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Old 04-11-2008, 11:26 AM   #1
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Linux Various Versions and Your Preferences/Experiences?


Which Linux edition do you use and why? Which versions is best for business, marketing, marketing and business programs?

Is it true that Fedora, like Fedora 9 is the best supported distro?

PC Linux OS would be the simplest to use right?

Ubuntu is also straight forward, Fedora more complex? Which is most worthwhile getting used to?

I am thinking of installing Fedora 9 or Ubuntu Hardy Herron on a EHD, say 250 Gig.

Graphics display such as of complex tech drawing is useful here. And Wine which works well, since most people use windows.

So I am interested in varieties of Linux, to choose from in the next few months, and even if I can find links to free Linux program sites and reviews, screen shots. I will also be looking in distrowatch.
 
Old 04-11-2008, 11:35 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ!!

Since you have a 250G drive, make yourself a top-ten list using http://distrowatch.com + the recent Member's Choice awards here at LQ.

Then install all ten. You can then help me write my latest book: "Confessions of a Distro-hopper"

Seriously, there is no "best" and there are typically no discriminators that relate to how the machine will be used---the differences are all in the setup, user interface, etc.

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And Wine which works well, since most people use windows.
I don't understand this....Wine works for some things, and Crossover (Codeweavers) works for others. But not ALL Windows SW will run on Linux---but Linux now has equivalents for just about everything.
 
Old 04-11-2008, 11:37 AM   #3
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My profile says PCLOS, but I am in the process of switching all systems to Arch
 
Old 05-01-2008, 09:54 AM   #4
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Which Linux Distro Is Best For Students And Small Business...?

Which Linux distro is best for students computing needs, and later on business, maths and databases, marketing...

A bit of online research later on too?

Which Linux has that rotating cube screen?

Business including business maths, letters, emails, and product design and images?

Thanks.
 
Old 05-01-2008, 09:57 AM   #5
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All of them can do it (for example the 3d desktop effects, like the spinning cube - it's Compiz Fusion, and very probably available for any distribution you like; the only thing slowing you down is that if there are no precompiled packages for your distribution, you're forced to install the software from source, which isn't difficult but not as straightforward to manage as the "binary packages"). So in the end it's just up to you choosing the one that pleases you most - has the software you want installed out of the box, or installs in the shortest time, or detects your hardware better than the others, or something else.

See distrowatch website.
 
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Highly similar threads merged.
 
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Highly similar threads merged.
Good idea, and there are some very good answers above.
Any distro will do the job, it all depends on what you like, and what your friends use. I helps to have more than one running similar OS's so you can help each other, but when that's not the case there is lots of help right here.
 
  


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