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Old 12-16-2010, 06:44 PM   #31
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The OP didn't ask if it is easy for you, he is searching one that is easy for him, and if you look at his initially post, and at post #8, I am sure that he don't want to compile a kernel, and I am sure that he don't want a system that installs only a basic command-line system that you have to build up yourself.
 
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Old 12-16-2010, 06:51 PM   #32
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TigerLinux: Knowing us (LQ members) this thread can be going on for another 10 pages without anything productive. People will just suggest THEIR favourite distributions. As it was suggested in a few posts, try Ubuntu or Linux Mint for yourself. You'll see if you feel comfortable with any of them. If not try Opensuse, Mandriva, PCLinuxOS, etc.

I don't think there's much more to say here.
 
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Old 12-16-2010, 06:57 PM   #33
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The OP didn't ask if it is easy for you, he is searching one that is easy for him, and if you look at his initially post, and at post #8, I am sure that he don't want to compile a kernel, and I am sure that he don't want a system that installs only a basic command-line system that you have to build up yourself.
I guess Mint and PClinuxOS would be good for him since both are good distros and both will install the non-free codecs and web plugins out of the box.

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Old 12-16-2010, 07:48 PM   #34
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i want to try slackware, because people said it is the most stable,
 
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Old 12-16-2010, 07:51 PM   #35
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Then try Slackware. Here's something to help you install it
http://www.slackbook.org/html/book.html
 
Old 12-16-2010, 07:55 PM   #36
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What is the BEST Linux OS ?
I feel undecided to choose among
Fedora
Opensuse
Mandriva
Ubuntu
Kubuntu
All of the above. Seriously. And quite a few others too.
What I mean is this. If you have a reasonable sized hard disc (and who hasn't these days), why not multiboot? It's not hard to do, and you have the best safety net, in the form of several other distros if you stuff one up. (You will, almost certainly, at some stage). You will learn a lot about how linux works, and what you like and don't like out of the distros that are on offer. And it all costs nothing more than the price of a few blank CDs.
You can make a few logical partitions of about 10G and put a different OS in each. Also make a swap partition, and a data partition (large) where you keep all that's dear to you. The only catch her is that you want to have the same UID (user number) in each distro, and that UID must own the data partition.
You'll need to do a bit of homework on partitioning and booting (use chainloading and Grub 1 - it's the simplest) but every installation will teach you something. Don't beat your head against a brick wall if something breaks; if you can't fix it, re-install in another partition.
Enjoy Linux!
 
Old 12-16-2010, 07:56 PM   #37
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Exactly. You're unlikely to stay with the first distro that you try. So why not give a few of them a try.
 
Old 12-16-2010, 09:44 PM   #38
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why people said slackware is the most stable linux?
 
Old 12-16-2010, 10:13 PM   #39
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Slackware is very well tested, before it is released, and is therefore one of the stablest distribution out there, if not the stablest. Only few distros are in the same league when it comes to stability, I would consider Debian and RHEL/CentOS/Scientific Linux.
 
Old 12-17-2010, 12:40 AM   #40
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Debian is extremely, ridiculously stable. RHEL is probably the second; but you have to pay for it. In return, you get great support.
 
Old 12-17-2010, 02:19 AM   #41
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i get known to linux 7 years ago,
i knew slackware but never tried it,
maybe this time i shall try.
 
Old 12-17-2010, 02:20 AM   #42
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i got 2 computers, i want to try solaris also
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/se...ads/index.html
 
Old 12-17-2010, 06:08 AM   #43
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Go ahead and try whatever you want. Don't be too influenced by other peoples opinions. What suits them may not suit you. But you'll never find out what suits you 'til you try it.
 
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Its time to take the plunge - just pick one and give it a go for a while. Then try another. There are plenty of choices, and none of them are wrong. You will find what suits you best.
 
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I will try slackware and Solaris 11,
 
  


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