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frankthetank

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Hi everyone I was just wondering what is your opinion on Linux. Whats the best Linux distribution out their. I need something fast and eye candy. Thanks everyone.
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There is no best. It is a matter of what works for you..
What's fast?
What do you consider Eye Candy?
What will your hardware handle?
What do you need the system to do.?

If you have the chops and truly want the system that best fits you build your own distro with Linux From Scratch.
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seconded, but I would put it more what is your level, because the more the distro is snazzy the more the install and after install takes doing, so, if one is starting, I would start with a simple linux like Mint linux which has no after install in that it is more or less complete from the install, and then when one has some understanding under ones belt, I would move on to something more suited to ones computer in that silverbread is right "different horses for different courses", pointless to put a lowend linux of a highend computer and impossible to put a highend linux on a lowend computer. Mint linux is not the best in many ways but I have yet to find one that is easier to start with.

I like kubuntu because it is kde, but I appreciate fedora, DSL, Knoppix and the others
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I find Mandriva and Ubuntu to be some of the most intresting.
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My opinion on what is the best version of ubuntu is not about what it looks like but more of how productive can you be with it and does it have support for the hardware that you want to use. Recently, (the past year) ubuntu has really took a stand when it comes to offering a operating system that is productive and supports a wide range of hardware out there. My recommendation is ubuntu! Check it out there is a free download on their site http://ubuntu.com
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Slackware (in my experience the fastest). Looks are usually just made up for with a desktop interface (Gnome, KDE, Fluxbox etc.), not the actual distro
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While studying i tried Red Hat and its actually quite good
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I have used a few distributions of linux and personally I like Mandriva and Fedora.

Both are easy to navigate round and I think are ideal for beginners.
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I would say if you are looking for something to run on a decent machine I would recommend either the
latest Fedora Core which can be retrieved here:
http://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora

if you are looking for something a little more easy/stable I would recommend Ubuntu.
You can't beat the ease of EVERYTHING.
http://www.ubuntu.co...ubuntu/download

If you want something a little more customizable but still stable: kubuntu
http://www.kubuntu.com/download.php

Good luck and enjoy the switch!
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Damien Kane

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Ubuntu.

There's a number of new systems coming out with the Realtek ethernet driver that a lot of Linux systems don't recognise, so, no internet (yeah, I'm the dummy who bought a $3,000 computer with a Realtek driver that doesn't work in Linux). I could only figure out how to get it working in the Ubuntu distro which I prefer regardless.

If I wasn't using Ubuntu, I'd go Mandriva. If you've ever seen the Xandros on the eee-PC, it's quite similar. Much more stylish than Ubuntu. My third option would be Mint - similar to Ubuntu, keener on the eye.
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