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Old 03-25-2011, 01:49 PM   #16
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Don't post useless info

To OP
If you got the time to try out a few this is what I would recommend. Download, burn and install ubuntu latest version. Install virtual box and try out other Linux distros inside it. All though virtual box has its limitations it will give you a good idea on how the distros work. Please note there is no real 3d support in vbox. But from my experieces if you don't like compiling your own software then ubuntu, opensuse, fedora are some great choices.

Good luck to u
Has the OP replied to any of the comments, has he bothered to even acknowledge any of them, or thank anyone?
What are you, blind; don't you recognize a troll when you see one? Wasting your breath talking to yourselves, <moderated>! And <moderated> you turn on me instead when i point it out...

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Old 03-26-2011, 07:33 AM   #17
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Slackware's OK for beginners, too.
wat
 
Old 03-26-2011, 07:55 AM   #18
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Chrome OS is good, but because it is cloud based, you will have to buy a private jet.
 
Old 03-26-2011, 08:28 AM   #19
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wat
What wat? What?
Don't you agree? Some beginners might want an out-of-the-box setup like Ubuntu or Mint, others might want something that takes a little more effort.
 
Old 03-26-2011, 10:15 AM   #20
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I would like to apologize for my outburst yesterday; but I have had it up to here with these smug, ignorant Windoze trolls who invade our space, needle us and waste our time because they have nothing better to do. I hate it that the knowledge, skills and experience that you have acquired over several years should be wasted on these scoundrels and their frivolity..unassuming and genteel folk that you are..when all you intend is to share it with anyone who asks.
I would like to thank the moderators and members for not retaliating with the harsh responses that my comment inevitably deserved, and politely ignoring me.
 
Old 03-26-2011, 10:34 AM   #21
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I don't think the OP was a troll. Real trolls post: "Linuckz sux!!!!!!!!! iv hd unbunttu on for 10 mins n cnt do annythin wit it!".
 
Old 03-26-2011, 11:18 AM   #22
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Depends on where you want to take this.

Begin with a distro that "works with you", like Ubuntu or Fedora. Pretty complete and they do most of the work for you. Then you could (if so inclined) move on to the more "demanding" flavors like Slackware or Arch. The path is yours, but your goal determines where you take this.

I went with Arch because it's litew8, rolling and educational, though it's tuff and the community can be somewhat hardened...

Thor

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I don't think the OP was a troll. Real trolls post: "Linuckz sux!!!!!!!!! iv hd unbunttu on for 10 mins n cnt do annythin wit it!".
Troll are just prople that ask questions in an other manner...this forum is about getting answers, in whatever form available

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Old 03-26-2011, 11:27 AM   #23
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I've only tried Arch once, in VirtualBox, and I would say it's slightly more "demanding" to install than Slackware. Not beyond the abilities of the average human being, though, if that's what they want to do. As far as Linux knowledge goes, I still regard myself as a beginner.
 
Old 03-26-2011, 11:33 AM   #24
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I don't think the OP was a troll. Real trolls post: "Linuckz sux!!!!!!!!! iv hd unbunttu on for 10 mins n cnt do annythin wit it!".
That's one extreme, other typical troll pranks are;
1) “I am thinking of switching to Linux, could anyone recommend a distribution for newbies?”
This one is to provoke scores of responses from eager and earnest linux practitioners who end up arguing about the merits and demerits of each and every distribution among themselves. Note that this is the only post this kind of troll makes after which he sits back giggling like an ass by himself or with his cronies, without ever acknowledging any of the replies.

2) “I am switching back to Windows..”, says he's having too much trouble installing drivers, cannot connect to the Internet, or some such imaginary issue which he has read about”. This is again to get a large number of Linux users to try to convince him how Linux is not all that difficult and why he should stay with it, also explaining hundreds of ways of doing what he wants and providing an equal number of detailed instructions which he will never make use of because he never intended to in the first place.

In all cases the mark of a troll is that he will make only one or two provocative posts after which he will disappear from the scene.

Anyway, i have taken deep breaths, counted to hundred and calmed myself now..more power to you guys!
 
Old 03-26-2011, 12:00 PM   #25
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O yea??

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As far as Linux knowledge goes, I still regard myself as a beginner.
So do I, every day , that's what makes this what it is: educational. But...Arch, maybe not for a beginner. If I had Arch (or a "stubborn" distro) way back instead of Fedora 8, I may not have "dared" to venture on. A beginner "that wants to find out what Linux really is" should best begin with an easy one...

Hey, Ubuntu or Fedora are pretty good...

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Chrome OS is good, but because it is cloud based, you will have to buy a private jet.
Lol! Dont have that cash...besides, I'm kinda uneasy with that kinda heights...

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Old 03-26-2011, 02:00 PM   #26
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Hows everyone, i would like that someone could tell me, if mephis 8.5
is a good idea to get started as a newbie in linux.
Whats the best option??
Start with Federo 14.
 
Old 03-26-2011, 02:27 PM   #27
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Federo is the best distribution for the newbies.
If you feel the need to triple-post to recommend Fedora, you should at least spell the name right.
 
Old 03-26-2011, 03:17 PM   #28
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Start with Federo 14.
Reduced redundancy by two ...
 
  


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