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Old 04-09-2006, 12:27 AM   #1
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Which linux Distro?


I am Currently Dual booting Windows XP Pro, and PC Linux OS, I would like to Tri boot another version of linux. I have not been useing this linux and dual booting for even a week yet, but I am liking linux alot, I have a 300gb harddrive with not even a full 200gb formated so i have plently of room.

I was thinking of trying a gnome based linux since PC Linux OS is kde, so i could try something new.

There are a few things I'm looking for.

1.Speed(don't want it to be ultra slow, but as long as its not to much worse then windows, then i'm good, or if its faster thats always better tongue.gif )
2.EASY installtion. I liked the PC Linux OS install, just boot of the live CD to the actull linux OS, and then click the install icon on the desktop and go though the wizerd. It was easy, which I like since i have hardly any exp in this.

3.Can Tri boot with my current LILO(auto installed when i was installing PC Linux OS) Easiley, or can use a new boot manger but will work and come up with windows and pc linux os too.


Also I wouldn't mind Quad-booting either and trying two mroe linux distro's. So Recomend me what you can. I would like to try at least one Gnome based just to see what its like.

If any happen to come with any program that can run exacutables from windows, such as games that would be GREAT too. AMD, 32 bit stem.
 
Old 04-09-2006, 12:45 AM   #2
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as for a distro choice i would go for ubuntu which is very straight forward to install. Inorder to tri-boot you just need to tell the ubuntu install to add itself to the bootloader(LILO) that you already have in place instead of installing again. This will let you tri-boot. The process for quad booting is just the same. I believe eventually there is some type of limit which is determined by the size of the MBR i believe but it is around 64 OSes i think.
 
Old 04-09-2006, 12:52 AM   #3
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where can i download the latest version of it? I would assume jsut burn image to disk and boot from CD like most things?

Also is there any specail thing for em to do it tell it to add to the curent bootloader instead of making one, is there an option for it or do i need to do something specail? thanks.
 
Old 04-09-2006, 02:38 AM   #4
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Go to distrowatch, take a look at the list of distros there. After that download those that interest you and try them out until you find one that you like and use that.
 
Old 04-09-2006, 03:51 AM   #5
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as for a distro choice i would go for ubuntu
what is up with everyone recommending bloatware.
Think slack! or any other that is not bloated.
 
Old 04-09-2006, 01:08 PM   #6
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Try Damn Small, one of the least bloated
 
Old 04-09-2006, 01:17 PM   #7
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Try Damn Small, one of the least bloated
Yes, but damn small linux isent very usable...
 
Old 04-09-2006, 01:44 PM   #8
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what is up with everyone recommending bloatware.
Think slack! or any other that is not bloated.
Nice sentiment, but the user was thinking more about something that comes with Gnome by default. I haven't used Ubuntu, but if it's set of base packages is anything like Kubuntu, it's one of the least bloated distros I've seen. You could insist someone use your favorite distro, but it's better to suggest something that fits the poster's needs.
 
Old 04-09-2006, 01:50 PM   #9
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Nice sentiment, but the user was thinking more about something that comes with Gnome by default. I haven't used Ubuntu, but if it's set of base packages is anything like Kubuntu, it's one of the least bloated distros I've seen. You could insist someone use your favorite distro, but it's better to suggest something that fits the poster's needs.
So is ubuntu not bloated?
 
Old 04-10-2006, 06:13 PM   #10
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well i got and installed ubutu, i used gnome instead of my current lilo since it decteced windows and my other linux so i thought why not, and it works fine. I'm liking it so far, better then px linux os, everything isn't as "small" and i like th elayout of things.

any other suggestions for another i might want to try? i want to find the one i like best, another easy to install one would be nice :P
 
  


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