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Old 12-04-2005, 12:07 PM   #1
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Which linux to download?


I have a new AMD 64bit 3500+ so I think I need a x86-64bit linux distro.

Im looking for one that has the most gui for administrering it, I dont mind doing some hand editiing but I'd like most of it to be in a gui form to fill out to make my life aasier.

Thanks,
 
Old 12-04-2005, 12:21 PM   #2
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You are looking for Ubuntu AMD 64-bit .

http://mirror.mcs.anl.gov/pub/ubuntu-iso/5.10/
 
Old 12-04-2005, 12:25 PM   #3
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Try Suse or Mandriva if gui admin tools are very important to you.
 
Old 12-04-2005, 10:01 PM   #4
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I would use ubuntu, knoppix, or dam small linux
 
Old 12-05-2005, 01:46 AM   #5
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Try fedora. They have x86 64bits platform support.

http://www.alllinuxcd.com/catalog/pr...roducts_id=178

Last edited by ket; 12-05-2005 at 01:48 AM.
 
Old 12-05-2005, 01:57 AM   #6
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As you can tell, asking this question on a linbux forum is almost a complete waste of time as everybody wants to plug their own distrobution. I'm just suprised somebody hasn't said Slackware is the best for you yet, that's almost a first.

Go read Distrowatch or search the Reviews section here, look for x86_64 distros and try them out until you find one you like. CDRWs are handy for this phase of linux use.
 
Old 12-05-2005, 03:08 PM   #7
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Slackware and Debian is too hard for GUI users... so is Fedora (too many bugs).

Note I didn't mention my favorite distro, Gentoo, because it's mostly console, and not suited for a GUI user.
 
Old 12-05-2005, 04:14 PM   #8
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I mentioned Mandriva and Suse because I think they have the best gui admin tools compared to all Linux distros out there. If they had mentioned different criteria then I would have mentioned something else. I do agree though that some people just mention the distro of their choice due to loyalty.
 
Old 12-06-2005, 08:43 AM   #9
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My distro is better.......No---MINE is!!

None of this applies to YOU....

I have never seen a Linux setup in which I did not eventually find things easier on the command line---but I also appreciate the GUI.

I think the answer is simple--try one of the free distributions and see where it leads you. Ubuntu, Fedora, Open SUSE, etc.
 
Old 12-06-2005, 03:04 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by cs-cam
I'm just suprised somebody hasn't said Slackware is the best for you yet, that's almost a first.
LOL. The best laugh I have had today. The only thing missing is a claim regarding how easy it was to install in spite of the rumors that it was supposed to be difficult.
 
Old 12-06-2005, 05:36 PM   #11
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LOL. The best laugh I have had today. The only thing missing is a claim regarding how easy it was to install in spite of the rumors that it was supposed to be difficult.
Glad I had that effect
 
  


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