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Old 05-04-2010, 07:34 AM   #1
MasterJimmy
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distro decisions


im curently using ubuntu...or well im trying to use it but having wireless issues i hope to have solved soon. i have heard about a few of the other distros out there and am wondering which to go with. ive heard of mandriva and LMINT as well as suze and "cookie" (not sure of the spelling on that one) i tried to check out mandriva but the only source i could find for it wanted 30 bucks for it and im not sure if i fel like paying for an open source system. what is your reccomendations for what is better. i have heard that mandriva is the most graphically polished out there and easiest to use.
 
Old 05-04-2010, 07:54 AM   #2
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ!

'How to Ask Questions the Smart Way' would be one link you should look at to help us to help you in the future.

I suggest that you look at trying a LiveCD from 'The LiveCD List'. This way you will have the means to test drive and see what fits you.

Just a few more links to aid you;

Linux Documentation Project
Rute Tutorial & Exposition
Linux Command Guide
Utimate Linux Newbie Guide
LinuxSelfHelp
Getting Started with Linux
Bash Reference Manual
Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
Linux Home Networking
Virtualiation- Top 10


The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
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Old 05-04-2010, 08:01 AM   #3
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http://distrowatch.com

There is no "better". You simply have to try and see what you like.
 
Old 05-04-2010, 08:36 AM   #4
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Mandriva is free from mandriva site for the Free and One versions - Powerpack is chargeable
Have used various versions for a number of years and I particularly like the installation and updates - not too technical
 
  


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