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Old 06-02-2009, 02:26 PM   #1
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The Best OS?


What do you think is the best OS? I am kind of new and want to know what people think about the different OS's. I want a OS that pretty much everything just come close to working right when I install the OS. I want the OS to also have VNC already setup or easy to set up so my Windows can connect to it. So what do you think is the best?
 
Old 06-02-2009, 02:29 PM   #2
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I like these:

Red Hat and Cent OS
 
Old 06-02-2009, 02:31 PM   #3
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Okay I will research more information about them. Thank you.
 
Old 06-02-2009, 02:47 PM   #4
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"working right" for you, me, and just about anyone else here on
LQ may be completely different things. Try to be more specific
as to what your requirements are; VNC pre-installed and working
is a good start.


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 06-02-2009, 05:28 PM   #5
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Hi,

Well from a GNU/Linux viewpoint then the best distribution for you is the one that meets the specifications you have outlined. From other OS standpoints I will let others argue.

I would suggest that you look at 'The LiveCD List' to get some ideas to the distribution that feels right for you.

As for 'VNC', I agree with 'Tinkster's' statement.

This link and others are available from 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
Old 06-02-2009, 08:29 PM   #6
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What do you think is the best OS? I am kind of new and want to know what people think about the different OS's. I want a OS that pretty much everything just come close to working right when I install the OS. I want the OS to also have VNC already setup or easy to set up so my Windows can connect to it. So what do you think is the best?
If I had to answer your question purely on face-value, I would immediately answer: "Macintosh."

And let me be clear: I am writing this on a Linux box that is about five feet away from a Windows box and eleven feet away from a Macintosh. I own all three. I use all three. Every day.

The bottom line, though, is this: "an operating system is a tool for a job. Nothing more, nothing less." It's "a means to an end;" never "an end unto itself." There are certain things that you want to do with the system, and you're looking for the shortest and most direct path that will get you there.

"What you want to do with the system," then, is the operative question. If "what you want to do with the system" is to run Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services because you've determined that SSAS is "the best tool for the job," then you spends your money on the appropriate hardware and the appropriate software and you goes to work on the job, for which all of that hardware and software is "a means to an end, not the end unto itself."

"Best OS?" There ain't one. Never will be. Every job is different.
 
  


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