New to Linux

New to Linux Hi, I am interested in trying out a few Linux operating systems. I have never used Linux before and was wondering what ones you guys recommend that I start out with? currently i am using windows xp home on a ASUS p5gc-mx motherboard with a AMD Athlon 64 x2 Dual Core Processor 6000+ 3000MHz, 3071MB RAM, Seagate 320GB Hard drive, and NVIDIA GeForce 9400GT 512MB graphics card. I was going to buy a few Live cds and install and run them from usb flash drives to avoid having to partition the hard drive. Any thoughts??

geek_lizards-13, Jan 6, 7:30 pm

Ubuntu. Download the live CD and burn it and you'll be away laughing.

geek_rhys.m, Jan 6, 7:31 pm

Thanks is it fairly easy to download and burn the live CD? are there any issues with download errors etc?

geek_lizards-13, Jan 6, 7:36 pm

HMMMM Intel MB running AMD cpu

geek_swivel, Jan 6, 7:42 pm

Lol sorry Asus M3A i mean that's my other one

geek_lizards-13, Jan 6, 7:46 pm

Ahhh Coffee time then http://www.cartoline.it/pics/_zoom_flash.htm?immagine=scherzi_150404_01.swf

geek_swivel, Jan 6, 7:49 pm

At the end click open lol

geek_swivel, Jan 6, 7:50 pm

Opps 1. PUT THE COIN IN THE VENDING MACHINE

2. CHOOSE YOUR DRINK

3. CLICK ON THE CUP WHEN IT IS READY

4 CLICK ON 'OPEN'

ENJOY!

Don't forget to click on 'OPEN' !!!

geek_swivel, Jan 6, 7:51 pm

Lol nice

geek_lizards-13, Jan 6, 7:55 pm

created by some of us [ mostly sirfer so far by the looks of it =p ] http://tmcmb.wikispaces.com/Linux

geek_0800xford, Jan 6, 8:07 pm

Yea so anywayany others that are recommended and an answer to post ? thanks

geek_lizards-13, Jan 6, 8:07 pm

yes of course and no not really.

geek_0800xford, Jan 6, 8:09 pm

Well i was new to linux and ubuntu was great for a start as it was easy to use.

geek_laj3, Jan 6, 8:15 pm

Cool thanks cant wait to try it out tomorrow.

geek_lizards-13, Jan 6, 8:17 pm

Distrowatch.com there is a handy search engine there for different requirements. thousands of distros.

geek_seriouslycgi, Jan 6, 9:58 pm

Try loads kanotix, mitrax ,sabayon.........

geek_intrade, Jan 6, 10:20 pm

You couldn't resist ay intrade? Kanotix FTW!

geek_sirfer, Jan 7, 12:09 am