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Old 05-19-2010, 12:08 AM   #1
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Question Best OS????


Plzzz let me know what is the best OS for Desktop Computer from following???

Fedora
UBUNTU
Open Suse
 
Old 05-19-2010, 12:11 AM   #2
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Hello and Welcome to LinuxQuestions,

The best is what you prefer to use, that one that suits your needs and can be installed on your hardware. Linux is all about making a choice (and for that matter HAVING a choice). Each one has its advantages and disadvantages. So I suggest you try them all out -- not just these three since there are a lot more -- using LiveCD/DVD or installing them and as a wise man here on LQ once said: the best system for you is the one you stick with at the end.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
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Old 05-19-2010, 01:45 AM   #3
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The best is what you prefer to use, that one that suits your needs and can be installed on your hardware. Linux is all about making a choice (and for that matter HAVING a choice). Each one has its advantages and disadvantages. So I suggest you try them all out -- not just these three since there are a lot more -- using LiveCD/DVD or installing them and as a wise man here on LQ once said: the best system for you is the one you stick with at the end.
+1

You didn't list the ones I believe are best (check my signature).

EricTRA is correct, try some out, you'll find one (or more) that just 'fits'.
 
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Old 05-19-2010, 01:46 AM   #4
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And of course they all use the same OS.
 
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Old 05-19-2010, 04:11 AM   #5
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If you are just starting out with Linux, try Distributions that interest you as live CDs.

Visit "Distrowatch" (http://distrowatch.com/) and investigate/learn about the many different distributions available.

Visit Linux newsites & forums.

The more you know/learn will help you find a Linux distribution that matches your needs and computer(s).
 
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Old 05-19-2010, 07:29 AM   #6
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Plzzz let me know what is the best OS for Desktop Computer from following???

Fedora
UBUNTU
Open Suse
There isn't really a "best" distro, just the one that YOU prefer.

Personally I would pick Fedora if I had to choose from the 3, but but that doeasn't mean that won't prefer openSUSE or Ubuntu.
 
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Old 05-19-2010, 10:33 AM   #7
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Plzzz let me know what is the best OS for Desktop Computer from following???

Fedora
UBUNTU
Open Suse
Out of those 3, I'd go (K)ubuntu for functionality (I hate Gnome). Although Suse defaults to KDE unlike regular Ubuntu or Fedora, I've found that it's a VERY slow distro every time that I've used it. Fedora is a great distro with some weaknesses for the unexperienced, in that it doesn't support anything officially that may have patent issues(so no DVD codecs, no mp3 support, etc.)
 
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Old 05-19-2010, 10:46 AM   #8
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This will always be a matter of personal conjecture.

Ask yourself:
1) What is the purpose? Are you doing production work? Server? Is you hardware standard or special?
2) What is my experience? Are you comfortable with a command line or do you like a graphical interface?
3) How structured do you want the system to be? Do you want a strict setup or do you want some leeway?
4) What is the speed and type of your processor on the machine you want to use for installation? How much RAM do you use? Is your graphics shared or on board?
5) Do you want a system that has professional paid support or do you want a community supported one?


Everyone will give you a different answer based upon his or her experience. If I had used minix and never anything else, then that would be my suggestion. It becomes more convoluted and factional as you enter the Linux arena. It is less so with the BSDs but it- factionalism- still exists to some point.


Ok. Enough babbling.
1) Post what you have- cpuspeed, cputype, memory, disk, graphics-if on or offboard, and anything else I typed above.
2) Use whatever suggestions that have been previously given. Weigh each according to your needs not our opinions.
3) Once decided, look for help on setting up.
 
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Old 05-19-2010, 10:58 AM   #9
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If you are not sure, Ubuntu is a good choice for your first time, as their community (ubuntuforums.org) is very tolerant towards absolute beginner questions. Good luck!

To be clear: The Ubuntu OS/distro is not better/worse than the others you mention, but the focus of the community is more beginner-oriented.

Last edited by snowpine; 05-19-2010 at 11:59 AM.
 
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Old 05-19-2010, 11:49 AM   #10
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Plzzz let me know what is the best OS for Desktop Computer from following???

Fedora
UBUNTU
Open Suse
ubuntu is best according to me
 
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Old 05-19-2010, 11:50 AM   #11
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ubuntu is the best o.s according to me
 
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Old 05-19-2010, 01:52 PM   #12
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Hi...

Linux From Scratch is the best... LMAO... probably followed by Crux...

IMHO...
 
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Old 05-19-2010, 06:18 PM   #13
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I would choose Fedora. It may be a little hard to get setup but once you have it working, it works well. Good docs & community.
 
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Old 05-20-2010, 05:41 AM   #14
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Thanzzzzz 4 ol help me...
im going to use it my desktop pc.
basically im doing programming,surfing and entertaintments..
i think most of the drivers and softwares suppoting to ubuntu..

Z it right???
 
Old 05-20-2010, 07:09 AM   #15
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Thanzzzzz 4 ol help me...
im going to use it my desktop pc.
basically im doing programming,surfing and entertaintments..
i think most of the drivers and softwares suppoting to ubuntu..

Z it right???
We don't know.

You just have to try it and see if YOU like it.
 
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