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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.
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).
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.
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..
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.
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.
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:(