Good morning, I am new member to LQ. I joined to familiarize myself with Linux.
I've been doing some initial research to try and decide which Linux distro I should start with
to gain more experience and it appears that Fedora is the optimal one followed by Ubuntu.
Also just based on the initial research I am leaning to the GNome desktop enviroment.
The other thing which I am looking at is E-Mail client to use.
Here below are two articles from Tech Radar that I've found provided some helpful info.
My plan is to purchase a cheap windows laptop, wipe it clean, make two partitions,
load Fedora on one partition and Ubuntu on the second partition. This I believe
will allow me to get a feel for both.
I would be interested in hearing from folks on their experience on running Linux on
windows intel based hardware vs a MAC OS Lion. I will be purchasing a Mac laptop in the
next 3 months and plan to run Linux on that as well via VMware on the desktop if that is
possible. Please feel free to share your feedback, links and any best practices.
Tech Radar Articles:
10 best Linux distros for 2011
Updated: How to choose the best Linux distro for you.
Best Linux email client: 5 reviewed and rated
In Depth: Evolution vs Thunderbird vs KMail vs Claws Mail vs Zimbra.
Thank you for your time.