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Which Linux Distro?

Posted 13 October 2009 - 01:30 AM

Alright so I'm planning on installing Linux on my Windows comp so I can dual boot.
Which distro should I use? The only one I have and real experience with is Ubuntu... but a professor that I'm a TA
for uses Fedora on one of her machines and it seems pretty cool.

Any suggestions? I'm not a hardcore linux guy... just looking for something fun to play around with and a decent
interface.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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Re: Which Linux Distro?

Posted 13 October 2009 - 01:31 AM

View Postthursdayniac, on 13 Oct, 2009 - 02:30 AM, said:

just looking for something fun to play around with and a decent
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Depends on what you consider "fun"

The interfaces are all interchangeable. I would suggest Debain, or go with what your instructor uses, so you can ask her questions.
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Re: Which Linux Distro?

Posted 13 October 2009 - 01:36 AM

I'm not that much of a linux guy but what about Mint? I've heard it's good.

Besides that I would suggest Ubuntu just because most people I see who use linux use Ubuntu
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Re: Which Linux Distro?

Posted 13 October 2009 - 02:07 AM

Linux Mint is a port of Ubuntu. It's basically the same (mindless) thing.
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Re: Which Linux Distro?

Posted 13 October 2009 - 02:11 AM

go fedora or ubuntu if you like good looks. puppy is also a small good one
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Re: Which Linux Distro?

Posted 13 October 2009 - 06:57 AM

I use Fedora SuSE and sometimes Ill fire up my old RedHat 9 machine.
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Re: Which Linux Distro?

Posted 13 October 2009 - 07:15 AM

I ve used openSUSE the KDE version, well satisfied with it :D :D
Heard even Slackware is good, but i'm still downloading it..

Will add my reviews after using it :P
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Re: Which Linux Distro?

Posted 13 October 2009 - 07:25 AM

Debian is fun to play with. I use Ubuntu on my production machine, and Debian on a desktop for the kids to play with.
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Posted 13 October 2009 - 09:00 AM

View Postthursdayniac, on 13 Oct, 2009 - 12:30 AM, said:

I'm not a hardcore linux guy... just looking for something fun to play around with and a decent
interface.

Ubuntu.
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Re: Which Linux Distro?

Posted 13 October 2009 - 09:08 AM

gentoo.... Its fun to play around with and command line is an amazing interface :D
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Re: Which Linux Distro?

Posted 13 October 2009 - 09:18 AM

Fedora.
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Posted 13 October 2009 - 09:56 AM

I installed Fedora 11 not long ago and I find it pretty easy to use and alright to play around with but im also wanting to try other distros.
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Re: Which Linux Distro?

Posted 16 October 2009 - 07:38 PM

I like Fedora's interface a lot, but have Ubuntu installed on my computer.

Download Sun's VirtualBox (free virtualization) then download tons of ISOs, and boot 'em up from VirtualBox to see which ones you like best
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Re: Which Linux Distro?

Posted 17 October 2009 - 09:46 AM

If you want to have fun with a linux and have some experience on terminal then i would suggest Sidux, but in this case either fedora or ubuntu, both easy to use.
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Re: Which Linux Distro?

Posted 17 October 2009 - 05:31 PM

I am running Mint right now. Mint is not a port, its based on Ubuntu. Get it right. It is awesomer than Ubuntu.

I would also suggest Arch. They have an extensive Wiki, and it is extremely customizable.
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