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Old 02-15-2008, 03:49 PM   #1
Sigvatr
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What distribution of Linux should I use?


Hi there,

I am interested in installing a Linux distribution. Here are a few pointers:

* The nature of my work is primarily graphics editing (with GIMP), often with extremely high image sizes (over 10000x10000 in some cases), which means I need as much processing power available for that as possible.
* I enjoy creating my own GUIs. I'd like some way to easily modify my GUI without having to learn some crazy programming language.

That's all I can think of really.

Any recommendations?

Thanks
 
Old 02-15-2008, 03:54 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by Sigvatr View Post
Hi there,

I am interested in installing a Linux distribution. Here are a few pointers:

* The nature of my work is primarily graphics editing (with GIMP), often with extremely high image sizes (over 10000x10000 in some cases), which means I need as much processing power available for that as possible.
* I enjoy creating my own GUIs. I'd like some way to easily modify my GUI without having to learn some crazy programming language.

That's all I can think of really.

Any recommendations?

Thanks
Every desktop linux distro is capable of meeting your needs. If you are new to linux then install Ubuntu, OpenSUSE, Mandriva, they are newbie friendly.
 
Old 02-15-2008, 04:24 PM   #3
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None of what you described distinguishes between Linux distribution. Those characteristics don't depend much on distribution.

I strongly recommend Mepis, because I think it is better documented and more newbie friendly. Also it has a 64-bit version of its liveCD and good 64 bit support in the repositories it uses. In some other distributions, getting a 64-bit kernel is extra effort.

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* The nature of my work is primarily graphics editing (with GIMP), often with extremely high image sizes (over 10000x10000 in some cases), which means I need as much processing power available for that as possible.
That isn't quite big enough to really NEED a 64-bit kernel and 64-bit build of GIMP. But it is big enough I think there is a good chance that 64-bit software will work better, especially if your computer has enough ram. Ram has become very low price when you put a computer together yourself from parts (the 8Gb of ram for the computer I just built was just $169)


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* I enjoy creating my own GUIs. I'd like some way to easily modify my GUI without having to learn some crazy programming language.
Depends what you think a crazy programming language is.
 
Old 02-15-2008, 06:18 PM   #4
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Pick one and use it. I'd suggest either Slackware or PCLinuxOS but that's just personal opinion. Any distro will work.
 
  


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