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Old 02-28-2012, 05:08 PM   #1
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I am searching for a linux os for newbie


I would like to dual boot with windows vista. I'm looking for and os that is easier for us newbie's to start with.
 
Old 02-28-2012, 05:09 PM   #2
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ubuntu or mint

Kind regards
 
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Old 02-28-2012, 05:48 PM   #3
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My first was Ubuntu, I turned out OK.

Are you using an existing computer, or buying a new computer for the purpose?

If you are buying a new computer, you might find this list helpful: http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/

If you are using a computer you already own, you'll definitely want to give this a read: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...emRequirements
 
Old 02-28-2012, 05:58 PM   #4
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As others said, try Ubuntu or Mint. Once you've become more familiar with linux, you might try other distros but for a newbie those 2 choices are good.

Excellent. Problem solved. I hope other members will not jump in giving 101 other options to confuse the OP
 
Old 02-28-2012, 06:22 PM   #5
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Just one thing, if you are familiar with Vista Ubuntu may be somewhat confusing with its Unity interface, so I would rather recommend to go for Linux Mint. But of course you are free to try them all, both have Live-CDs, so that you can try before doing an install.
 
Old 02-28-2012, 06:32 PM   #6
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Depending on the machine there may be some graphics issues in Ubuntu, I would definitely recommend mint over it
 
Old 02-28-2012, 06:37 PM   #7
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install Linux Mint NOW! You need it. LOL
 
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Two things you might consider.
1. Linux is available on live media: you can try it (a bit slowly) from CD or DVD before committing yourself to installing.
2. Linux comes with different 'desktops' (user interfaces). You need to find one you like, and the most reliable and easy are KDE and Xfce.
So, download the live CDs of Mint in both KDE and Xfce versions, and see which set-up you prefer.
 
  


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