good luck...

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    Quote Originally Posted by markcole View Post
    I have used suse, redhat, slackware, knoppix, arch, debian, and gentoo. My favorite is freeBSD for my PC and arch linux for my laptop.

    good luck...
    Hey, same here. Although for beginners, Ubuntu is a great choice. Arch definately rocks when you've got the experience under your belt.
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