LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 07-02-2005, 09:52 PM   #1
alrave
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2005
Location: Dark side ofthe moon
Distribution: Mepis
Posts: 7

Rep: Reputation: 0
I need advice


Hi, id like someone to give some advice on the following sience im kinda new to linux...
I want to install Linux on my computer but im not sure of what distribution i should install... I had Suse in mypc, but it was based on KDE and id like to use Gnome instead, and when i tried to install Gnome it had some peroblems, so i formated that partition of my HD.
Now i dunno wich distribution to install, i need one thats good for newbies like me to get started with linux, also i cant loose my windows partition because i use it for work...
Another thing, once ive installed linux, wich software is good for programing in php, i use dreamweaaver in windows and i dont know if theres something that inst too diferent in linux so i can start using linux for my work also..
Thanks in advance...
 
Old 07-02-2005, 10:24 PM   #2
tisource
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2002
Posts: 322

Rep: Reputation: 30
If you prefer Gnome, Fedora is a good choice. Fedora has obvious ties to RedHat, who is a big supporter of Gnome.

In terms of web development, I don't use WYSIWYGs - I prefer code-only editors. As such, I prefer Quanta on KDE. There is also Bluefish, but I've never used it. I don't know if there is anything in the linux world that is comparable to Dreamweaver on Windows or Mac.
 
Old 07-02-2005, 10:29 PM   #3
alrave
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2005
Location: Dark side ofthe moon
Distribution: Mepis
Posts: 7

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thanks man, it looks like you like KDE more than Gnome, is there any main diference in functionability to chose one or the other?
 
Old 07-03-2005, 01:26 AM   #4
cs-cam
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: Australia
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 3,545

Rep: Reputation: 57
KDE is much easier for a newbie, it's closer to windows. For web development, Google for Nvu, it's supposed to be pretty good but I'm with him, I don't do web stuff anymore but Scite is my anything editor of choice!
 
Old 07-04-2005, 07:17 PM   #5
namish
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2005
Posts: 51

Rep: Reputation: 15
If you want something really easy, burn a LiveCD of Knoppix. It's extremely easy, and it automatically detects all of your hardware. If you like it, you can run /usr/sbin/knx2hd to install knoppix to your hard drive. Its default environment is KDE.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
too much advice- need more. howlleo Linux - Software 11 11-17-2005 08:48 PM
What To Do...Need Advice ryld Linux - Certification 9 10-28-2005 03:29 AM
Need advice onemind Linux - Newbie 2 07-20-2005 06:39 AM
Need Some Advice... KungFuHamster General 9 10-27-2003 06:35 PM
Need advice Socka Linux - Newbie 19 05-17-2003 08:08 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:59 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration