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Old 10-06-2008, 06:56 AM   #1
BerikTheMighty
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Question hi, im new and i have no idea where to start...


hey, im planning to install linux on my computer, and i know there are different versions of it, but i dont know whats the difference between them, so could anyone show me a link or something descri1bing each one o`f them, or could someone just tell me which is better for what?
thanks
 
Old 10-06-2008, 07:08 AM   #2
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Go for one of the top 10 listed at DistroWatch. Have a read through their descriptions to see which you'd like to use.

A number of distros also have a LiveCD available, which will allow you to try them without having to install them.

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Old 10-06-2008, 07:16 AM   #3
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There's a place called Polish Linux that also has side-by-side comparison of distros. I haven't used it in a while, so I can't say exactly how up-to-date it is, but it's generally a decent guideline.

As Total-MAdMaN said, DistroWatch is another invaluable resource when trying to select a Linux distro.
 
Old 10-06-2008, 07:21 AM   #4
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Hi,

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hey, im planning to install linux on my computer, and i know there are different versions of it, but i dont know whats the difference between them, so could anyone show me a link or something descri1bing each one o`f them, or could someone just tell me which is better for what?
thanks
Do a LQ search!

This has been asked a zillion times here on LQ. If you want to download GNU/Linux then use the LQ Download Linux. As suggested you could use a LiveCD to see if things fit you. 'The LiveCD List' is a very good list of LiveCD distributions.

These links and others are available from 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
Old 10-06-2008, 07:25 AM   #5
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Ubuntu always proves to be popular amongst beginners. It's designed for ease of use and also have an extremely helpful and active community that you can rely on if you get stuck.

You can check it out here: http://www.ubuntu.com/

Good luck with whatever you decide to use. :)
 
  


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