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Old 04-28-2008, 07:24 AM   #16
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Depends on how much experience with Fedora 8

Fedora is an RPM distro, which in my experience, RPMs work better with desktops and servers than laptops (which may need wireless support, and proprietary software). If you are experienced with Fedora and want to continue using RPM package management, then PClos is a very stable distro to get more comfortable with RPMs. With laptops, you'll probably be loading drivers and different wireless applets to connect with. I have found the Synaptic application which comes with Debian distos to be the best package management GUI when dealing with dependency issues. Great starter distros are Pardus, Mepis, and Mint. Once you are familiar with a Debian system, then install Debian, but you will need to familiarize yourself with the command line to install proprietary software, whereas with the starter distros, most common applications are already to go out of the box. Pardus is great for connecting your laptop to wireless networks, and has a custom script GUI to handle many wireless cards out of the box.
Old 04-28-2008, 07:54 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by Nolanz2 View Post
haha, im just wondering, because im using fedora and im unimpressed, hey Nylex, which one is better for me haha jk
Are you purposely trying to annoy people who are trying to help you??


There is no "best Linux". You need to try several and see what works for you. All of the following are good places to start:
Ubuntu + its cousins (kubuntu, xubuntu)

Originally Posted by Nolanz2 View Post
links to DVD torrent download for both?
Don't get DVDs. Install from ONE CD and then get everything else over the net using the package manager.
Old 04-28-2008, 09:00 AM   #18
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try all distros which you are able to find\download\get for beer from me=), but when you try slackware you'll never get rid of it. It would be your love n life.
Good Luck!
Old 04-28-2008, 07:58 PM   #19
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im switching to Ubuntu
Old 04-28-2008, 08:48 PM   #20
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heres an easier question, what is the most used linux distro?


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