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Old 10-17-2010, 10:44 PM   #1
alakhan
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which linux distribution good as a performance for home user


Hello experts,

I am tired of windows viruses and problems. I had decided to come in Linux now. I am a general user: and do trading and surfing on internet.
I use metatrader software which i found can be install using wine on linux.
I need most fastest distribution of linux and easy to install if possibe. But main concern is should be fastest.

I am using Dell D6oo with 1 GB ram and 30 Gid HD.
 
Old 10-17-2010, 10:51 PM   #2
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Hello experts,

I am tired of windows viruses and problems. I had decided to come in Linux now. I am a general user: and do trading and surfing on internet.
I use metatrader software which i found can be install using wine on linux.
I need most fastest distribution of linux and easy to install if possibe. But main concern is should be fastest.

I am using Dell D6oo with 1 GB ram and 30 Gid HD.
Salam! Just have a look on my signature. Its Ultimate edition. I have tried all distros but ultimately settled on this one. Its the most user friendly and beautiful.
 
Old 10-18-2010, 02:48 AM   #3
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alakhan congrats for moving over to linux. First off please remember. Their are still virus and exploits for Linux as well. But there is a very small to none chance you may get one. But if you ever put your self in that position by browsing bad porn sites, pirate sites, etc you may get one. So just please note that. Also when you ask "which linux distribution good as a performance for home user". there is no real answer. The only way you can answer that is download and install many distros to find the one that suits you. In my opinion I've found debian distros to be a pain. But I find my self using ubuntu on my personal computer which derived from ubuntu. Slackware is a very good option as well. So its probably best for you to google "linux distro choser" and take a quiz. This may point you in the right direction. But above all the only true way you'll figure out what you like the most is by hands on experience.

Good luck to you and hope you stay Linux.
 
Old 10-18-2010, 02:58 AM   #4
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I am tired of windows viruses and problems. I had decided to come in Linux now. I am a general user: and do trading and surfing on internet.
I use metatrader software which i found can be install using wine on linux.
I need most fastest distribution of linux and easy to install if possibe. But main concern is should be fastest.

I am using Dell D6oo with 1 GB ram and 30 Gid HD.
It isn't about distro, it's about DE. Use LXDE, it's very fast. For simplicity it's Ubuntu. So your choice is Lubuntu:
http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=lubuntu
http://people.ubuntu.com/~gilir/
 
Old 10-18-2010, 03:16 AM   #5
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Ubuntu
 
Old 10-18-2010, 03:44 AM   #6
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LXDE is faster then Gnome.
 
Old 10-18-2010, 06:42 AM   #7
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Any take your pick http://distrowatch.com/
 
Old 10-18-2010, 07:02 AM   #8
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Hi,

Look a 'Get Your ISO, LiveCD & Pocket OS'.
Try a LiveCD from The LiveCD List which is very Good list to choose a LiveCD to test drive.

Hopefully you can decide what fits your needs from a LiveCD. Don't expect a speedy demo but the means to see what feels right before doing any installation.

You can look at GNU/Linux-Newbie section of 'Slackware-Links' for some useful links to helpful information.

Just a few links to aid you to gaining some understanding;

Linux Documentation Project
Rute Tutorial & Exposition
Linux Command Guide
Utimate Linux Newbie Guide
LinuxSelfHelp
Getting Started with Linux
Bash Beginners Guide
Bash Reference Manual
Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
Linux Home Networking

The above links and others can be found at '
Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
Old 10-18-2010, 07:17 AM   #9
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Old 10-18-2010, 08:27 AM   #10
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Looking at fast but user-friendly distros I would prefer xubuntu but lubuntu is a fine alternative.
 
Old 10-18-2010, 08:37 AM   #11
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Thankyou very much for your guidance

Thank you very much for your guidance.
I will try following dist. as you guys had suggested:

Ubuntu ultimate edition 2.7
LXDE is faster then Gnome.
Slackware

I had two questions:
1) Live CDs are as good as real distribution installed on hard-disk. I mean by looking Live CD, can we choose which distribution should be selected?

2) In LiveCDs, can we install some thing? I run MetaTrader software which is installed and run in Wine. So Can I install or add wine in live CD and can install in it metatrader?

Thanks.
 
Old 10-18-2010, 08:58 AM   #12
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Hi,

LiveCD may shine some light on the subject.

Test-drive a LiveCD GNU/Linux will get you the look & feel. Don't expect speed at this time. Some GNU/Linux LiveCD will allow or do a install when selected. Particular LiveCD will allow you running from a Local hdd, but not all.
 
Old 10-18-2010, 09:01 AM   #13
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I had two questions:
1) Live CDs are as good as real distribution installed on hard-disk. I mean by looking Live CD, can we choose which distribution should be selected?

2) In LiveCDs, can we install some thing? I run MetaTrader software which is installed and run in Wine. So Can I install or add wine in live CD and can install in it metatrader?
1. Live CDs are very good for evaluation purposes. You get the full experience of using Linux, but with no change to your computer. The only limitations of a Live CD are a) it will be slower than a full install; b) you are limited by how much RAM you have available.

2. Yes, you can install anything you want in a Live CD session (assuming you have enough RAM). Anything you install will be temporary. When you power down the computer, all changes will be lost. Next time you boot the Live CD, everything will be back to its original state (CDs are read-only).
 
Old 10-18-2010, 09:40 AM   #14
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Hello experts,

I am tired of windows viruses and problems. I had decided to come in Linux now. I am a general user: and do trading and surfing on internet.
I use metatrader software which i found can be install using wine on linux.
I need most fastest distribution of linux and easy to install if possibe. But main concern is should be fastest.

I am using Dell D6oo with 1 GB ram and 30 Gid HD.

Not sure why someone recommends Ubuntu when you are asking for the fastest.

Antix
is one of the small distros which come with a lot of comfort and are easy to use.

If i want a fast OS i install Debian, deselect <desktop-environment> during installation. And after reboot i install xorg, fluxbox and the packages i need. Done.
The difference is that it doesn't load a ton of services i will never need
(not that one could not disable them on the other distros, but that takes much longer for me).

http://antix.mepis.org/index.php?title=Main_Page
There are a lot of live distros which are based on fluxbox/icewm/jwm/, short: on window-managers, but antix i know best. Search for vector, puppy, etc.
 
Old 10-18-2010, 09:43 AM   #15
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So: no, it is not only about the environment (gnome, kde, lxde, xfce4), but also about how a distro is organized.
The so called user-friendly ones consider it good to load kinda "everything you will never need". That makes them slow.
 
  


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