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Old 09-19-2005, 10:02 AM   #1
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Unhappy picking a distro for a newbie


I am having a hard time with this. i discovered linux through my programming friends, and started to learn some from feather linux... but i now realize that it sucks and is uncommonly used. i saw that knoppix is commonly used, so i am downloading that, but i think i might want slax more... anyone have any suggestions? i need a 1cd low-mem installation, but I want it to be very flexible.
 
Old 09-19-2005, 10:06 AM   #2
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why are you only thinking about live cds??

have you considered using a hard-disk installed distro??

http://www.slackware.com/

http://www.ubuntulinux.org/


 
Old 09-19-2005, 10:07 AM   #3
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How about giving Ubuntu a try? Or Kubuntu if your into KDE.. its very popular, easy to install and theres a lot of support for it.

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Old 09-19-2005, 10:10 AM   #4
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im not only into live cd, I just know thy have a lot of built in stuff so i want to install them onto my hd. i will check those, out, thanks.

and btw, whats kde?
 
Old 09-19-2005, 10:13 AM   #5
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KDE is a powerful Free Software graphical desktop environment for Linux and Unix workstations. It combines ease of use, contemporary functionality, and outstanding graphical design with the technological superiority of the Unix operating system.
http://www.kde.org/
 
Old 09-19-2005, 10:14 AM   #6
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BTW, sounds like the knoppix hard disk install might be a good option for you...
 
Old 09-19-2005, 11:12 AM   #7
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BTW, sounds like the knoppix hard disk install might be a good option for you...
OK. Ill do that... AFTER it downloads... *groans*
 
Old 09-19-2005, 12:24 PM   #8
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OK. Ill do that... AFTER it downloads... *groans*
yeah make sure you don't do it BEFORE it downloads...

BTW, a suggestion: make sure you stick to "live cd" mode for a while at first and only do the hard disk install once you're sure you have everything properly set...
 
Old 09-19-2005, 02:28 PM   #9
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knoppix seems aswsome, although i just got it. it looks better, feels better, and has more stuff than FEATHER linux.
 
Old 09-19-2005, 07:41 PM   #10
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knoppix seems aswsome, although i just got it. it looks better, feels better, and has more stuff than FEATHER linux.

as far as "looks" are considered..u r seeing KDE i guess...knoppix comes with KDE...in that case SuSe/FC4 too come with KDE..Suse too has a LIVECD version to check ur hardware compatbility etc... each disro varies by the packages boxed into the OS...& depending on ur patience for tweaking/hacking/reading endless documents...choose ur poison!!!
(guess i confused u more)
 
Old 09-19-2005, 07:50 PM   #11
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As someone mentioned earlier, for sheer ease of use I'd try Ubuntu. Or if you really like the KDE desktop then go for it's sister which is Kubuntu.

Many people also say that the easiest distro for a newbie is Mandriva.

Knoppix is good, but IMHO not as easy for a newbie as the above distros I've mentioned.
 
  


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