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I see from your sig that you already run "Distribution: Fedora Core and Ubuntu", so why ask the question in the way you did?
That are the Ones I like to use and I have used for somewhat 6 months, but asked you people because you are professional. And one more cause is that nowadays the SUSE Linux is being distributed with some Laptops.
So these were the points I asked for.
And one of my friends asked me too.
Last edited by qudratkhan; 11-26-2008 at 01:28 AM.
I can put my stamp of approval on Sabayon 3.5.1 since it installed with out any tinkering to get it boot up using any Linux file systems and on legacy computers. It can be used by novices, but have to use some command line utilities to install programs if the desire programs are installed. It is basically Gentoo, so installing programs is very, very easy. I strongly recommend the full 4 GB ISO file from Sabayon. Its mini-edition has a history of not working up to par as the full DVD-5 disc version. I have tested, the mini-edition of Sabayon and it is not good.
I do not recommend SUSE because it is too Windows like and this is a bad thing. SUSE uses proprietary ways, so any howtos you want to follow have to be re-worded.
Ubuntu is over rated and it does not always install the same way. Some installs you might have to start all over.
Fedora not that good either. It requires too much to configure it using GUI utilities. Its configs does not have any documentation if you have to resort to command line.
IMHO, distributions that use mainly pre-compile program packages are not easy to work with and not always reliable for your setup. A more reliable way is compiling from source and install it. Gentoo makes this process easy and automated. Gentoo takes a long time to install and it is tedious. Sabayon makes installing a Gentoo based setup faster by having some program pre-compiled to either get a lite setup for server use or for a GUI environment for notebook and desktop/workstation use.
Popularity is the only element you should take into consideration when you pick an OS. You want your operating system to surround you with friends. Wait. Even better: sycophants.
Your choice of OS should give you the power to pick up any member of either gender with just a mention of it's name. "You use Ubuntu? You know... those sideburns are lovely..."
A good OS will make people want to give you things -- money, cars, their first born child.
Your OS defines who you are and who you will be. The wrong choice condemns you to a life of loneliness and misery. The right choice makes your dreams come alive. Ask yourself: can you really afford to run an unpopular OS? Can you afford to not run Ubuntu?
popularity is the only element you should take into consideration when you pick an os. You want your operating system to surround you with friends. Wait. Even better: Sycophants.
Your choice of os should give you the power to pick up any member of either gender with just a mention of it's name. "you use ubuntu? You know... Those sideburns are lovely..."
a good os will make people want to give you things -- money, cars, their first born child.
Your os defines who you are and who you will be. The wrong choice condemns you to a life of loneliness and misery. The right choice makes your dreams come alive. Ask yourself: Can you really afford to run an unpopular os? Can you afford to not run ubuntu?
It's all a matter of preference, of course. Try lots of them and see what you like. I prefer PCLinuxOS myself, at least as my 'stable' OS. Partly because it's one of the very few distros that sees my wireless network card right off the bat (which is very rare), and partly because the system tools are actually organized logically(which is another rarity, from what I've seen). I also favor rpm-based distros because I feel more comfortable with them. Depends on what you want, need and like.
I think my own option was right! I should use Ubuntu and also recommend my friend to use Ubuntu. Because there are many opinions here, but everyone is right because they say it from their experience. But I will prefer to use the famous one because everyone will know it and I will be able to ask the problems everywhere.
Last edited by qudratkhan; 11-26-2008 at 11:38 PM.