Help with Linux selection please?
I have an X86 based PC (with a ATI AIW 8500 card) on my LAN that I'm
expunging XP from and am trying to decide which Linux to install. I AM
NOT :-) looking for a heated debate of which is best (whatever that
means), but rather which might better facilitate a couple personal
1) My wife will be using it for documents and communication. I'm sure
OpenOffice will satisfy the documents use, and she prefers Thunderbird
and Firefox for communications. Oh yes, she says she has to have her
card games :<))
2) I mainly play at (I'm supposedly retired) software development on my
PMac G5 using ObjC/Cocoa. I would like to be able to expand into the
Linux world using GNUstep.
So, a combination of a simple home system and one on which an old SE can
keep his head busy :-) I'm comfortable using Unix, but have had no
experience using Linux.
Though it may be as unneeded as on a Mac, I'll want to include ClamAV or
an equivalent. Some sort of firewall would also be a consideration, as
well as a volume cloning tool for backup and whatever system maintenance
tools might be appropriate. Maybe I'll even have more luck keeping it
networked with my Mac than I had with XP.
Any comments are appreciated.