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dilip kucheria 06-19-2011 03:58 AM

suggest a distro
 
respected sir,

i am a 50 year old banker intend to go for a linux os for my home use.

kindly suggest a good distro of linux

how can i get good tutorial and any other help for it

with regards

jdkaye 06-19-2011 04:23 AM

Hi Dilip and Welcome!
I am not respected and certainly not a sir. ;) Congratulations! You are the 10.000.000 person to ask this question.
I'd suggest you go to here and try out a few until you hit one that suits you. It's all about taste and no one can decide this
for you. Once you hit on a distro you like, then googling will turn up loads of tutorials for you. Believe me, you won't have a problem finding them.
Have fun.
Ciao,
jdk

onebuck 06-19-2011 10:45 AM

Hi,

Welcome to LQ!

Quote:

Originally Posted by dilip kucheria (Post 4389792)
respected sir,

i am a 50 year old banker intend to go for a linux os for my home use.

kindly suggest a good distro of linux

how can i get good tutorial and any other help for it

with regards

You will find loads of reference at Get Your ISO, LiveCD & Pocket OS. Two of which:The LiveCD List is a Very Good List and LiveCD Wiki is a Good detailed explanation plus resources. Download Linux is another good source here at LQ.

Your style of query has been presented all the time. LQ Search would/should be the first thing to do before posting a query since it is likely your questions may have been addressed.

FYI: I suggest that you look at 'How to Ask Questions the Smart Way' so in the future your queries provide information that will aid us in diagnosis of the problem or query.



HTH!

ssrameez 06-19-2011 10:51 AM

My personal preference is Ubuntu. For a beginner it will be useful.
But as the senior members suggested you can go to the URLs they have given.

--Rameez

kindofabuzz 06-20-2011 03:01 AM

Linux Mint

ganesh24pal@gmail.com 06-20-2011 04:14 AM

Hi Dilip,

You can try Ubuntu or Cent OS.

zakotsi 06-20-2011 04:29 AM

As already mentioned it is a matter of personal preference...

The first two replies more or less should cover you...

First check what every distro has to offer you. (check their pages)

Then ask your self questions like:
-I want something similar to windows or not
-I want to install newer versions often or not (sometimes you might have minor or more serious problems when upgrading)
-Am I willing to spent some time fixing possible problems on installation or I want something that would work out of the box
-....

According to your previous research on distros try installing some of the most suitable for you and after giving them some trial period pick out the one you like the most.

Then .... just enjoy the journey as many of as still do...

Wellcome on board and good luck...

chrism01 06-20-2011 08:14 PM

Re tutorials etc
http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm
http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz
www.linuxtopia.org

frankbell 06-20-2011 08:53 PM

Here are some useful references:

http://linux.about.com/. It's oriented to Ubuntu, but it's full of good info.

http://tille.garrels.be/training/tldp/. Machtelt Garrels Intro to Linux.

http://www.slackbook.org/. Slackware oriented, but excellent on the basics, such as file structure, permissions, and the like.


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