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Which linux shall I install?


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nesoor

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Hey geeks,

I have been using Ubuntu for a while and I see a lot of reviews about different Linux versions.

Are they all that different?

Are there really features I would miss in Ubuntu?

Or is it more the graphical interface which people like?

I have to say that I'm very happy with Ubuntu so at the moment I see no reason to change.

At least not yet..... :happy:
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SecurityMaster

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Most linux OSes have live CDs. You can try the OS without even installing it, good for a demo or bootable OS.
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If you have spare hard drive space and what to try different distros or even have windows or mac try out virtual box. The program emulates the hardware necessary to run the different distributions you want to try. Yes Ubuntu is more graphic base which is meant to draw new users to the Linux atmosphere. However, if you want to try out some that doesn't have the Unity desktop try out Fedora or OpenSUSE. The graphic interface not your taste anymore try out Arch or Slackware linux to build own taste of linux. Let me know how it goes.
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flyboy1565

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Definitely go with a live disc (usb)
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I Advise you to go to Mint linux its one of the best i found since now :) Mint linux 14

http://www.linuxmint.com/

if u need support ask me or here my blog i keep posting stuff here

http://hackinlinux.blogspot.com/


and Here what you should do if u download it

http://hackinlinux.b...mint-linux.html


and Here a variety of Linux for Beginner

http://hackinlinux.b...p/download.html

Edited by ash004, 21 February 2013 - 11:25 AM.

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anzenketh

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I find that most of the distributions are rather similar most of them are based off of basically two main distribution nowdays. You got your choice of Redhat based or Debian based. The biggest difference between the two is the package manager. Redhat based distributions use the yum and rpm package management. While Debian based systems use aptitude (apt-get). Everything else is basically the same maybe some UI differences here or there. If you don't like one UI you can install another.

I would say try out a live CD and see what you like.
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Imo, you should choose a distro based on your needs!
If you want a stable system that does not require you to get your hands dirty, then fedora and ubuntu are good distros.
If you want to play a little with linux and get a feel for it, then some Debian based distros like crunchbang are pretty good.
And there are distros like arch and gentoo, where you muck around and learn a lot. There are a lot of different distros and you can check out the top ones here -->
http://distrowatch.com/

And a good site to guide you -->
http://www.dedoimedo.com/computer_software.html#linux

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