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Old 01-02-2009, 02:03 AM   #1
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Free OS


i want to know what is the free and best desktop OS.
 
Old 01-02-2009, 02:09 AM   #2
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Well it has a long answer, you can find your answer here

Ok let me edit:

And the best desktop os is ummm... it depends!

If you want the best stability it is Debian.
If you want the best speed it is Slackware and Gentoo.
If you want the best security it is OpenBSD.
And if you want the best user-friendly os it can be Ubuntu and mandriva and many others.

But wait, thats just an opinion. You can go to distrowatch.com and try many distributions and choose the one that fits you best.

Last edited by r1d3r; 01-02-2009 at 02:25 AM.
 
Old 01-02-2009, 02:11 AM   #3
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PCLinuxOS ,Mepis are good standard Linux Os...it you have old computer and want to have a fast os try slax ,puppy ,
and the main thing have fun using linux
 
Old 01-02-2009, 02:16 AM   #4
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Well it has a long answer, you can find your answer here
I doubt he wants to be evangelized at this stage.

zccchd, your question is too wide. There are lots of free OSes. This forum is about Linux, so we suggest you to use a Linux based OS.

There are lots of so-called distributions. Ubuntu is supposed to be the most friendly for newcomers, but it all depends on the person and his/her needs and tastes.

I suggest you to try a few of them and then decide. You can download some livecds, so you can try them before installing. Some distributions (distros for short) that you could try are Ubuntu, Fedora, Mandriva or SuSE. There are lots more. You can look here to see an almost complete listing:

www.distrowatch.com
 
Old 01-02-2009, 04:10 AM   #5
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Don't feed the trolls.

This is clearly a subjective question, depending on the users experiences and requirements.

--Ian
 
Old 01-02-2009, 04:14 AM   #6
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I doubt he wants to be evangelized at this stage.
Not really!
I'm just too lazy to type a 1300 line post!
 
  


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