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Old 05-27-2010, 01:34 PM   #1
vijaysduniq
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Wink Best distro


Hello there,

I just wanted to know which is best distro of linux...
And in particular which version of ultimate edition of ubuntu involves
almost all features....
Thank you
Vijay
 
Old 05-27-2010, 01:41 PM   #2
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Try here. There are no right answers only choices. There is no "best" only pros, cons and suitabilities.
 
Old 05-27-2010, 02:39 PM   #3
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If you have an idea of what types of things you are looking for in a distro, I'd say check out http://www.distrowatch.com. It has a good search function. And, if you are just looking for a "popular" distro to learn from, check out their "major distributions" link.

But, as catkin said, there is no "best".
 
Old 05-27-2010, 02:45 PM   #4
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Quote:

I just wanted to know which is best distro of linux...
And in particular which version of ultimate edition of ubuntu involves
almost all features....
why not do some research .
 
Old 05-27-2010, 02:51 PM   #5
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Hello,

The best way to find the best distro is to try as many as you can and the one you end up using is the best for you (one of the Guru users here on LQ made this statement and in my opinion is rock solid)

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 05-27-2010, 03:32 PM   #6
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Debian it's the best distro. It's not that hard to learn as it's said and when it comes to stability I believe it's unbeatable. Not to mention it's one of those linux distros rich in applications available from sources.With Debian you don't really have to worry about post upgrade problems, and other little inconveniences specific to other distributions.
 
Old 05-27-2010, 04:06 PM   #7
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this is FAQ number 1

the best answer is to try a few live cds and stick with one you like.....
ubuntu, suse, fedora and mandrivia are all good places to start
 
Old 05-27-2010, 04:42 PM   #8
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If you tell me the best brand of washing machine, I will tell you the best version of Linux.......

Seriously, the best (for you) might simply be the last one you try.

Go to http://distrowatch.com and pick anything in the top ten on their "hit list". (Exception: I do not recommend Arch for beginners)
 
Old 05-27-2010, 06:56 PM   #9
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Part of the answer may lay in what the specs are of the machine being used.
We could start there, if you wish.

I agree with trying live distros first, also that Debian-based is as stated (for when you actually load onto hard drive).

I like slackware-based distros on old PCs, Debian- or Fedora-based 64-bit on newer ones. peraonal preference only.

Only as suggestions to start, lacking info on your machine, are:

Lucid Puppy Linux 5.0.1
Slax

if one doesn't mind spending a little to avoid having to go online and download, for whatever reason, openSUSE and its repositories can be purchased via vendors like www.osdisc.com, who has treated me well.

Many choices, only guesses without knowing more.
Welcome! Hope you stay.
 
Old 06-02-2010, 03:40 AM   #10
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Hello there,

I just wanted to know which is best distro of linux...
And in particular which version of ultimate edition of ubuntu involves
almost all features....
Thank you
Vijay
http://distrowatch.com/
 
  


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