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Old 10-11-2013, 03:33 PM   #91
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I wouldn't but bla, more apps maybe∞
 
Old 10-11-2013, 04:15 PM   #92
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Well. I started with Slackware back in the year 2000 or so. Slackware is a great way to learn GNU/Linux. I have since tried about 20 distroes. Ubuntu/Mint and those ones would be a smooth way to learn GNU/Linux if you are new. You will not learn very much and quick, but you will have a smooth start.

For me, Fedora is by far the worst distro I tried. Just a recommendation to him as a new user, to not use Fedora. But in a response to you I would say Fedora is not a distro I would recommend to experienced users either. In fact, I would not recommend it to anyone. But in particular not to new users or experienced users. The whole system is too bundled.
I can't disagree with your personal experience. I do think though that Fedora can be worth a try if it works for you.
You can check which distro I currently list to the left to see which way I jumped.
 
Old 10-12-2013, 12:56 PM   #93
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Greetings,

I have been reading this thread and have learned quite a bit on what may or may not work for me. I just gave my aspire one win 7 the Dban. I have crunchbang on my eee pc. It is great, but I am looking for the most user friendly, hook up my printer without a cloud, turn on,go shopping and download images that can be enlarged to fit the page easily, for my aspire. There are so many distros that I am beginning to lose sight of what I need instead of - wow! that looks great! Any recommendations on parameters given above? Won't hold you to them. Just looking for a direction to what I actually need- not what I think will work and ultimately end up dancing to Distro Inferno. Scourceforge is a great source- so if anyone has any suggestions, I will greatly appreciate them and whiz over to LinkLand and do the research.

Many thanks in advance for your suggestions!

Xfool.
 
Old 10-12-2013, 10:35 PM   #94
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Greetings,

I have been reading this thread and have learned quite a bit on what may or may not work for me. I just gave my aspire one win 7 the Dban. I have crunchbang on my eee pc. It is great, but I am looking for the most user friendly, hook up my printer without a cloud, turn on,go shopping and download images that can be enlarged to fit the page easily, for my aspire. There are so many distros that I am beginning to lose sight of what I need instead of - wow! that looks great! Any recommendations on parameters given above? Won't hold you to them. Just looking for a direction to what I actually need- not what I think will work and ultimately end up dancing to Distro Inferno. Scourceforge is a great source- so if anyone has any suggestions, I will greatly appreciate them and whiz over to LinkLand and do the research.

Many thanks in advance for your suggestions!

Xfool.
You may need to open a new thread to get the help that you need. You also didn't state the printer that you're hook up. We will be looking out for it.
 
Old 10-13-2013, 03:37 AM   #95
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You are right- I should have opened a new post instead of barging in- Mea Maxima Culpa!
 
Old 10-13-2013, 05:14 AM   #96
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Now, back on topic: Nowadays there are only one reasons not to go 64 bit on 64 bit capable hardware with a reasonable amount of RAM (in my eyes >=2GB): Hardware that has only 32 bit drivers available. Mostly comes down to some older printers and exotic USB gadgets. Anything else will just work fine with 64 bit OSes.
In my eyes it's somewhere around 4GB, maybe higher.
Having Core2duo & 2GB of RAM i always used 64bit (because i could) in the past, but now i think i will always go 32bit on this machine. Performance wise, there is no noticeable difference (i don't encode/encrypt/render for a living) but the system is 30-40% lighter on RAM usage - meaning i can effectively run three applications instead of two, or have more RAM for system caching. This is noticeable in KDE (with some serious multitasking) or when running virtualbox for example.
 
  


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