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Old 10-15-2014, 06:27 AM   #1
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New and need help!!!


I decide to use linux,i try some but what linux are stable with good community.........,so whant is your suggestion?????
 
Old 10-15-2014, 06:30 AM   #2
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just look around here, a lot of different linux distros and all of them with good community (and most of them are stable enough). So just use your preferred one, or try several...
 
Old 10-15-2014, 06:33 AM   #3
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pan64 what linux you use??
 
Old 10-15-2014, 06:47 AM   #4
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at home debian, otherwise ubuntu, suse
 
Old 10-15-2014, 07:20 AM   #5
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Xubuntu

I always give newbies Xubuntu. The layout is easy and it is based upon Ubuntu.
 
Old 10-15-2014, 01:58 PM   #6
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If you are new to Linux and want to use Ubuntu I would suggest Linux Mint. It is based on Ubuntu but the Mint team tuned the stupid out of this distro.
They have included many things that one would use for a desktop system Video codecs, Music players. etc.

If you are going to do command line only w/o xWindows it doesnt matter much as you will have a long learning curve ahead. I use Redhat at work and Mint or Fedora on desktops.

Good luck.
 
Old 10-15-2014, 02:21 PM   #7
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will look around a litlle bit but in all i have"" acces denied,so no help much ""
 
Old 10-15-2014, 03:49 PM   #8
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If you're coming from Windows you may want to try a KDE distro to start with. Personally I recommend PcLinux to new users, it uses KDE as desktop and has an easy to use GUI control center, and is a rolling release distro so you won't have to reinstall every six months.
 
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Old 10-15-2014, 09:15 PM   #9
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I would second the recommendation of Mint.

My personal favorite is Slackware, maybe because I started with it. It does have a steeper learning curve, but, once you are around that curve, its elegant simplicity keeps calling me back.
 
Old 10-15-2014, 10:57 PM   #10
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Being a newbie myself, I tried the CentOS and had some troubles getting it to work successfully on my desktop. Then I tried Linux Mint, and actually enjoyed that one as it was easy to setup, and documentation for this was easy to find and understand. I still use this on one of my desktops at home. Then I tried Ubuntu 12.04, and found that it was really to understand and use from the start. I have since upgraded the 3 desktops I have at home to Ubuntu 14.04 and my kids use it without any issues. I also found the Ubuntu 14.04 server to be just as easy to learn and pickup, as well as documentation is easily available for Ubuntu as well......... I will keep using and improving my skills with the Ubuntu distro's for a while, at least until I need to go back to CentOS to prep for my Linux Certs......

Just my $.02 worth.......
 
Old 10-15-2014, 11:13 PM   #11
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Linux Mint is good for home use.

CentOS works well for the workplace.

Like frankbell said,Slackware has a curve to it. It has it's own package management system.

Good luck to you on whatever distro you choose.
 
  


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