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Old 12-16-2010, 10:22 AM   #16
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Ubuntu


choose your disro http://distrowatch.com/
 
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Old 12-16-2010, 10:58 AM   #17
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how about Solaris?
You wanted an easy to install and maintain Linux distro. Solaris is Unix, not Linux. I have no personal experiences with it, but from what I have seen it is not meant for beginners.
 
Old 12-16-2010, 12:37 PM   #18
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Linux Mint
Mandriva
Ubuntu
PCLinuxOS

Just to name a few...
 
Old 12-16-2010, 01:14 PM   #19
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Solaris is not a linux distro
 
Old 12-16-2010, 01:17 PM   #20
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I've been using most of them,they are equally great.but i prefer fedora,centos ,opensuse.
 
Old 12-16-2010, 02:19 PM   #21
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I would have to say there is no true answer to this question as even in my home we run an assortment of distros and we are happy with using more than one flavour . I use LMDE mainly ,my wife likes mint main and we are both playing with peppermint,Mandriva and I am downloading openSuse. I will be trying Slackware in the new year as well. About the only distro I am not really interested in presently is Gentoo as I am not that proficient with the terminal commands yet but I am learning as I go.

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Old 12-16-2010, 03:39 PM   #22
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Hi,

The LiveCD List is a very good list to choose a GnuLinux to test drive. Once you find one that fits then get the real deal or install from the LiveCD. Unfortunately not all Gnu/Linux have a LiveCD to choose from. Some Gnu/Linux have forks that will give a near & fair comparison via LiveCD.
 
Old 12-16-2010, 05:04 PM   #23
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I've installed many distributions and the best one is SUSE Linux.
 
Old 12-16-2010, 05:07 PM   #24
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I like CentOS the best, at the moment I've also heard good things about Peppermint and I love the name so I will try that once I get a working laptop.
 
Old 12-16-2010, 05:37 PM   #25
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Arch
Slackware
PClinuxOS
Crux
 
Old 12-16-2010, 05:42 PM   #26
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Arch
Slackware
PClinuxOS
Crux
Arch and Crux are not easy to setup.
 
Old 12-16-2010, 05:51 PM   #27
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If there was one best version, then everyone would use it, and the others would die off. Connect the dots.

--- rod.
 
Old 12-16-2010, 06:27 PM   #28
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For me: Arch
But if you have to choose your first distro, I'll recommend you Ubuntu
 
Old 12-16-2010, 06:28 PM   #29
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If there was one best version, then everyone would use it, and the others would die off. Connect the dots.

--- rod.
This is about as close to the truth as you can get, if there were one BEST version ,we'd all be running it and that would be just like the monopoly that is M$.
 
Old 12-16-2010, 06:30 PM   #30
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Arch and Crux are not easy to setup.
I have no problems setting up Arch and Crux.

Crux does requires you to build the kernel during installation. This is no problem for me because I have experience compiling kernels. I've compiled the linux kernel 5 times in my 15 years of using linux.

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