Linux forum: Which distro do you recommend?

by: rohan.katipally-20813264989282060020109838130405 January 22, 2007 3:34 PM PST

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Which distro do you recommend?

I have a more or less new HP dv9000t laptop with the following specs:
17" screen (1650 x 1050 resolution)
Core 2 Duo T5600 (1.83 ghz)
2 GB RAM at 667 MHz
100 GB hard drive space
Windows Media Center Edition installed at the moment
512 MB Nvidia GeForce go 7600 GPU
Analog TV tuner
intel 3945 a/b/g internal wireless and bluetooth
dvd-rw drive w/ lightscribe

I wanted to see which distro of linux would best support my computer's hardware and specs. I was looking more closely at both Ubuntu and SuSE and if anyone knows the hardware support of either one it would be helpful too. When recommending a certain distribution, please note if any of the above mentioned specs/features of my laptop are not compatible with it. Certain things are less necessary than others, as I need it to recognize my dual core processor and graphics card memory fully as opposed to my bluetooth capabilities..

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