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Old 09-13-2011, 01:48 AM   #1
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My name is Amjad i am new to linux world.I have two confusions about linux 1st one is about linux distributors What is this and which one is best(Red Hat, Ubuntu,Suse,etc) and is their file system is same?And secnd Question is about Antivirous solution. One of my friend told me that linux does not need Antivirous how it is possible?

Kindly Guide me

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Old 09-13-2011, 01:54 AM   #2
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There is no "best" distribution, otherwise the other ones wouldn't bother. RedHat is the leading distro in business but at home Ubuntu and Mint are used more. Their file systems are the same as far as you probably care. Some files go in different places, mostly defined by whether they are RedHat based or Debian based (as Ubuntu is). Linux does get viruses but it's really very rare. Save for a few tiny exceptions, viruses have to be written for a target OS, and that OS is nearly always windows. You're much more likely to be attacked by crackers scanning systems than pick up a virus.
 
Old 09-13-2011, 02:48 AM   #3
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There are many articles on this topic, almost as many linux distributions. :-)
Here are some good;
http://www.desktoplinux.com/articles/AT3269115798.html
http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/select...tribution.html

If you are new to linux, feel free to experiment, or try to find someone who can give you tips according to your interests on computer systems.
Maybe within a few months, you won't get back to windows anymore.
Good luck.
 
Old 09-13-2011, 09:18 PM   #4
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The file structure of every Linux distro is the same. The file system--how the hard drive is formatted, may be different, but it's usually ext3 or ext4. Red Hat, CentOS, and Fedora use LVMs.

Primary differences are in package management (how intalling software is handled) and in how the startup configuration files are arranged on the /etc directory.

Differences in what you see on the monitor screen when you are in a GUI depend on the window manager or desktop environment, not on the underlying Linux distribution. Gnome looks different from KDE looks different from XFCE and so on. Most distros use either Gnome or KDE. A few use XFCE or LXCE. Me, I favor Fluxbox and use it on all my Linux machines.

I would say just pick one of the major distributions and try it. Mint is often recommended for new users, but they have engineered their GUI to be similar to the the Windows interface. If you want to try one without leaving Windows, you might consider Wubi; it's a customized virtual machine that runs Ubuntu under Windows.

As regards an anti-virus, many Linux users don't use one. I do. When someone releases a Linux virus into the wild, I want to read about it, not live with it.

About dot com has a good Linux tutorial.

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Old 09-13-2011, 10:50 PM   #5
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If you want to try one without leaving Windows, you might consider Wubi; it's a customized virtual machine that runs Ubuntu under Windows.
Sorry, but this is plain wrong. Wubi is a classical dual boot configuration where the Ubuntu system doesn't reside on its own partition, but in a container-file on the Windows partition. It is in no way a virtual machine.
 
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Old 09-15-2011, 03:50 AM   #6
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AOA
Dear Members
My name is Amjad i am new to linux world.I have two confusions about linux 1st one is about linux distributors What is this and which one is best(Red Hat, Ubuntu,Suse,etc) and is their file system is same?And secnd Question is about Antivirous solution. One of my friend told me that linux does not need Antivirous how it is possible?

Kindly Guide me

With Thanks and Regard

Amjad Ali
There are many distributions.
You can test many linux system with live CD or virtual machine.
For me, I use ubuntu
For the filesystem is the same.
You can install antivirus on linux if you want.

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Old 09-15-2011, 07:33 PM   #7
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Sorry, but this is plain wrong. Wubi is a classical dual boot configuration where the Ubuntu system doesn't reside on its own partition, but in a container-file on the Windows partition. It is in no way a virtual machine.
As I found out myself when I decided I'd better learn more about Wubi and installed it the next day.

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