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ankushkool 02-19-2008 09:37 AM

Looking for suitable distribution
 
i want 2 try out LINUX as my college comp use it... which linux 2 go 4... is ububtu good??? i need bacis apps like 'gedit', 'xfig', etc...

Tinkster 02-19-2008 11:29 AM

Hi,

Welcome to LQ! I've split your post out of the
existing thread and made it into its own ....



Cheers,
Tink

pixellany 02-19-2008 11:39 AM

Ubuntu is good---not sure about ububtu....;)

Start with anything in the top 5-10 in the "hit list" at distrowatch. See also the "getting started" link below.

brianL 02-19-2008 11:42 AM

You should try a few, before you make your mind up which to go for.

masonm 02-19-2008 11:47 AM

Download and burn a few different LiveCD versions and check them out. Distrowatch is a good place to read up on various distros.

teddyt 02-19-2008 12:11 PM

My standard list is Ubuntu, Mandriva, Mepis, PCLinuxOS. You want gedit so you need a GNOME desktop.

It's also important to know your hardware: CPU, CPU speed, RAM, laptop or desktop.

Try out the Ubuntu CD and see if you like it. If not, post back here about what you don't like.

tredegar 02-19-2008 12:49 PM

Quote:

i want 2 try out LINUX as my college comp use it... which linux 2 go 4... is ububtu good??? i need bacis apps like 'gedit', 'xfig', etc...
You'll have to learn how to spell and punctuate before you make much progress with linux ;)


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