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Old 11-04-2010, 02:53 PM   #1
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Question Which distribution you advise me to use


Hello guys,

I am new to linux, and really hate to ask foolish questions lol.

This is my computer configrations:- http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1380460

Please advise for which distribution I can use?
 
Old 11-04-2010, 02:54 PM   #2
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Hi,

Any major distro would do.
Take a look at
http://distrowatch.com/

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Old 11-04-2010, 02:59 PM   #3
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in linux ... can I say or ask what is the comprehensive distribution?
The one that I can use to make all hardware drivers really work plus various applications.
I've realized that all the internet refer to ubutnu and do not know why I do not like that trend lol
So I was thinking about something else
sure I could be wrong and goofy but tis is how I think so please correct me.
 
Old 11-04-2010, 03:04 PM   #4
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If you don't like ubuntu, use another distro, the choice is yours.
People use ubuntu because it's easy to use for beginners.
All disto's in the top 10 should work.
What you could do is download the live CD's from the distro's you like or want to use
Boot them and see if all hardware is supported.

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Old 11-04-2010, 03:09 PM   #5
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Ubuntu or Linux Mint would be the best way to go if you are new. If you don't like either after trying them then You could try Opensuse, Fedora or even Debian (Which Ubuntu is based on.)

As far as Ubuntu hogging much of the searches, you will get use to that once you find a distro you like and get use to ways to get around that with how you enter your search.

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Old 11-05-2010, 01:17 AM   #6
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Where can I find top ten list?
from live cd i think i like debian, fedora but really can not make up my mind for which one of them.
how can I choose or according to what a good choice could be done.
 
Old 11-05-2010, 01:18 AM   #7
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You can find the top ten list in the link in my signature, Distrowatch.
 
Old 11-05-2010, 01:47 AM   #8
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Hi

I personally use Fedora - and one thing I think you should take into account is that everything will not "just work" - as per your first post you're looking for something where hardware/software works out the box.

Fedora has a short lifecycle; since the project always releases a distro with the latest versions of the kernel and/or software. Whilst a good thing for some; almost guaranteed you'll need to do a fair amount of tweaking to get all your devices working properly.

The reason you find that the widely suggested OS is Ubuntu; is because it natively does support most system configurations and most of your HW/applications will work out the box. Mint is also a good option since its an Ubuntu variant that is tweaked even further to be user friendly.

I don't know why you feel you don't want to "follow the trend" but based on your requirement in your original post I suggest you go with Ubuntu or Mint.
 
Old 11-05-2010, 09:24 AM   #9
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Thanks a lot for your inputs guys
 
  


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