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Old 02-03-2005, 11:26 AM   #1
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which linux distro has a GUI?


which distro has a GUI? i only have 1 cdrw that can hold under 650mb... and im thinking of using Ubuntu but i dont know.. is there anything that has a gui so its not so difficult to install?
 
Old 02-03-2005, 11:41 AM   #2
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Almost all Linux distros have a GUI (Graphical User Interface).
Only a handful of roll-your-own type distros do not.

If you are trying to just try out Linux, consider knoppix. Knoppix squeezes the entire distro onto one CD. DamnSmallLinux does the same in a smaller footprint. If the power of your hardware is a consideration, there are distros that use things like fvwm, which run with less overhead than KDE or Gnome.
 
Old 02-03-2005, 11:42 AM   #3
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whats the damnsmall linux, is that any good?
 
Old 02-03-2005, 11:45 AM   #4
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You can find reviews for linux distributions on this site and at www.linux.org

From what I read D.S.Linux is good, I just DL'd it last night and will try it soon.
 
Old 02-03-2005, 11:53 AM   #5
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Another good website is distrowatch.
 
Old 02-03-2005, 12:56 PM   #6
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wow i just used d.s. linux... awesome but i was confused... couldnt open files. how do you open certain files? i tried d/l gaim, didnt work, tried limewire for linux, didnt work.
 
Old 02-03-2005, 02:02 PM   #7
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I'd recommend Kanotix.

Reason why I cant recommend damnsmalllinux or Knoppix is because they have some issues. DSL's problem is that it doesnt come with GCC and alot of different drives and is a bitch to add it sometimes. Knoppix is based on alot of different versions of Debian, and quite frequently falls into Dependency Hell on Hard Drive installs. Kanotix is based on Knoppix, but is pure Debian Sid, and is meant for hard drive installs (but still works as a LiveCD). Knoppix isnt really meant for hard drive installs.
 
Old 02-03-2005, 02:56 PM   #8
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so kanotix can be used as a live cd and on the hd? i think i might just stick to live cd's... is it possible to have music/documents/file storage on these live cd's?
 
Old 02-03-2005, 03:30 PM   #9
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what about Mepis, i heard thats a good live cd as well. some saying its better than kanotix. i for some reason cant get Knoppix to work... I gave up on it... i got tired of seeing nothing but a screen saying ERROR.
 
Old 02-03-2005, 03:34 PM   #10
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DON'T USE UBUNTU! I made that mistake and I still can't access windows. It is a horrible excuse for linux, and no better than PHLAK. I'm switching to gentoo, which is supposed to be a little more complicated for a n00b (me being a n00b to linux, but not to programming/terminal in general). if you know what you are doing, use gentoo. otherwise knoppix, dsl (not the internet, the distro), or fedora. If you have the money use linspire (aka lindows). If you have the money and know what you are doing, use red hat enterprise.
 
Old 02-03-2005, 03:35 PM   #11
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so kanotix can be used as a live cd and on the hd? i think i might just stick to live cd's... is it possible to have music/documents/file storage on these live cd's?
Not *on* the CD. But some (most?) allow you to access a USB Key, or similar device, that you can use to hold your personal files.
 
Old 02-03-2005, 03:37 PM   #12
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your from omaha too padma?
 
Old 02-03-2005, 03:40 PM   #13
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DON'T USE UBUNTU! I made that mistake and I still can't access windows. It is a horrible excuse for linux, and no better than PHLAK. I'm switching to gentoo, which is supposed to be a little more complicated for a n00b (me being a n00b to linux, but not to programming/terminal in general). if you know what you are doing, use gentoo. otherwise knoppix, dsl (not the internet, the distro), or fedora. If you have the money use linspire (aka lindows). If you have the money and know what you are doing, use red hat enterprise.
I used DSL and it was ok, i liked how i could have internet but then i used Slax, way better, but my internet didnt work. Knoppix sucked ive tried installing it 3 times, i keep getting errors and it keeps failing. Then used suse personal, which I didnt like. So i think i am going to use Mepis Live CD and Mandrake on my hd since thats supposed to be an easy setup, kind of like Suse, right?
 
Old 02-03-2005, 03:48 PM   #14
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Mandrake has a good, graphical installer, similar to SuSE. It is one of the "easy-to-install/easy-to-use" distros that newbies like. (And some of us not-so-newbies. )

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your from omaha too padma?
Only for the last 21 years.
 
Old 02-03-2005, 03:52 PM   #15
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ok ive been in omaha my whole life, 19 years.. and im a linux n00b but i catch on quick.. earlier today i didnt know wth i was doing lol
 
  


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