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(02-11-2020, 10:27 PM)frenchy Wrote: i was thinkin 6 to 8 gb is what i'd need cliff .. and probably not all that much difference in the price .. my main concern was the hardware incompatibilities more than anything tho .. other than that i'm pretty much ok .. i just want a stable reliable machine .. latest and greatest is fine for the guys that are into that thing .. i get that .. i'm not so much  .. just gimme somethin i can rely on and won't have conflicts with my asus machines .. i am willin to try different distro's in fact i really would like to try a few just to see which ones feel the most ... comfortable .. considerin i'm a long time windows user .. if i can spend some time with a few different ones then i can surely give some good advice to other windows refugees who are tired of bein thrown under the bus by windows time after time .. thrown off the freakin bus by windows actually ..and then thrown off the cliff ..
 enough is enough already ..

Hi Frenchy.  Most Linux distros are downloaded as a DVD image, and DVDs hold about 4Gb.  I have been using Linux since fall of 2007, various distros.  In 2010, I got my first IBM Thinkpad, a T41.  Since then I have bought only IBM or Lenovo (Lenovo took over the hardware part of IBM) computers.  All of them have been used, the newest is a T420 with an i5 processor and 8Gb of ram.  I like the build quality of the Lenovo machines, and that they are made to easily serviced.  If your computer(s) run Win7 ok, they will probably work with Linux.  You can find out online, just do a search on installing Linux on (name/model of your computer) .  Just a note, many distros no longer have 32 bit versions.  
My favorite distro is SolydK, a distro that uses the KDE desktop, and has most of my favorite software pre-installed.  If you decide to get different hardware, NewEgg has lots of refurbished Lenovo machines.  Some may have the dreaded Windows 10 installed, but that can be wiped out, and Linux installed.
My best advice is check out whether your current hardware works with Linux, including video cards, and printers. 
Good luck, and may your Linux journey be a good one!
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new guy .. be nice ok .. - by frenchy - 02-11-2020, 06:19 PM
RE: new guy .. be nice ok .. - by spudnuts - 02-11-2020, 07:46 PM
RE: new guy .. be nice ok .. - by frenchy - 02-11-2020, 08:27 PM
RE: new guy .. be nice ok .. - by cleverwise - 02-11-2020, 08:57 PM
RE: new guy .. be nice ok .. - by frenchy - 02-15-2020, 09:31 PM
RE: new guy .. be nice ok .. - by kb0hae - 02-15-2020, 10:51 PM
RE: new guy .. be nice ok .. - by cliffcoggin - 02-11-2020, 09:24 PM
RE: new guy .. be nice ok .. - by frenchy - 02-11-2020, 10:27 PM
RE: new guy .. be nice ok .. - by kb0hae - 02-12-2020, 03:56 AM
RE: new guy .. be nice ok .. - by rick forges - 02-12-2020, 03:49 AM
RE: new guy .. be nice ok .. - by spudnuts - 02-12-2020, 03:39 PM
RE: new guy .. be nice ok .. - by bob777 - 02-14-2020, 01:16 AM
RE: new guy .. be nice ok .. - by cleverwise - 02-15-2020, 11:28 PM
RE: new guy .. be nice ok .. - by spudnuts - 02-16-2020, 05:50 PM

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