Which Linix OS?
Posted on 2006-10-23
I've just got a quick questions, a friend of mine is fed up with using XP as it is just too slow.
The computer he has is not cutting edge in terms of hardware (1.3 Ghz Pentium3 chip, 512 MB RAM) which does not help but the system usually becomes increasingly slow after a clean install due to spyware (i'm not one to judge his surfing habits but i think that may be to blame).
I've looked into this and it seems Linux may be the answer, i just need to install a linux distrubition which is as fast as possible on that hardware, will allow internet connection sharing with another xp computer in the house and allows general pc usage, ie. office applictions (i assume you can still run MS Office on Linux), watching movies and surfing the net.
Red Hat seems to be the best choice of Linux out there, does anyone have any thoughts on this?
Also i see Red Hat isnt free, perhaps someone can point me in the direction of something else that will meet his requirements?