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Old 03-13-2007, 06:09 PM   #1
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Question Which distro is best for me ?


Iam totaly a Newbie in world of linux but geek in windows ,in linux even don't know how to install a file file .rpm or .gar etc,so friends plz suggest a distro which is best suited for me,my system configuration is good and i want to learn linux and most important thing is i love nice gui.
So plz suggest me a distro bros.
 
Old 03-13-2007, 06:14 PM   #2
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try this http://www.zegeniestudios.net/ldc/
 
Old 03-13-2007, 06:20 PM   #3
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Bro i tired that already it given me Freespire,Unbuntu & Mandriva after that am asking u linux geeks bro to suggest me a distro
 
Old 03-13-2007, 06:40 PM   #4
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I have been useing Fedora Core 4 for about a year with no Problems.
 
Old 03-13-2007, 07:57 PM   #5
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LiveCDs are really good for this. You can download cd images, burn them to cd and run it off the CD before you install anything. So you can play around with a few different distros before choosing best one to install. By the way I'm using Kubuntu which is pretty easy. And thanks to package managers, installing most things is a real breeze (easier than Windows).

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Old 03-13-2007, 08:00 PM   #6
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I recommend getting a LiveCD of a small distro. Nothing large like Ubuntu-its LiveCD is quite slow. (I use Ubuntu/Kubuntu and tried the live CD, great install, bad LiveCD)
 
Old 03-13-2007, 11:20 PM   #7
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Well as far as distros go one of the top rated is Ubuntu or its kde counterpart kubuntu
 
Old 03-14-2007, 06:02 AM   #8
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Kubuntu
http://www.kubuntu.org/


Mandriva
http://www.mandriva.com/community/mandrivaone

PCLinuxOS .92
http://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/metalab/dist...glish/preview/
ftp://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/metalab/distr...glish/preview/

This is the distro I use and recommend, Why because it works right out of the box. No need to configure Everything, everything just works. It also comes as a 1 CD install that is a live CD that you can install later if you wish.

Mephis
http://www.mepis.org/

Blag
http://www.blagblagblag.org/download/

Vector Linux
http://www.vectorlinux.com/

DSL
http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/

Puppy Linux
http://www.puppylinux.org/user/viewpage.php?page_id=3

Slackware
http://www.slackware.com/

SLAX Live CD
http://www.slax.org/

BeaFanatIX
http://bea.cabarel.com/

Elive:
http://www.elivecd.org/

Deli
http://delili.lens.hl-users.com/

Luit Linux
http://luitlinux.sarovar.org/

if you still need help deciding:

http://eedok.voidofmind.com/linux/chooser.html
http://polishlinux.org/choose/quiz/
http://desktoplinuxathome.com/distro.html
 
Old 03-14-2007, 08:51 AM   #9
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I like Kubuntu...and you can update the distro to play all the nice things with "easyUbuntu", after that is done, install Beryl Desktop, it will make the desktop a awesome 3D experience, acts much like a Mac does..

Cheers
 
Old 03-14-2007, 09:54 AM   #10
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Thanks bros for ur precious advices but now am more confused :?
 
Old 03-14-2007, 11:00 AM   #11
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Var2, it's very hard to suggest a distribution to anyone. All we know about you is that you have no experience with Linux and want an attractive interface. That's not very much, and even if we knew your entire life story, we wouldn't be able to guarantee that you'd like our suggestions.

I like Slackware. it's very stable and easy to use and customize. That doesn't mean it will be easy for you though.

Right now, I'm trying Sabayon, it has a very attractive interface, and seems so far to be fairly fast, even with beryl running on KDE

Perhaps you should look at some screenshots of KDE and GNOME (Two of the major Desktop environments available for linux) and decide which you prefer. Then find a distribution that includes your chosen Desktop and gives it to you in a way that you find visually pleasing.

Probably the most important decision will be what type of package manager you want. RPM packages and their manager are generally found (though not exclusively) on RedHat based Distributions. DEB packages and their manager are usually found on Debian based Distros. There are others, but those are the two major ones.

When you do decide on a distribution, stick with it for a while before you jump top the next one, learning to fix whatever problems you have with it will be a valuable experience if you really want to "Learn" linux.
 
Old 03-14-2007, 11:33 AM   #12
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What do you use your computer (or want to use it) for? And are you looking for an easy install with one disk and graphical install? As far as learning linux, there are people that have used Linux for long time that havent learned linux. It is a lifelong experience to improve you knowledge of Linux. Once you are really into it, I suggest you take a look at Linux From Scratch, I dont use it, but many people find it very enlightening.
 
Old 03-14-2007, 02:08 PM   #13
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i want to install on my centrino laptop for internet,music and learning purpose.
1 year before i installed fedore 4 on my pc i liked it much but due to some reason i have remove it,i wanted to installed fedore 6 but its heavy one in 6 disc so am't daring to use it,i thought to install ubuntu but facing prblm in installing it thread here > http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...php?t=537197:(

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Old 03-14-2007, 07:41 PM   #14
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Try SLAX
http://www.slax.org
 
Old 03-14-2007, 08:23 PM   #15
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hi

i suggest you check out eLive http://www.elivecd.org/. enlightenment (e17) is a very nice desktop; pretty, but still very light and quick.

otherwise kubuntu is a good option for fancy gui (kde).

as far as learning goes, that has more to do with which tools you use than which distro.

. -ant
 
  


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