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I' like to install linux in my new laptop , I want to install a distribution based on Red hat Linux, so which one do you suggest to me (CentOS, OpenSuSe or Fedora). I've already an Ubuntu Debian based linux (I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed in my second laptop).
The difference between a desktop distribution of Linux and a server distribution is not very important when selecting a distribution for a desktop (selecting a server oriented distribution, such as Centos, should not be a problem).
I use CentOS on a desktop with no problems. The only thing to remember is that it doesn't come with media codecs and only has the sort of programs that a business user would want. Luckily the missing items can be easily installed from other repositories: http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/Repositories
The most useful are EPEL and ATrpms (RPMfusion hasn't got CentOS 7 support yet).