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Old 06-19-2009, 02:25 AM   #1
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Suggestion :: choice of linux distribution

hello everyone ,
myself new to linux and very much excited to get accustomed to this linux world .

So request you to suggest me with the latest linux distribution which would help me gain confidence in linux and also build my career in it .
information form where to get that distribution would be much appreciated .
Old 06-19-2009, 02:45 AM   #2
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If you search around LQ you'll find this is probably the popular qn. You should read some of those threads.
In any case, the top 5 or 10 listed at would be a good start.
Old 06-20-2009, 02:32 AM   #3
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hi chris ,
thanks a ton for your advise .
I have started downloading ubuntu 9.04 .

but I have one query though ,request your inputs in this matter .

the file I downloaded is around 699MB ,and when I checked it for open suse it was around 4.2GB .

is it that ubuntu which I am downloading is not a full version ..
thanking in anticipation .
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The CD image will be an install of a base system, lots of software, etc. After that, there's about 26000+ applications available via synaptic or other package managers straight off of the web.

The Suse DVD has a lot of these available on the DVD, but won't be latest due to the web packages being updated a lot more often!
Old 06-20-2009, 03:01 AM   #5
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You will find that there are images made to fit into both cd and dvd. A cd image will be less than 700mb and will feature lesser applications. A dvd image will certainly be huge and have lot of applications.
Once you complete the download you will find that Ubuntu will come with Gnome. While the suse dvd image has the option of Gnome and KDE both.
One another thing you should have mentioned about the usage of your Linux. That would matter as well.
If you want to use Linux on your desktop for your daily usage then Ubuntu is good but if you want to learn a bit of systems administration then you should go for RH so that you can also apply for the RH certification that can give you a career boost. There is as well a certification from Canonical called Ubuntu certified Engineer but I havent seen much of it.


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