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Old 09-13-2009, 03:58 PM   #1
AbdurRahman
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Which OS shoud I use?


Hi I am really new to linux please suggest me which OS should I install meaning Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Fedora or something else. I am using lenovo G530.
 
Old 09-13-2009, 04:05 PM   #2
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Many of the major distributions has a live-cd that will allow you to try their distribution on your system. This way you can see which one you like better and install it. Some will allow you to install with the live-cd too. You can download the live-cd for free from their websites.
 
Old 09-13-2009, 05:47 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by AbdurRahman View Post
Hi I am really new to linux please suggest me which OS should I install meaning Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Fedora or something else. I am using lenovo G530.
Huh....from the last time you posted here:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ora-11-746244/

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yeah im using xp and it so much easier. I think linux is more for ppl who are computer experts and have ample lot of time in their hands to waste on something that takes a few mins in windows.
I installed fedora coz someone told me you dont get virus or crash....turns out thats not true either!
Crap operating system
Thought you went back to XP, and linux was crap??

If you want to use Linux, go with the live distro's suggested by karlatLQ. Mandriva, Ubuntu/Kubuntu, openSUSE, and Fedora are all good. Download them and try them all.
 
Old 09-14-2009, 01:06 AM   #4
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i will suggest that u go for ubuntu im new at linux too and i like better ubuntu than windows xp because you dont get virus or pop ups.and what i like better from ubuntu is that after installing it you do the update manager and also the update from the drivers you are missing....
 
Old 09-14-2009, 02:18 AM   #5
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yeah im using xp and it so much easier. I think linux is more for ppl who are computer experts and have ample lot of time in their hands to waste on something that takes a few mins in windows.
I installed fedora coz someone told me you dont get virus or crash....turns out thats not true either!
Crap operating system
If this what your attitude is then it will be difficult for you to learn new OS. Think of the time when you were new to computers and did not even know how to operate windows. The same way you will have to learn how to use Linux. No one here at LQ came to this world with inborn knowledge of Linux and not most of us have ample time on our hands.

Anyhow, as suggested try out Live versions that will allow you to boot from cd / dvd media and use directly without need to install it on your hard drive. This way you will be able to take a look at a lot of distributions before you finally make stop at some.
I suggest you start out with Ubuntu. It is as easy as anything can get and then move on to other core distributions if you feel the need. I have not felt need to change though.
 
Old 09-15-2009, 12:44 AM   #6
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Huh....from the last time you posted here:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ora-11-746244/



Thought you went back to XP, and linux was crap??

If you want to use Linux, go with the live distro's suggested by karlatLQ. Mandriva, Ubuntu/Kubuntu, openSUSE, and Fedora are all good. Download them and try them all.
Yes I went back on XP with my old laptop (compaq pressario 2100) and gave it to away. Im using vista right now and dont like it either....didnt like fedora either...but i miss some aspects of linux....
My friend suggested me it would be a good idea that if i installed both of them meaning keeping two OS (vista or windows 7 and Linux) that way i would be able to switch back and forth.
btw if you do know how to put/install them together let me know...
 
Old 09-15-2009, 12:54 AM   #7
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describing in a simple way.first install windoz then linux..you will get dual boot.. when installing linux dont forget to install grub in mbr..if you have got more doubts feel free to ask.

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mobin

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Old 09-15-2009, 12:54 AM   #8
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Dual booting is easy. Just make sure you install windows first to save any unnecessary hassle of restoring grub,etc. I'd say since you're coming from windows world, use mandriva. It's really easy to setup and has lotsa GUI stuffs to mke things easier for windows users having 0 expertise in Linux. AFAIK, ubuntu will time to time require you to use CLI.
 
Old 09-15-2009, 01:00 AM   #9
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Im using vista right now and dont like it either....didnt like fedora either...but i miss some aspects of linux....
Not too surprised to hear about vista. Not many liked it. Personally I feel using vista is waste of precious money.
I am not too sure which version of Fedora you used and what aspects you did not like and what you miss in Linux.
If you could clarify what you need in Linux a bit more, you could get help better.
 
  


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