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Distribution: Ubuntu 6.10 on desktop, debian etch on laptop
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.
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.
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)