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Old 01-25-2009, 03:44 PM   #1
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Which Operating System is best for me?


I'm new to Linux as of today and I so far am impressed. My first use has been phenomenal but I'm not sure if the operating system I got is right for me. I am currently using gOS and I love it. The theme and all but. I'm having a hard time working with it. I can't find file folders like programs, and my computer. I have a iRiver e100 mp3/mp4 player. I connect it into my computer. I find the file but it won't show my music or pictures. How can I drag my music from my Music device into the My Music folder I made so I can listen to music on my pc. So I'm wondering which linux is easiest to use and pretty fast. (I hope I'm in the right section)
-Matt
Oh also I got gOS by pendrivelinux because I am out of cd's so If you suggest a OS please make sure it's available from pendrivelinux so I can just use my SD card then install it from there. I tried ubuntu but ISO download link is broken or something.

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Old 01-25-2009, 04:09 PM   #2
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well the right answer is the one you prefer using. outside of that, try ubuntu or mepis for a new starter, among many many many other good candidates.
 
Old 01-25-2009, 04:17 PM   #3
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For new users, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Mepis, Zenwalk, are some good ones. If you check out the reviews on http://distrowatch.com you should find the one you think will do what you want it for.
 
Old 01-25-2009, 04:52 PM   #4
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Hasn't this question been asked like a bazillion times?? Isn't there a sticky on this somewhere?
 
Old 01-25-2009, 09:03 PM   #5
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Have a look at http://distrowatch.com/ to see what specialized Linux variants exist, otherwise you will end up hearing everyone advocating his/her beloved Linux distro (or BSD distro). The best distro is always the one that has those tools by default, that you want most, and also the one that makes you feel comfortable.
It seems that you have a lot of LiveCD testing ahead of you, or simply stick with what you have installed already.

Debian

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Old 01-25-2009, 10:37 PM   #6
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you can do all that in gos just stop thinking windows and learn linux the help files are there. and the huge amount of Ubuntu forums that cover that hardy heron just up date everything first.

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Old 01-25-2009, 11:03 PM   #7
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Hasn't this question been asked like a bazillion times?? Isn't there a sticky on this somewhere?
It doesn't matter if it becomes a sticky or not. This question will continue to be asked over and over. It's the same with the "help me" and "Urgent" threads.

We just have to bear with it.

- Cheers

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Old 01-26-2009, 09:45 AM   #8
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Sorry, didn't mean to be short. It was a bad day and the redundancy of the question was irritating. My apologies.
 
Old 01-26-2009, 01:01 PM   #9
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Hi, TuxSurfer

No need to apologize.

I wasn't upset towards you. The tone of my reply did sound like it. I should have put a happy smiley at the end of the sentence.

I do agree with you and there should be a "Which Distro Is Best for Me" sticky thread. But, the reality is most people don't read these types of threads.

- Cheers

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Old 01-26-2009, 01:45 PM   #10
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No problem, I probably shouldn't have been so snappy towards the noob anyway.
 
  


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