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Old 03-25-2009, 05:22 PM   #1
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Question which linux os is best for internet...................

I just want to know that which is the best distro that
support internet connection/browsing speed etc..i just tried
puppy 4.1.2 but it is not so effective .In windows i think
vista is best.. just only for internet and pleasant looking.
Old 03-25-2009, 05:39 PM   #2
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The best for browsing I'd say is a livecd version, and load into RAM. I've used knoppix and loaded it into RAM and it was blazing fast. Also tried this with SystemRescueCD & PartedMagic. I bet puppy linux has a kernel parameter that allows you to load it into RAM.

e.g.  toram
Again I have 4gigs of RAM... that helps. Pick a liveUSB or cd version and load it into RAM and you'll notice a decent speed.
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Any recent (and even not so recent) distribution can allow you to access the internet and browse the www and do email. So you would need to be little bit more specific on what you are looking for (speed, good looks, whatever) and why puppy does not fit you.

If you want speed, then do as manwithaplan said: load puppy in RAM.
If you want a more MS Windows looking desktop, try some KDE based distro.
If you want fancy desktop effects, anything with compiz-fusion.

Note that these are not necessarily mutually exclusive.
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pick one .Any of the new distros. will do -- for "which linux os is best for internet"

if you want one that acts a bit like windows then install Ubuntu , it is good for the new Linux user coming from MS.
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Go with Ubuntu-8.04.02 if your installing it-it should auto-detect your broadband connection and is like windows.
If running a liveCD-most including Ubuntu will run alot slower due to Gnome/KDE eating your RAM.
Instead use Wolvix-Hunter, Goblinx-2.7 Mini/Micro/Standard/XFlash, Damn-Small-Linux, Feather, etc.
Most of the smaller distro's that use XFCE4, LXDE, Fluxbox, etc will run alot faster live than any with Gnome/KDE.
Puppy is eccentric if you ask me and has issues.
The better distro's should auto-detect your DSL/Broadband connection.

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