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Old 02-19-2008, 10:37 AM   #1
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Looking for suitable distribution

i want 2 try out LINUX as my college comp use it... which linux 2 go 4... is ububtu good??? i need bacis apps like 'gedit', 'xfig', etc...
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Ubuntu is good---not sure about ububtu....

Start with anything in the top 5-10 in the "hit list" at distrowatch. See also the "getting started" link below.
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You should try a few, before you make your mind up which to go for.
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Download and burn a few different LiveCD versions and check them out. Distrowatch is a good place to read up on various distros.
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My standard list is Ubuntu, Mandriva, Mepis, PCLinuxOS. You want gedit so you need a GNOME desktop.

It's also important to know your hardware: CPU, CPU speed, RAM, laptop or desktop.

Try out the Ubuntu CD and see if you like it. If not, post back here about what you don't like.
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i want 2 try out LINUX as my college comp use it... which linux 2 go 4... is ububtu good??? i need bacis apps like 'gedit', 'xfig', etc...
You'll have to learn how to spell and punctuate before you make much progress with linux


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