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  1. Nemix

    Nemix Frost-bitten

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    Post the Distro your currently using, your top 3 favorite Linux Distros and why you would recommend...


    - Currently running Linux Mint
     
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    I dont use linux
     
  3. Nemix

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    You don't say? :shocked:


    Now does anyone wanna make a post who's actually using Linux.


    Recommend me a good Distro
     
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    Using susie, tried ubunto was good (Y) but i like susie :)
     
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    Brawny Anglophobiphile

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    mandriva sounds good, waiting on one in the mail. :p
     
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    Any that are easy to install (kinda like windows)

    Got a old computer in the corner thats on windows 95 that I want to start messin round with
     
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    I've never used Linux - but it appeals to me greatly as Microsoft have been raping me up the ass with their sh*tty "Windows", ever since the good ol days of Windows 95...
     
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    Ubuntu's a good distro (I personally use Kubuntu). Easy to install, easy to add new apps, easy in general to work with. But still based on Debian, so the hardcore uber-tweakability is still there. It's a good all-around distro for new users. I use Kubuntu because I prefer KDE to GNOME.

    Lots of people are flocking to Fedora 7, and SuSE is usually a good choice.

    Keep in mind that, especially on newer hardware, some tweaking will be involved, typically with wireless networking, nVidia drivers, and ATI drivers. I believe ATI has gotten a little better lately, but I don't have a box with an ATI card anymore to be able to say for sure.

    I personally haven't ever cared much for the RPM-based distros (RedHat, Fedora, SuSE, Mandrake/Mandriva, etc), but that's simply a personal preference from days long gone. Being an old Solaris geek, I just never liked the layout of the systems. IMHO, Debian got it right, and that's been translated well by the guys at Canonical with their Ubuntu efforts.
     
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    I use Mandriva. I have a whole drawer full of live discs that I tried out and Mandriva and Ubuntu are the only distributions that I really liked. I used to use Ubuntu, but one day after an Ubuntu update something got ****ed and the GUI would no longer start, and I'm not experienced enough with Linux to be able to find the cause of and fix a problem through the command line, so I just uninstalled it and installed Mandriva.
     
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    Mandrive pwns, but suse or PC linux are good as well
     
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    damn small linux on a $50 computer FTW!
     
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    I'm currently using Ubuntu 6.06. Other distros I've used in the past are Suse (versions 6.3, 7.1, 8.1 & 9.2), Redhat 5.2 & 4.1.
     
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    just sent away for Kubuntu
     
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    Thanks guys. Sorry for the late reply (Been working on Vista; drivers are driving me crazy!)


    I've tried Suse and I really like the Distro but it currenlty has some problems recognizing my hardware and even with drivers it's not working like it should.

    Linux Mint, which I'm currenlty running is based on Ubuntu. Actually I started with Ubuntu and then made the switch to Linux Mint.

    I've heard many things about Mandriva and Fedora Core but haven't had the time to try them yet plus I'm afreaid there maybe a steep learning curve.

    As for KDE, I prefer Gnome. It's just less messy and more like a Windows environment to me...


    Thanks again guys.
     
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    =/ I can never get openSUSE to work... it always explodes

    Ubuntu, Fedora, Mandrivia are all good

    I use Ubuntu...


    *shudders at person who said 'Kbuntu'*
     

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