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Old 03-15-2013, 04:44 AM   #1
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Which Linux Distros?


I have windows7 based Laptop.I am planning to use Linux Distros on my Laptop.Please tell me which Linus Distros to be choosed?

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Old 03-15-2013, 04:46 AM   #2
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If u are a beginner use Ubuntu or Linuxmint
Old 03-15-2013, 05:28 AM   #3
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Linux Mint or Ubuntu could be your choice.
But i suggest Salix too.
Old 03-15-2013, 05:32 AM   #4
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Hi and welcome to LinuxQuestions. Your question has been asked and answered many times. It's a bit like asking what is is the "best" flavour of ice cream. Nowadays there are many LiveCD's of various distros. I'd suggest that you try out a few and see which one is most to your taste.
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I always advise laptop users to get a distro that makes it easy to encrypt their files. That way, if your computer is ever stolen they can't steal your identity as well. Mint and Fuduntu will do this at installation. Mint is the distro most often recommended to beginners. Fuduntu tries to keep power usage down, which is useful if you ever have to run of the batteries.
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:18 PM   #6
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Appear for this test here. It will recommend you to choose among best suitable distributions for you.

Also mention your laptop's H/W configurations, so people could suggest something accordingly.
Old 03-15-2013, 10:06 PM   #7
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Burn Live CDs of several distros you want to try and boot to the CDs in Live mode. That way you can test them out.

This Wikipedia article gives a clear explanation of what Live CD is.
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Thanks for your kind attention on me.Thank you very much.
Old 03-16-2013, 12:03 PM   #9
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OpenSuse is pretty good for beginners, but basically just try them out and use one you like. Some of the main differences will be package managers and setup utilities(if they have one).
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Ubuntu, Kubuntu or Xubuntu (will be more like Windows), Fedora, Mint, Mageia, there's a lot to choose from.
Old 03-17-2013, 08:25 AM   #11
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I'd just add that it depends on what you want from your Linux distribution. If you want to be a Linux geek, try Slackware. If you want a system that is very user friendly, many of the above suggestions will work for you. I really like Linux Mint.
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