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Old 01-05-2007, 02:03 PM   #1
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Please help with distribution choice


I want to buy a new machine based on the AMD 4600 X2 (dual core) processor. I want to install a linux distribution. I was thinking of installing Fedora Core 6 (I have now FC2) but on the internet I saw that it contains a lot of bugs.

Can someone advice me about the 'best' distribution? It doesn't need to be a free distribution. I have a small company ( that sells applications. I want to develop the applications on the new machine. Therefore I don't need fancy stuff but I need a good working distribution.

Thanks a lot.


Old 01-05-2007, 02:24 PM   #2
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Can someone advice me about the 'best' distribution?
If it didn't happen so often it's sad, I'd swear this question was meant to be a joke. If there was a "best" distro, we'd all be using it. Check out ... any of the leading distributions will be fine. If you think the support available with a "for-pay" distro is desireable, check out Xandros, Linspire, or the enterprise versions of Redhat, or Suse.

Edit: Another "Which Distro" thread in the LFS forum. Maybe there should be a big sign there that says "This Ain't the Place"

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