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Old 11-22-2006, 10:32 AM   #1
slickhare
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Need help picking a new distro


so i really liked Puppy Linux because it was pretty newbie friendly without having that "spoon-fed linux" feel to it.

also it didn't take forever to download and install and was blazing fast in use. but turned out to be less than full-featured for my needs.

so i need to pick a new distro. i'm looking for something that's not gigantic in size and pretty newbie friendly, fast, and full featured (i.e. not missing tons of libraries etc.)

PLEASE dont only suggest Ubuntu, unless that's the only alternative for my preferences.

*edit* my hardware specs if this helps:

Pentium 4 2A Ghz Processor
512mb DDR
60 GB Ultra ATA/100
DVD/CD-RW combo drive
40x CD-Rom drive
10/100Base TX Ethernet
 
Old 11-22-2006, 11:27 AM   #2
meetscott
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Distribution specific forum:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...isplay.php?f=5

Distro Reviews:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/reviews/index.php/cat/2

No one can make this decision for you. I will tell you Slackware, but there are many who will give you their opinions, the debate will rage! You have to gather information and decide for yourself. Generally support is easier to get with a more mainstream distro. If you like tweaking with things, Slackware is simple to customize. If you want it to "just work", Ubuntu is a better choice ;-)

Try this as well:
http://www.zegeniestudios.net/ldc/index.php
Note: go to the bottom of the page and "Take Test"

Last edited by meetscott; 11-22-2006 at 11:28 AM.
 
Old 11-22-2006, 12:54 PM   #3
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slackware, you can't go wrong.
 
Old 11-22-2006, 01:19 PM   #4
masonm
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I would recommend:
Slackware
SimplyMepis
Debian
Ubuntu
<insert any other distro here>
 
Old 11-22-2006, 01:28 PM   #5
slickhare
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i broke down and decided to use ubuntu (posting from it now )

will the powers that be please delete this thread?
 
  


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