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Old 09-28-2012, 12:09 PM   #16
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Have you downloaded the DVD or the CD? AFAIK, only the DVD contains an office suite.
I think it was CD... I don't know.. I couldn't remember, I was new to Linux at that time.
 
Old 09-28-2012, 03:13 PM   #17
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Hi,
I still find it difficult to decide, I was looking in the linuxQuestions reviews.

Does freeBSD support Intel or just AMD?
What is the meaning of Live-Desktop in :
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Fedora-17-x86_64-Live-Desktop.torrent
Is it a DVD iso?
Please excuse me if my questions look simple to you but I have never tried any other Linux rather than Mandriva.
 
Old 09-28-2012, 03:38 PM   #18
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Hi,
I still find it difficult to decide, I was looking in the linuxQuestions reviews.

Does freeBSD support Intel or just AMD?
What is the meaning of Live-Desktop in :

Is it a DVD iso?
Please excuse me if my questions look simple to you but I have never tried any other Linux rather than Mandriva.
FreeBSD supports both CPUs. Bear in mind that FreeBSD is not a Linux distribution.

The Live bit means that you can boot that CD (yes, it's a CD) without installing anything on your hard drive. It loads everything to RAM so that you can try out distributions without installing them. It's a very smart and convenient way of checking out distros. The "Desktop" bit means that the default selection of software is targeted at desktop users, as opposed to server administrators.
 
Old 09-28-2012, 04:28 PM   #19
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How about Fedora Core
seeing as the LAST "core" was fedora core 6
and it is now 11 versions OUT OF DATE ( it hit EOL on "2007-12-07")
i would NOT use a unsupported version of fedora !!!!

and fedora 17 is using Gnome3.4

but if you MUST stay with Gnome2 then there is CentOS6.3
Centos6 has a 7 year life span ,BUT it is NOT a good choice for the home desktop
 
Old 09-28-2012, 10:48 PM   #20
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Hi,
I still find it difficult to decide, I was looking in the linuxQuestions reviews.

Does freeBSD support Intel or just AMD?
What is the meaning of Live-Desktop in :

Is it a DVD iso?
Please excuse me if my questions look simple to you but I have never tried any other Linux rather than Mandriva.
FreeBSD supports both arch but, you might want to get a DVD if you want the Graphical Desktop Environment.
FreeBSD focuses on servers so, you might find it hard to work with it as a desktop user.

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Is it a DVD iso?
Well, simply, if the iso is more than 700 MB then it is a dvd. If it is less than 700 MB, it is a CD.
 
Old 09-29-2012, 05:09 AM   #21
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OK,
So I read a lot at the LQ reviews and in the internet and want to choose one of three, openSuse,Fedora and Slackware.

Which one do you recommend? I saw that many rates gave Slackware a grade of 10 .

I am downloading all of them now, and till it finishes I need to decide.

Thanks,
 
Old 09-29-2012, 05:11 AM   #22
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better try them on live-cd or a VM first.
 
Old 09-29-2012, 05:28 AM   #23
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I am downloading all of them now, and till it finishes I need to decide.
Wouldn't it be more sensible to try them first and then decide?

I think you're overcomplicating the whole thing. It's good that you read reviews but at the end of the day it's you who need to feel comfortable using a particular distro so try some of them and stick to the one you like best.
 
Old 09-29-2012, 06:01 AM   #24
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OK, Thanks, I'll try Slackware first ... Thanks for the help.
 
Old 09-29-2012, 06:19 AM   #25
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And you should rename your ident as "SlackwareFan" if you like slackware, etc.
 
Old 09-29-2012, 01:20 PM   #26
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Hi,

From what I have read, Slackware is for experienced Linux users, while I really like the textual interface and really would like to do every thing using the shell, I have no time to learn this at the moment.

So I think I'll try openSUSE .


Thanks,
 
Old 09-29-2012, 03:25 PM   #27
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Gentoo AFAIK still has Gnome 2 in portages. And it's the best Linux distro. So there you have it.
 
Old 09-29-2012, 03:30 PM   #28
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Gentoo AFAIK still has Gnome 2 in portages. And it's the best Linux distro. So there you have it.
If Gentoo is the best Linux distro why are you using Arch?
 
Old 09-29-2012, 03:38 PM   #29
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From what I have read, Slackware is for experienced Linux users, while I really like the textual interface and really would like to do every thing using the shell, I have no time to learn this at the moment.

So I think I'll try openSUSE.
You do need to learn the Linux command line to use Slackware effectively. With a desktop-oriented distro like Mint, on the other hand, you can do everything from its default desktop and you never have to pull up a terminal if you don't want to.
 
Old 09-29-2012, 03:41 PM   #30
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To TobiSGD.
I expected this kind of question.
I just don't have time to learn Gentoo. I do some PHP coding occasionally and have Arch ready for it (I know everything I need to use Arch as a system for PHP development whereas with Gentoo who knows how long will it take to learn how to set everything up...). I also have very slow CPU for compiling everything. So yeah, I wish I used Gentoo. Just not now.
 
  


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