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Old 05-05-2009, 02:59 AM   #1
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Getting confuse w/c distro will i use as a newbie.

Hello guyz / galz;

I have heard regarding Linux (Ubuntu, RedHat, CentOS, Fedora Core) and its benefits as an open source. I appreciate some apps like Openoffice suite running in other OS. Any suggestion for new beginners like me in what distro will i use? coz i am planning to install different desktop apps like what i did in XP.

Any suggestions will appreciate.

Thank you & God Bless.
Old 05-05-2009, 03:25 AM   #2
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The "which distro" issue has been beaten to death in several discussions and threads all over the net.

It often is simply a matter of personal perference, I myself came from a DOS / Windows 3.1 background (yep, I'm that OLD) and I used XP only a short while before going on to Linux.

I found that the Red Hat / Fedora distributions are relatively easy to get into and use if you are used to Microsoft operating systems. Of course there are huge differences, but I find that Fedora tends to run well on the hardware that I have had so far that was capable of running XP, and it is reasonably friendly toward new users coming from a Windows environment.
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A lot of that is personal choice. No matter who you ask, there will be someone that will disagree with a persons choice. Have you looked into Linux Mint by chance? It has a lot of goodies pre-installed which new users often appreciate. It is installed off a live CD, so you can try it out before you install it. Their site is if you want more info.

On the other hand, as mentioned Fedora also tends to be popular with new users. It is considered one of the more user friendly distros available.

It would probably benefit you to try a few different distros to find one that suits your needs.

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Old 05-05-2009, 03:34 AM   #4
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You can't go wrong using Ubuntu as a first distro.
I now have my parents working on ubuntu for 2 years...
they are happy, I am happy ( & I dont have to reinstall the machine every 6 months .. )




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