A pro geek gave me copies of the versions mentioned in my thread title (edit: about 18 months ago). Is either one still viable? If so, which is more stable in your opinions? And, presuming you approve of EITHER of these, being that I now have Win7 on my HDD, if I wished to install one of these Linux versions, would I need to partition said HDD? I wouldn't necessarily want dual boot as mention in this thread: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic378768.html. Is it possible to have both OS'es on one HDD and toggle between them as I felt inclined, without having both running at the same time, every time?
Yeah, I hear you all laughing at me ... lol ...
Edit: After taking the distro quiz and looking at screenshots, I believe that Mint or Ubuntu (not Kubuntu) would be good bets for me. Is the old copy of Mint 7 which I was given compatible with Win7 x64? I like the feel of Mandriva too, which I'd have to download. But I'm scared of anything still in alpha. Any complaints about stability issues in 2011 TP, that is, if 2010 would not be compatible with 64-bit?
Thanks a million.
Edited by floridaze, 26 February 2011 - 11:46 AM.