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Author Topic: Read which Linux distro users think is best and why ...  (Read 4051 times)

KenR

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Read which Linux distro users think is best and why ...
« on: September 18, 2006, 01:14:29 PM »
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Readers, in your opinion, what is the very best Linux distro and why? I have heard everything from Ubuntu (though it isn't clear how you pronounce it) to Gentoo, Knoppix, Debian, Xandros, Linspire, and so on...You can see the dilemma. For anyone who isn't familiar with Linux, or someone just starting out with Linux, which distro is the best? The easiest to install? Easiest to use? Which comes with the most or best applications pre-bundled? Best for XP users who want to play with Linux? Best Live CD Linux? ...



from www.downloadsquad.com
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Re: Read which Linux distro users think is best and why ...
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2006, 02:46:35 PM »
The best is what I use and that is ubuntu.

No doubt 'bout it!  :Thmbsup: :huh: :P ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Read which Linux distro users think is best and why ...
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2006, 03:05:54 PM »
No doubt Ubuntu is very easy to use with all the power you could expect from a linux distro. But being a "everything included" sort of thing, I was not fully aware of all that was/was not installed. Sure I could open the package manager and take a peek, but I prefer knowing what I'm installing and why and where it is.
So I run teh Slackware, natch!

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Re: Read which Linux distro users think is best and why ...
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2006, 04:03:40 PM »
You can do that in ubuntu, just use the misc install iso.

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Re: Read which Linux distro users think is best and why ...
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2006, 06:06:25 PM »
If you're starting off then Ubuntu without a shadow of a doubt. If you know what you're doing then Gentoo or FreeBSD are very viable choices. Personally I run Zenwalk which is Slackware on Xfce in stead of KDE but thats just for the moment probably, I change very frequently.

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Re: Read which Linux distro users think is best and why ...
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2006, 06:46:03 PM »
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Don't know if they've been mentioned on JoS before, but these videos of Linux XGL Desktop look seriously cool:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vykigxsd0oo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lawkc3jH3ws
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgNxlb2fgiQ

From: JoS.

Looks pretty sexy.

Would be nice if MS could manage some stuff like that. Unfortunately, they're really just a corporate use OS and the consumer end doesn't get much real attention. (Follow the money...)
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Re: Read which Linux distro users think is best and why ...
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2006, 12:45:34 AM »
I found this related article on Download Squad tonight and thought I would append it to our discussion.

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Re: Read which Linux distro users think is best and why ...
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2006, 01:43:00 PM »
Eóin! Thank you! I have been looking for slack packages of xfce 4.3.99 that actually work...

w00t!

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Re: Read which Linux distro users think is best and why ...
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2006, 05:31:15 PM »
I guess those xgl effects are cute, but while it looks smoother than regular X11, it still looks a bit laggy/sluggish. I guess I'll have to try out on my own hardware, though.
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