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Old 02-10-2010, 01:08 PM   #1
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Which linux distro should i go for?


I am planning from moving from 7 to linux 4 eye candy and other stuff like boot times, what do u think is the best distro to settle with? Ubuntu i dont like 4 some reason... so sugest some! (with reasons)!
 
Old 02-10-2010, 01:10 PM   #2
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moving because of how it looks? That's a really really bad reason to want to use Linux. If that honestly is your motivation, then I would advise against it.

If you have to, I would suggest Ubuntu. Seeing as you haven't given a good reason that you don't it, with it being the most popular desktop Linux distribution ever. Further than that I would suggest you do some research on the subject, such as looking at the myriad of identical threads already posted and answers on this site and others.

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Old 02-10-2010, 01:48 PM   #3
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suggestion: openSUSE
reason: it has ponies, which is what you are looking for.
 
Old 02-10-2010, 01:57 PM   #4
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ZOMFG!!!!!!!1 ponies!!!1111
 
Old 02-10-2010, 02:13 PM   #5
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Ubuntu has koalas.
 
Old 02-10-2010, 02:20 PM   #6
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You seriously want to switch to Linux JUST because of eye candy? That's a pretty bad reason. Good reasons are more like wanting to go open-source, independence from Microsoft, or Linux being technically better.

Personally, my initial reason to switch was to have a more tinkerer- and programmer-friendly environment to work in.
 
Old 02-10-2010, 02:34 PM   #7
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Wrong continent.
 
Old 02-10-2010, 02:56 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by carbonfiber View Post
suggestion: openSUSE
reason: it has ponies, which is what you are looking for.
openSUSE + the following:
http://happypenguin.org/show?Pink%20Pony

Now seriously, obviously we're not trying to stop you from using linux, but if that's your only reason for switching to linux, you're very likely to get discouraged very quickly. If you stumble upon any problems configuring all those ponies, you might not have enough patience/determination to tinker with the system to get it up and running.
By then again, who am I to judge you?! You might as well like it. By all means give it a try, just don't say later on that you haven't been warned
Good luck
 
Old 02-10-2010, 03:37 PM   #9
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Wink

http://distrowatch.com/Check this site and find the prettiest distro.

Seriously though, moving to Linux is a big step just for eye candy.
Remember that some of you Windows stuff will not work with Linux. There are also the issues that sometimes distro's won't work with some of your hardware (ie: wireless, sound, etc). Best thing to do is download a few that you think you would like and test them as Live CD's first.

Good luck
 
Old 02-10-2010, 04:52 PM   #10
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There are a few screen shot sites that have maybe hundreds of distro's pages.

Here is one but also look at distrowatch for the others. http://www.thecodingstudio.com/opens...x/screenshots/
 
  


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