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Old 11-29-2006, 06:41 PM   #1
BlahBlah_X
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Which Distro/BSD For Me?


I am not sure which disro/BSD to use.

Here is some info about me as a computer user:


I will be running Linux on a fast, new (probably 64k) mac through Parallels Desktop.

I am using Linux for desktop purposes.

I want the linux ot be free for basic things.

I want a liveCD to try it out.

I have never used Linux before, but I know some stuff about it.

I don't know how to code, but I wouldn't mind doing some copying and pasting.

This distro should run off KDE or Gnome (but preferably have a KDE option somehow)

I have linksys wireless internet.

I need a somewhat mature, pretty fast, nice-looking OS that makes it ewasy ot get a lot of free software.



Ask if you need ot know anything else, but besides thta, give me a top 3 list in order of best suited first.

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Old 11-29-2006, 06:52 PM   #2
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If your looking for ease-of-use and "out of the box" workings, such as th I'd recommend Ubuntu or SuSE.

If you want to learn how Linux really works, I'd recommend Slackware.
 
Old 11-29-2006, 07:55 PM   #3
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use kubuntu
 
Old 11-29-2006, 08:21 PM   #4
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http://distrowatch.com
 
Old 11-29-2006, 09:08 PM   #5
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Kubuntu
http://www.kubuntu.org/

Mandriva
http://frontal2.mandriva.com/en/downloads/mirrors

PCLinuxOS .92
http://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/metalab/dist...glish/preview/
ftp://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/metalab/distr...glish/preview/

This is the distro I use and recommend, Why because it works right out of the box. No need to configure Everything, everything just works. It also comes as a 1 CD install that is a live CD that you can install later if you wish.

BeatrIX
http://www.watsky.net/download.html

Blag
http://www.blagblagblag.org/download/

Mephis
http://www.mepis.org/

feather Linux
http://featherlinux.berlios.de/

Vector Linux 4.3
http://www.vectorlinux.com/

DSL
http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/

Puppy Linux
http://www.puppylinux.org/user/viewpage.php?page_id=3

Slackware
http://www.slackware.com/

BeatrIX
http://www.watsky.net/

you can find more here

http://www.linuxlinks.com/Distributi...Distributions/
http://www.linuxlinks.com/Distributions/Floppy/

Distro Choosers: http://eedok.voidofmind.com/linux/chooser.html
http://www.zegeniestudios.net/ldc/
 
Old 12-03-2006, 08:50 AM   #6
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Old 12-03-2006, 01:30 PM   #7
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I think per your specs that Kubuntu would be the first one you should try..

* It has a KDE desktop by default.
* It's modern, and looks nice
* Additional software is easily installed using the Synaptic GUI or from the command line with apt-get
* Lots of help for basic configuration and troubleshooting is quickly available through the Ubuntuguide
* There is a live version of Ubuntu available which would have the Gnome desktop, I dunno if Kubuntu has a live CD or not... Ubuntu and Kubuntu are the same except Ubuntu has Gnome and Kubuntu has KDE by default.
* Running Ubuntu under Parallels Desktop on a Mac and yet another how-to

Best of luck to you !!

Last edited by farslayer; 12-03-2006 at 01:31 PM.
 
Old 12-03-2006, 03:05 PM   #8
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SuSE, if you're a complete newbie. Ubuntu is relatively easy to use, but expect to invest some time and a learning curve to master the system.

Good luck.
 
  


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