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Old 05-07-2008, 12:54 AM   #16
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Polish linux gives some good camparisons of the different flavours available.
Old 05-07-2008, 09:04 AM   #17
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Try Puppy linux live cd. I recently used it in my pc. It runs as a live cd but can also be installed into a hard disc from the Live cd. It has most of the basic apps needed by an average user.
Old 05-07-2008, 09:14 AM   #18
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what do you mean by USE and LEARN?
Old 05-07-2008, 10:18 AM   #19
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hey ceantuco,

USE and LEARN. the question is are you interested in linux and want to LEARN about it then use the distros viron suggested. if you don't want to mess around with linux just USE it without bothering too much about it then choose those. in other words, ubuntu, suse, redhat are easy to use linuxes but they try to hide as much detsail from the user as possibile whereas slackware, gentoo and especially LFS (linux from scratch) are not so easy to use for a beginner...

there is no best distro. i personally recommend the LEARN linuxes . but have it your way...

have fun, vadkutya
Old 05-07-2008, 01:44 PM   #20
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Mandriva or (K)Ubuntu are undoubtedly the easiest for a noob. Personally I think Mandrva is better than The *buntus, but as others have said, try them and make your own mind up.
Old 05-07-2008, 03:23 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Mortosa View Post
asking which nix distro is the best is like asking "what is your favorite food", everyone is going to have a different opinion.

As for your question, I really would try Ubuntu. Its user friendly and its has a loot of online support. Not only that but there is a repo called medibuntu (check out the website that has all the media stuff you will need. It will even tell you how to add their repository.
Hah, you used my reference to food in a different context.

Anyway, like I said and a few others did, it really depends on your personal preference.
Linux distros aren't one size fits all like Windows (or none, depending on how you look at it :P)

To get something up quick, try out Fedora and Ubuntu, but don't just download those and settle. Try out all the distros you can get your hands on...
Old 09-11-2008, 01:57 AM   #22
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I tried ubuntu 8.04, but it songs not playing other than (.wav) files.
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Originally Posted by sutargi View Post
I tried ubuntu 8.04, but it songs not playing other than (.wav) files.
You have to provide more information for us to help you. Since this thread is about "which distro is best", many people will not see the question on audio.

I suggest you start a new thread with a specific question---including details of exactly what does not work.


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