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Old 05-30-2010, 08:15 AM   #1
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Linux as an operating system


I am currently using Ubuntu from linux, and planing on using linux for awhile, and wondering if anyone has a complete list of every linux operation system out there, I am hoping to get a copy of every one, so i am not stuck with just one for every situation.
My current list of operatings systems:
Windows 3.1
Windows 95
Windows NT
Windows 2000
Window ME (yes there is a difference between the two)
Windows XP (home addation)
Windows Vista
Windows 7
Tiger 10.4
Ubuntu (don't know what eddtion, just download it from online)
Kubuntu 10.04 (just download it)
So if you can help me out, I will be thankful

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Old 05-30-2010, 08:18 AM   #2
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Hello,

Have a look at DistroWatch.com. If you want everyone of them you'll be downloading for quite some time

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Old 05-30-2010, 08:18 AM   #3
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I am hoping to get a copy of every one,
I'm not sure you really want to do that.....You'll see why here:
http://distrowatch.com
 
Old 05-30-2010, 08:20 AM   #4
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Stupid idea - there is only one Linux kernel.
With GNU, that arguably means only one OS.
 
Old 05-30-2010, 08:26 AM   #5
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I see your point, can I get an idea of the 10 best ones to download? and I am not really wanting the 10 most popular
 
Old 05-30-2010, 08:29 AM   #6
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Hello,

As others will surely say, there is no 'best' distro. It all depends on what choices you make. Some are easy on newbies, others need you to understand what you're doing; some distros come with lots of goodies included. The bes one for you is the one you stick with after trying them all.

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Old 05-30-2010, 08:32 AM   #7
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Alright, how about 10 ten most idiot proof (or user friendly?) or is that also impossable?
 
Old 05-30-2010, 08:38 AM   #8
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Hi,

You can go with the *buntus:
Ubuntu
Lubunu
Kubuntu
Xubuntu
Mythbuntu
Ubuntu Studio

and also pretty easy and most stuff working out of the box:
Linux Mint
Sabayon

So that's about 8 already. But again, you need to try them out yourself in order to form your own opinion. Linux is all about making choices. The ones listed above are the easiest distros there are in my opinion.

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a very common recommendation is to try anything in the top ten at distrowatch. Even if you extend it to the top 20, they are all going to be pretty much equal in many respects. I suggest trying a few to get a better feel for what you are looking for.

Note that the distrowatch "hit list" is really just the number of inquires at that site---still, it's a good metric of what is "mainstream".
 
Old 05-30-2010, 08:54 AM   #10
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... can I get an idea of the 10 best ones to download? and I am not really wanting the 10 most popular
I can't even decide on the best 10 malt scotches - and I've spend some time and money trying to decide ...
 
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Old 05-30-2010, 08:55 AM   #11
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I can't even decide on the best 10 malt scotches - and I've spend some time and money trying to decide ...
Hi syg00,

Then as suggested, try them all!! But in opposite to Linux, the last one is not the best one if it makes you do funny stuff

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 05-30-2010, 09:07 AM   #12
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Try a few, then settle for Slackware.
 
Old 05-30-2010, 06:01 PM   #13
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Try this questionnaire, and it will suggest some suitable distros for you:

http://polishlinux.org/choose/quiz/
 
Old 05-31-2010, 01:01 AM   #14
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Slackware
Debian
Fedora
Mandriva
OpenSuse
SourceMage/Gentoo

Just about all others are based on those IMO...
 
Old 05-31-2010, 05:44 AM   #15
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Try this questionnaire, and it will suggest some suitable distros for you:

http://polishlinux.org/choose/quiz/
or my personal favorite (more updated compared to polishlinux):
http://www.zegeniestudios.net/ldc/


anyway.. as reviews have shown: user friendly is a broad term.
Define user friendly, as YOU think of it.


In general (gui based config approach mostly - based distro's):
Mint, Ku/EDu/Xu/etc -buntu , mandriva, OpenSuSE.

More advanced (non-gui (a.k.a console approach) based config approach mostly - based distro's):
Fedora, CentOS, Slackware, Gentoo, Arch linux, debian

good luck...

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