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Old 12-21-2012, 10:15 PM   #1
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What is best?


What,do you think,is the best Linux os for Home pc & Server.
 
Old 12-21-2012, 10:26 PM   #2
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If you're new to Linux, then I'd recommend Linux Mint.
 
Old 12-21-2012, 10:39 PM   #3
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We've been discussing this topic a lot the past week.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ar-4175441843/
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ar-4175441845/

A related question is: What is your hardware? Hardware compatibility may influence your choice of distribution.
 
Old 12-22-2012, 12:05 AM   #4
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There is no 'best'. Try a few and see what you like the most
 
Old 12-22-2012, 12:38 AM   #5
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What,do you think,is the best Linux os for Home pc & Server.
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If you're new to Linux, then I'd recommend Linux Mint.
I was not aware Linux Mint had a server version. Care to give a link for it?

For a system that has both Desktop and Server versions then you have a few choices. Debian would be my preference, other will say Ubuntu (Ubuntu is a derivative of Debian), while others still will say Slackware or Red Hat.

When looking for a server system you will want stability first and foremost Debian and Red Hat fit that bill perfectly. Debian is free, Red Hat you pay for a subscription.
 
Old 12-22-2012, 12:42 AM   #6
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If it's a poll then I would vote for Ubuntu.
If you want opinion, then there're lot of tools available, which can help you determine the 'best' one for you according to your requirements.
 
Old 12-22-2012, 02:26 AM   #7
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We've been discussing this topic a lot the past week.
I think you meant decade

Markus
 
Old 12-22-2012, 04:04 AM   #8
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What,do you think,is the best Linux os for Home pc & Server.
The best linux os is different for both Home pc and Server, though you can use one in both.
 
Old 12-22-2012, 11:16 AM   #9
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Thumbs up format?

I am a newbie and have tried many type of linux format but have recently tried Ubuntu 12.10 which was on the linux format Mag and if you are only use to Windows seems great and lots of software that can be downloaded with ease . this means you can still work with your computer while comands and the use of can be Lernt. Insedently I choose the Lubuntu option.
 
Old 12-23-2012, 02:26 AM   #10
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As divyashree said, the 'server' and 'desktop' definition is blurred for home users. I run server apps and desktop apps on my 24x7 desktop/server. So it really comes down to what distro you like the feel of (like package mgmt and Window Manager). If you really want to run a distro tuned for server use, perhaps CentOS or other 'server distros' may be your choice. It depends on how comfortable you are operating those distros which are usually harder for a newbie to manage.

Just my 2 yen.
 
Old 12-23-2012, 04:18 AM   #11
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Hi tictok,

I don't in what sense your saying but it depends what sort of linux you want for you home pc and server.
The questions arises are:
1. Is it for Small Business
2. or Personal Study / Testing

I would suggest Ubuntu for noobs as these days it is competing with Windows OS and Mac but as other member have mentioned Linux Mint is great as well. I think its best to start learning from Debian distro and going towards other distro

As for server I would say Debian server would be best and CentOS as well. Depends upon what sort of server are you planning to host.

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