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Old 03-16-2014, 03:07 AM   #1
Aashik Samuel
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Best Linux


Hello ,

I haven't started Using Linux yet ..

I am totally confused on "which disto to use?"

So if anyone could tell me the best linux distros , i would be grateful...

Thank you.


P.S: Programming is my main preference
 
Old 03-16-2014, 03:14 AM   #2
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Please see the many many threads on this issue.
Basically, everyone will likely recommend theirs...
Try www.distrowatch.com and try any in eg top 20.
Personally I haven't used MS at home for 12+ years, but I believe that the most likely recommendation will be Mint if you want a distro that is easy to transition to, from MSWin.

Good Luck & Welcome to LQ


Remember, they're mostly free ...
 
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Old 03-16-2014, 03:42 AM   #3
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Personally I feel that the best distro depends on what your h/w is.
If you have old/slow computer then some distros are better than others.
Similarly, if your h/w is EFI + GPT then be warned that some distros still have
problem with that h/w.
Your best bet is to search for your h/w and or just try a bunch of them on a usb boot drive and see how well they work on your h/w.
 
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Old 03-16-2014, 03:48 AM   #4
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If you never used Linux, a good choice could be Linux Mint.
 
Old 03-16-2014, 08:27 AM   #5
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If you have never used Linux before, a good introduction is to purchase an Android phone or Chromebook.
 
Old 03-16-2014, 09:30 AM   #6
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Linux Distro Chooser:

http://www.zegeniestudios.net/ldc/
 
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Old 03-16-2014, 09:30 AM   #7
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Dear Aashik Samuel,
Your question is open ended.
There are lots of things linux can provide. Hence some distros are optimized for one or other thing.
Hence if you have any specific need, then please tell us, otherwise if you just want to have something linux on your regular computing, then it is better to start with considering how powerful your hardware is?
So e.g. if you have older hardware, then you should look for lightweight distro, or you want to just have minimal linux, you can start with small size distros etc.
It always depends on your needs what linux distro you will find best for yourself.
 
Old 03-16-2014, 12:38 PM   #8
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If you are going to use the computer you posted from, with Vista on it, then most distros will run. I'd go with the recommendation to use Mint: it's the easiest to start with and most people find it takes care of all their needs.
 
Old 03-16-2014, 12:48 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by Aashik Samuel View Post
Hello ,

I haven't started Using Linux yet ..

I am totally confused on "which disto to use?"

So if anyone could tell me the best linux distros , i would be grateful...

Thank you.


P.S: Programming is my main preference
If you are using 'Legacy Hardware' then look at Minimal/Optimized Gnu/Linux Distributions that can be used with Older hardware(XP)

Hope this helps.
 
Old 03-16-2014, 01:47 PM   #10
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Seen Debian? 99.9% of them are FREE!
 
Old 03-17-2014, 01:28 AM   #11
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Thanks Friends I have planned to use Mint !!!
 
  


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