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I tried Morphix live CD and I liked it.
I'm just a home user.
What Linux distro should I use for this PC:

Monitor: LG Studiowroks 700E (I bought a SuSe Live Eval CD 8.1 that had all the monitor drivers except mine)
Processor : Celeron 2.4 ghz
I've attached my dxdiag file.
I'm using ADSL internet with a ethernet modem (ZTE ZXDSL 831)
I need to hotsync my palm pc(Zire 72s)
My Infra red ports(usb) and my 802.11g wifi usb should work
My printer Canon S200Spx(I bought a SuSe Live Eval CD 8.1 that had all the printer drivers except mine)
I should be able to browse the net, use Microsoft office like programs(like OpenOffice, how good is it?) and also be able to save it in ppt, doc, xls format.
I need to have a home network where I can connect my windows xp laptop.
I need to transfer images from my digital camera(my camera can be used as a mass storage device so no need extra software)
I should be able to read different cards(SD, Compact flash)
And my AOpen TV Tuner card should work.

Attachments
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System Information
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Time of this report: 12/23/2005, 11:58:22
       Machine name: HOME-057812E102
   Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)
           Language: English (Regional Setting: Tamil)
System Manufacturer: GBT___
       System Model: AWRDACPI
               BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
          Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.40GHz
             Memory: 504MB RAM
          Page File: 275MB used, 927MB available
        Windows Dir: F:\WINDOWS
    DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
     DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode

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DxDiag Notes
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  DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
      Display Tab 1: No problems found.
        Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
          Music Tab: No problems found.
          Input Tab: No problems found.
        Network Tab: No problems found.

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DirectX Debug Levels
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Direct3D:    0/4 (n/a)
DirectDraw:  0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectPlay:  0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow:  0/6 (retail)

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Display Devices
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        Card name: Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller
     Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
        Chip type: Intel(R) 82845G Graphics Controller
         DAC type: Internal
       Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2562&SUBSYS_25621458&REV_03
   Display Memory: 64.0 MB
     Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (85Hz)
          Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
  Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
      Driver Name: ialmrnt5.dll
   Driver Version: 6.14.0010.3751 (English)
      DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
 Driver Date/Size: 1/16/2004 07:12:26, 36415 bytes
      WHQL Logo'd: n/a
  WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
              VDD: n/a
         Mini VDD: ialmnt5.sys
    Mini VDD Date: 1/16/2004 07:19:20, 666109 bytes
Device Identifier: {D7B78E66-6622-11CF-4F79-6805A2C2CB35}
        Vendor ID: 0x8086
        Device ID: 0x2562
        SubSys ID: 0x25621458
      Revision ID: 0x0003
      Revision ID: 0x0003
      Video Accel: 
 Deinterlace Caps: n/a
         Registry: OK
     DDraw Status: Enabled
       D3D Status: Enabled
       AGP Status: Not Available
DDraw Test Result: Not run
 D3D7 Test Result: Not run
 D3D8 Test Result: Not run
 D3D9 Test Result: Not run

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Sound Devices
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            Description: Realtek AC97 Audio
 Default Sound Playback: Yes
 Default Voice Playback: Yes
            Hardware ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_24C5&SUBSYS_A0021458&REV_02
        Manufacturer ID: 65535
             Product ID: 65535
                   Type: WDM
            Driver Name: ALCXWDM.SYS
         Driver Version: 5.10.0000.5580 (English)
      Driver Attributes: Final Retail
            WHQL Logo'd: n/a
          Date and Size: 5/14/2004 20:54:10, 622172 bytes
            Other Files: 
        Driver Provider: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
         HW Accel Level: Full
              Cap Flags: 0x0
    Min/Max Sample Rate: 0, 0
Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 0, 0
 Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
              HW Memory: 0
       Voice Management: Yes
 EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: Yes, Yes
   I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: Yes, Yes
Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No
               Registry: OK
      Sound Test Result: Not run

