planning to go back into Linux, what distro do you recommend?

Simon Tonekham stonekham14-bJEeYj9oJeDQT0dZR+AlfA at
Tue Nov 8 01:42:16 UTC 2005

To whom it may concern:

I'm living in the Ajax-Pickering area and I'm planning to go back into 
the world of Linux after a long absence of going into the operating 
system. I used to try Mandriva linux, but I quickly lost interest, so 
I've uninstalled it off my computer system. My computer system consists 
of the following:

- Intel P4 at 1.4Ghz
- Intel D850GB Mainboard
- 256 MB RDRAM
- 120GB Western Digital Hard Drive 7200rpm, 8mb cache (currently 
occupied by Windoze XP Pro SP2)
- 30GB Quantum Maxtor Hard Drive 7200rpm, 2mb cache (currently vacant)
- LG 16X DVD-ROM drive (equiv. to 48x Max CD-ROM)
- LG GSA-4163B 16X dual-layer DVD burner
- Nvidia RIVA TNT2 AGP Video card at 32MB
- ATI TV Wonder VE PCI TV tuner, complete with remote wonder remote control

Anyway, I used to try Mandriva, but what are the other distros that I 
should get into? I want to know that if there's a distro that can:

- Read NTFS partitions
- Read/Write VFAT partitions

Some distros allow you to read an NTFS partition, while others don't. My 
other option is to create a VFAT partition, probably on either on my 
120GB hard drive or my 30GB hard drive.

I'm considering getting into Fedora, Ubuntu, Kubuntu, SuSE or I may go 
back to Mandriva. I have Knoppix and I already got a "feeling" into the 
operating system.

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


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