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Old 05-28-2008, 07:05 AM   #1
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recomend me a easy to install linux


i'm new to linux. please recomend me a easy to install linux.
 
Old 05-28-2008, 07:11 AM   #2
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Ubuntu, the easiest I've tried.
 
Old 05-28-2008, 07:52 AM   #3
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Mandriva 2008 spring powerpack
http://www.mandriva.com/en/product/m...inux-powerpack
 
Old 05-28-2008, 07:53 AM   #4
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Ubuntu is indeed VERY easy,

I've heard that Mint linux tries to go one step beyond in user friendliness, and is also a ubuntu/debian flavour, but I can't speak from personal experience there
 
Old 05-28-2008, 07:56 AM   #5
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Slackware.
 
Old 05-28-2008, 08:25 AM   #6
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Slackware.
but i found slackware very hard to install.
 
Old 05-28-2008, 08:34 AM   #7
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but i found slackware very hard to install.
I do not recommend Slackware for new users. Start with anything in the top ten at distrowatch or the recent "member's choice" awards here at LQ.
 
Old 05-28-2008, 08:41 AM   #8
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I do not recommend Slackware for new users. Start with anything in the top ten at distrowatch or the recent "member's choice" awards here at LQ.
can u recomend me a user friendly distro. thanx in advance.
 
Old 05-28-2008, 08:48 AM   #9
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can u recomend me a user friendly distro. thanx in advance.
I already did!!!!---and so did several other people.
I for one will not tell you exactly which one to try first---you may want to try several before you find the one that suits you.
 
Old 05-28-2008, 08:51 AM   #10
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A distro costs 1 CD (about €0.1 when bought by 100 where I live).
You can try 10 distros for €1
Download Mandriva, Ubuntu, OpenSuse, Fedora and Mint. Burn the CD and boot from it. If you like what you see, install.
downloading is about 10 minutes (depends on your internet connection speed), burning is about 5 minutes (depends on the speed of your drive), and booting is about 2 minutes.
30 minutes is the time it takes to try a distro.

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Old 05-28-2008, 10:02 AM   #11
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Wink

I agree that you need to try several distros to find the one that works for you and has an install routine you're happy with. You can do the first bit by trying the live CDs offered by most of the leading distros but to see the install routine you need to start playing with your partitioning layout. That is always the scary bit where you have the chance to completely trash your working system!

If you've got Windows installed you might want to look at Virtual Box http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads (free) or VMWARE's Workstation http://www.vmware.com/products/ws/. (free for a 30 day trial). Both these packages would let you try the distro using the downloaded iso files without having to burn the CD (a huge cost saving!) and more importantly without fiddling with your partition layout until you decide you've found the one for you!

At that point, you can bit the bullet and go for it! (after backing up all important data files)

John
 
Old 05-28-2008, 10:40 AM   #12
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but i found slackware very hard to install.
How come? Is it because the installation isn't as "graphical" as other distros?
 
Old 05-28-2008, 10:50 AM   #13
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User freindly is a misnomer. It really depends on what you expect from your system. If your looking for a desktop I'd recomend Ubuntu, if your looking for a server I'd recomend Slackware minus the GUI. I also found out that when you exclusivly use the CLI you learn how to use the system a lot more effectivly.
 
Old 05-28-2008, 10:52 AM   #14
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UBUNTU is the world champion in Linux Easy Install category!!!.... either desktop or server !

if you have any trouble with it let me know...

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Old 05-28-2008, 11:25 AM   #15
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Slackware isn't difficult to install, it just requires a little bit more effort, a bit more thinking, than Ubuntu, etc.
 
  


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