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Sound Capture Devices
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            Description: Realtek AC97 Audio
  Default Sound Capture: Yes
  Default Voice Capture: Yes
            Driver Name: ALCXWDM.SYS
         Driver Version: 5.10.0000.5580 (English)
      Driver Attributes: Final Retail
          Date and Size: 5/14/2004 20:54:10, 622172 bytes
              Cap Flags: 0x0
           Format Flags: 0x0

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DirectMusic
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        DLS Path: F:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\drivers\GM.DLS
     DLS Version: 1.00.0016.0002
    Acceleration: n/a
           Ports: Microsoft Synthesizer, Software (Not Kernel Mode), Output, DLS, Internal, Default Port
                  Realtek AC97 Audio, Software (Kernel Mode), Output, DLS, Internal
                  Microsoft MIDI Mapper [Emulated], Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Output, No DLS, Internal
                  Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth [Emulated], Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Output, No DLS, Internal
        Registry: OK
     Test Result: Not run

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DirectInput Devices
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      Device Name: Mouse
         Attached: 1
    Controller ID: n/a
Vendor/Product ID: n/a
        FF Driver: n/a

      Device Name: Keyboard
         Attached: 1
    Controller ID: n/a
Vendor/Product ID: n/a
        FF Driver: n/a

Poll w/ Interrupt: No
         Registry: OK

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USB Devices
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+ USB Root Hub
| Vendor/Product ID: 0x8086, 0x24C4
| Matching Device ID: usb\root_hub
| Service: usbhub
| Driver: usbhub.sys, 8/3/2004 23:08:44, 57600 bytes
| Driver: usbd.sys, 9/1/2004 05:30:00, 4736 bytes

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Gameport Devices
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PS/2 Devices
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+ Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
| Matching Device ID: *pnp0303
| Service: i8042prt
| Driver: i8042prt.sys, 9/1/2004 05:30:00, 52736 bytes
| Driver: kbdclass.sys, 9/1/2004 05:30:00, 24576 bytes
| 
+ Terminal Server Keyboard Driver
| Matching Device ID: root\rdp_kbd
| Upper Filters: kbdclass
| Service: TermDD
| Driver: termdd.sys, 8/4/2004 01:01:08, 40840 bytes
| Driver: kbdclass.sys, 9/1/2004 05:30:00, 24576 bytes
| 
+ PS/2 Compatible Mouse
| Matching Device ID: *pnp0f13
| Service: i8042prt
| Driver: i8042prt.sys, 9/1/2004 05:30:00, 52736 bytes
| Driver: mouclass.sys, 9/1/2004 05:30:00, 23040 bytes
| 
+ Terminal Server Mouse Driver
| Matching Device ID: root\rdp_mou
| Upper Filters: mouclass
| Service: TermDD
| Driver: termdd.sys, 8/4/2004 01:01:08, 40840 bytes
| Driver: mouclass.sys, 9/1/2004 05:30:00, 23040 bytes

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DirectPlay Service Providers
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DirectPlay8 Modem Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnet.dll (5.03.2600.2180)
DirectPlay8 Serial Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnet.dll (5.03.2600.2180)
DirectPlay8 IPX Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnet.dll (5.03.2600.2180)
DirectPlay8 TCP/IP Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnet.dll (5.03.2600.2180)
Internet TCP/IP Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpwsockx.dll (5.03.2600.2180)
IPX Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpwsockx.dll (5.03.2600.2180)
Modem Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpmodemx.dll (5.03.2600.2180)
Serial Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpmodemx.dll (5.03.2600.2180)

DirectPlay Voice Wizard Tests: Full Duplex: Not run, Half Duplex: Not run, Mic: Not run
DirectPlay Test Result: Not run
Registry: OK

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DirectPlay Adapters
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DirectPlay8 Serial Service Provider: COM1
DirectPlay8 Serial Service Provider: COM2
DirectPlay8 TCP/IP Service Provider: Airtel - IPv4 - 

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DirectPlay Voice Codecs
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Voxware VR12 1.4kbit/s
Voxware SC06 6.4kbit/s
Voxware SC03 3.2kbit/s
MS-PCM 64 kbit/s
MS-ADPCM 32.8 kbit/s
Microsoft GSM 6.10 13 kbit/s
TrueSpeech(TM) 8.6 kbit/s

