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What's your favorite distro, and why?


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I looked around but didn't see a thread like this, but one would be very useful to prospective Linux users and those trying to pick a distro for the first time.  What's your favorite distro, and why?

 

I'll admit, I'm fairly new to Linux, and don't use it as my primary OS, so my knowledge is limited as well, but am always looking for new versions to try.  I've tried Ubuntu, Mint, Zorin, SliTaz (used it to resurrect an ancient XP machine), and Puppy Linux.  I'm currently downloading Manjaro KDE.  Out of what I've tried, it's a tie between Zorin and Mint, probably Zorin.  At least on my computer, both just worked.


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I believe Linux Mint would be the best because it is great on performance & it has some great pre-installed app's for Development, Privacy, and Messaging.


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Yeah, I like Mint a lot, its Cinnamon interface is very similar to Windows, and is basically Ubuntu but with proprietary stuff preinstalled such as flash, so you don't have to do it.


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my favorite distro is opensuse, been using it for years now with kde desktop and i suppose the thing i like best about it is the yast system manager and the fact it is just so stable.

 

another good point i suppose is the amount of options you have with it, for instance you can choose during the install what desktop you want to use, gnome, kde, xfce, etc. so you can have a full install or a much lighter install like xfce or lxde all from the single dvd install media.

 

anyway it's my favorite distro and just works and does anything and everything i require.

 

more about opensuse here :- https://www.opensuse.org/en/

 

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Sounds interesting.  I like the idea of having the choice of what DE you want to use, when installing.  Had Ubuntu shipped with that option, it would have rendered so many forks not necessary.


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That depends. For daily use I prefer Ubuntu and Debian.

 

For tinkering around, I live Arch Linux and CrunchBang!


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I've tried Ubuntu on an old Dell XP machine but it wouldn't run very well so I deleted it and installed Zorin Lite which runs great. I tried running the full version of Zorin but my XP box won't run it at all,even with 2gb of RAM and Pentium 2.xx. Sounds like Mint might be worth checking out as well.


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my favorite distro is opensuse, been using it for years now with kde desktop and i suppose the thing i like best about it is the yast system manager and the fact it is just so stable.

 

another good point i suppose is the amount of options you have with it, for instance you can choose during the install what desktop you want to use, gnome, kde, xfce, etc. so you can have a full install or a much lighter install like xfce or lxde all from the single dvd install media.

 

anyway it's my favorite distro and just works and does anything and everything i require.

 

more about opensuse here :- https://www.opensuse.org/en/

 

:popcorn:

 

 

I love this one as well with Linux Mint.


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I would have to say Fedora is my favorite distro because of the clean feeling and I ust like how it operates overall.
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I use kali linux, I dont know why but I just do.


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I love to use Ubuntu which is my favorite distro.

 

 

 

 

 

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Edited by virtualsrvnet, 18 October 2015 - 11:42 PM.

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NIX OS

 

its still new and Improving, but is extremely innovative and fixes a lot of dependency issues.

 

I can see NIX OS rapidly picking up speed and popularity in the near future.


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I currently have a Debian machine, but I have toyed with Arch, Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS, Gentoo, and Kali. 

 

Ubuntu works quite well, and it was a good introduction to Linux. I switched to Debian shortly afterwards. As I got more comfortable with Linux, I tried Arch on a suggestion. I wiped my computer and installed Gentoo, which was a whole different experience. Eventually, I got another laptop. Since then, I've just had Debian on it, as it just works. I can tweak it enough to my liking as far as the DM/WM goes, and if all else fails, I can drop into a terminal session and run the commands by hand. The fact that it is based on the APT repository system is a big plus, as the dependencies can be automatically resolved by the package manager. If the package you need isn't in the repository, the package can still be built from source.


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Linux Min 17.1 Rosa (latest release) ....... easy user friendly interface ........ super fast boot up/shutdown times ......... tons of support and tutorials on linux mint forums ...... none of that Microsoft bloat and malware/virus crap ...... I run it on five of my seven devices. Highly recommended for pros and novices alike. :geek:


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I looked around but didn't see a thread like this, but one would be very useful to prospective Linux users and those trying to pick a distro for the first time.  What's your favorite distro, and why?

 

I'll admit, I'm fairly new to Linux, and don't use it as my primary OS, so my knowledge is limited as well, but am always looking for new versions to try.  I've tried Ubuntu, Mint, Zorin, SliTaz (used it to resurrect an ancient XP machine), and Puppy Linux.  I'm currently downloading Manjaro KDE.  Out of what I've tried, it's a tie between Zorin and Mint, probably Zorin.  At least on my computer, both just worked.

 

Well I'm more a server person and using mainly Debian and CentOS on them. If you're looking for the desktop then you need to take a look on Mint and Ubuntu I believe.

If you need more experiments then just pick any new distribution :)

 

I'm also a little tired about consoles and using the same command over and over

So using one of control panels seems a good choice.

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