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Old 11-08-2006, 01:09 AM   #16
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Location: Townsville, Australia
Distribution: PCLinuxOS .93 Junior
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Try these Linux distro Choosers:,

also try this link to give you a hand, select your criteria and then hit search:


Uses KDE desktop, one CD install works both as a live and Install CD. Be wary it is a bit bloated.


This is what PCLinuxOS is based on it is a BIG distrobution with all you will ever need

PCLinuxOS .92

This is the distro I use and recommend, Why because it works right out of the box. No need to configure Everything, everything just works. It also comes as a 1 CD install that is a live CD that you can install later if you wish.


This Distro is small fast and effective, the ultimite Workers CD


is A one CD install of Fedora Core



hope this helps,


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Old 11-08-2006, 03:53 AM   #17
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Thumbs up Good luck

I use Ubuntu and I like it. I've tried others as well. It's a choice only you can make.
Old 11-08-2006, 11:38 AM   #18
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ty u all agen, specially jacook but u r a git i just finished dl wot i was going to use now i have more distros to look at but thanks
im going to have to more reading on the 9 extra distros

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Old 05-14-2009, 07:02 PM   #19
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New user

Hi, i am a new user. i have winblows XP and wanted to try Linux
and have been running Ubuntu it is easy to install. i ran 8.4
8.10 and am now trying out 9.4 I still have Winblows XP on my desktop
and i put Ubuntu Linux on my laptop. it had Winblows XP on it.
and it just works. buy a book. i got How to do anything Ubuntu..
and a practical guid to Ubuntu Linux, both books are good. and
the net is full of info.
Old 05-14-2009, 07:23 PM   #20
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Glad to have you on board, spliffy. I'm a Fedora 10 user, and I'd recommend that or Ubuntu. I hope English is a second language for you, because your abuse of it is simply unacceptable otherwise. I know I'm going to come off as a grammar Nazi here, but just please make some effort. Thank you for you consideration.
Old 05-14-2009, 07:39 PM   #21
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Come on Guys!! Where's the Debian love. It looks like we have Ubuntu covered but don't forget Lenny.

All kidding aside, like others have said, try several, and use what feels right to you.



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