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DirectPlay Lobbyable Apps
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Disk & DVD/CD-ROM Drives
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      Drive: C:
 Free Space: 3.0 GB
Total Space: 9.5 GB
File System: FAT32
      Model: ST340015A

      Drive: D:
 Free Space: 4.8 GB
Total Space: 9.5 GB
File System: FAT32
      Model: ST340015A

      Drive: E:
 Free Space: 5.7 GB
Total Space: 9.5 GB
File System: FAT32
      Model: ST340015A

      Drive: F:
 Free Space: 0.3 GB
Total Space: 9.5 GB
File System: FAT32
      Model: ST340015A

      Drive: G:
      Model: HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8525B
     Driver: f:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (Tamil), 9/1/2004 05:30:00, 49536 bytes

      Drive: H:
      Model: AXV CD/DVD-ROM SCSI CdRom Device
     Driver: f:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (Tamil), 9/1/2004 05:30:00, 49536 bytes

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System Devices
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     Name: Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2562&SUBSYS_25621458&REV_03\3&13C0B0C5&0&10
   Driver: F:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\ialmnt5.sys, 6.14.0010.3751 (English), 1/16/2004 07:19:20, 666109 bytes
   Driver: F:\WINDOWS\system32\ialmrnt5.dll, 6.14.0010.3751 (English), 1/16/2004 07:12:26, 36415 bytes
   Driver: F:\WINDOWS\system32\ialmdnt5.dll, 6.14.0010.3751 (English), 1/16/2004 07:12:20, 103484 bytes
   Driver: F:\WINDOWS\system32\ialmdev5.dll, 6.14.0010.3751 (English), 1/16/2004 07:12:12, 131259 bytes
   Driver: F:\WINDOWS\system32\ialmdd5.dll, 6.14.0010.3751 (English), 1/16/2004 07:18:44, 712251 bytes
   Driver: F:\WINDOWS\system32\hccutils.dll, 3.00.0000.3751 (English), 1/16/2004 06:52:58, 118784 bytes
   Driver: F:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxsrvc.dll, 3.00.0000.3751 (English), 1/16/2004 06:53:32, 335872 bytes
   Driver: F:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpph.dll, 3.00.0000.3751 (English), 1/16/2004 06:57:32, 225280 bytes
   Driver: F:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxeud.dll, 3.00.0000.3751 (English), 1/16/2004 06:57:02, 221184 bytes
   Driver: F:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxcpl.cpl, 3.00.0000.3751 (English), 1/16/2004 06:55:48, 94208 bytes
   Driver: F:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxcfg.exe, 3.00.0000.3751 (English), 1/16/2004 06:55:36, 462848 bytes
   Driver: F:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxdiag.exe, 3.00.0000.3751 (English), 1/16/2004 06:56:18, 151552 bytes
   Driver: F:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxdgps.dll, 3.00.0000.3751 (English), 1/16/2004 06:56:20, 45056 bytes
   Driver: F:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxdev.dll, 3.00.0000.3751 (English), 1/16/2004 06:52:50, 139264 bytes
   Driver: F:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxdo.dll, 3.00.0000.3751 (English), 1/16/2004 06:52:30, 86016 bytes
   Driver: F:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxren
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Last Post by extofer
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most linux distros are really just a pick of what you want out of linux...some are more barebone and require a lil more knowledge of coding...others are rather simple to pick up and are similiar to the way windows is layed out (linspire, suse...etc) i personally use fedora core 3 it is a good mix, but the choice is really up to you and there are tons of them.

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what are you goals, or wanting to accomplish with linux.... programming, networking, gaming??
these considations will help you decide what distro to get.
Also, a nice distro like Red Had gives you options to install as workstation or server, and others like SuSe or Linspire are more Desktop oriented for beginners. Then there's Gentoo, Slackware and other more advanced distros with all the bells and whistles.

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