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Old 10-09-2011, 08:33 AM   #1
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New to linux


Which is the best distribution for linux beginers?
 
Old 10-09-2011, 08:37 AM   #2
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try ubuntu it is the simplest and has the best features suited for desktop users.
BTW welcome to linux !

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Old 10-09-2011, 08:38 AM   #3
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There is no best distribution for beginners. It depends on what you want to achieve with Linux.
If you just want a desktop system that works, I would recommend Linux Mint or simplyMepis.
If you want to learn a bit more and have a highly configurable system I would go for Debian (older software, but rock-stable) or Fedora (newer software, but breaks sometimes).
If you really want to learn the system's ins and outs the I would recommend Slackware, Arch or Gentoo.
 
Old 10-09-2011, 11:52 AM   #4
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Which is the best distribution for linux beginers?
If you decide to go with Ubuntu, here is a great site to help you get started: http://psychocats.net/ubuntu/
You can get the free Ubuntu manual here: http://ubuntu-manual.org/
This site has a lot of great in depth tutorials on dual booting Ubuntu + Windows: http://www.members.iinet.net/~herman546/
Ubuntu was the first linux OS that I used. Ubuntu is relatively easy for linux beginners to learn.
Please understand that if you are completely new to linux you will need to do some reading to get the most out of any linux distro.
Write back if you need more help.

And welcome to the LQ forums!
 
Old 10-09-2011, 12:03 PM   #5
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Welcome to linux.
What hardware are you using, how much memory(ram) do you have.
That's going to determine which distro is going to suit you.
 
Old 10-09-2011, 01:15 PM   #6
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You can try Ubuntu it's recommanded for beginners
 
Old 10-09-2011, 01:21 PM   #7
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Which is the best distribution for linux beginers?


I have heard Linux Mint is the simplest.
But I started with Ubuntu. Ubuntu is the most popular I heard again.
Wecome to Linux community.




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Old 10-09-2011, 02:35 PM   #8
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Best Distribution

Ubuntu is a best distribution for beginners.Because its a client side Operating system.It is Easy to Handle and install.For More Details About Linux-Ubuntu Visit

http://www.kanchilug.wordpress.com
 
Old 10-09-2011, 04:03 PM   #9
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Ubuntu or LinuxMint
 
Old 10-09-2011, 07:06 PM   #10
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If you have just joined a college and will use it for programming and learning about Linux, then I would go with my guru's recommendation. ie. who first told you about Linux.

Otherwise Ubuntu would be OK.
 
Old 10-09-2011, 11:11 PM   #11
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I am planning to do RHCE or the Linux+. I have solid knowledge in windows but for Linux it is just the start. I have 4 GB of RAM and dual core processor. Thank you all for your reply. Let me know if you any suggestions about the certification or the distribution to use.

Thanks.
 
Old 10-09-2011, 11:15 PM   #12
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I work for Acronis Enterprise Backup and Recovery support. I have been handling Windows cases but I want to try my hands on Linux too. You can not imagine the kind of exposure one can get while working on Customer's systems. So before I start handling those cases, I want to complete any of those certifications. So that I will be prepared.

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Old 10-10-2011, 12:54 AM   #13
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If you are serious about doing RHCE, then either get (& pay for) RHEL, or get Centos = free version of RHEL.
 
Old 10-11-2011, 12:03 AM   #14
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I work for Acronis Enterprise Backup and Recovery support. I have been handling Windows cases but I want to try my hands on Linux too. You can not imagine the kind of exposure one can get while working on Customer's systems. So before I start handling those cases, I want to complete any of those certifications. So that I will be prepared.
My General feeling is paying for certification is just useless, you may get everything you need to know from just passing a certification but if you are curious and want to learn then you can start with one of the easy distro's like ubuntu and LinuxMint. learn all the basic things try fiddling with it. You will learn alot that way !
 
Old 10-11-2011, 02:06 PM   #15
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Hello:

I'd recommend Linux Mint 11 (http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=1760) installed 'along-side' (dual-boot) your Windows.

Linux Mint 11 is easy to install, easy to maintain and easy to use. They have a great forum and are very helpful.

You'll love it from the moment you try it.
 
  


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