Originally Posted by Xstitcher
Someone else said Debian might be better than Ubuntu. Any Debian distros good for idiots such as myself.
Unlesss the system is very low on RAM and/or has a very slow CPU (and by 'very slow' I mean something more like a Pentium 2 300MHz) I normally suggest using debian stable, currently at version 7 'Wheezy'.
If was a much lower RAM/CPU power system I tend to go for AnitX or #! (crunchbang) which are both debian based.
Since you have plenty of RAM and...errr...well not 'fast' but not that slow CPU I'd suggest debian stable, Xfce+lxde version. In my opinion if you dont need to use a minimalistic distro for low RAM/CPU reasons, its best not to.
There are lots of different debian based dsistros. Some of them are quite different in some ways to the parent, like ubuntu, others are pretty much just installers/different isos for debian (they do things 'the debian way', use debian repos, and just have a few tweaks and/or a different installed package base 'out of the box'). its generally easier to find help with debian (or any of the other 'major' distros) than it can be to for the smaller distros, or distros 'based off'. Debian also has some well written documentation.
Good to hear that wary puppy is working.
LOL TroN-0074, even I do some gardening. Mostly herbs though (and no, I dont mean cannabis, I mean herbs like perennial coriander, lemon grass, basil, tumeric, chilis, etc..)