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18-Jul-2012, 10:41 PM #1
What distro should I install?
What disto is well supported, has plenty of software, and a good looking gui? I once used Ubuntu and loved it, but they started removing features that made it way to simple.
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19-Jul-2012, 03:55 AM #2
I'd say take another look at Ubuntu or Xubuntu - but I'm biased!
Another option is this - Linux Distribution Chooser Here:

Another good site for distro reviews:
You need to scroll down that page a bit to find them.

Don't overlook Distrowatch:

Hope this helps.

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19-Jul-2012, 10:10 AM #3
You can choose the standard ubuntu desktop
from the session selector on the login screen
instead of having to use the unity interface.
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24-Jul-2012, 08:32 PM #4
Here's one you might like to try out...


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24-Jul-2012, 09:10 PM #5
Depends on what you like. Take a look at Linux Mint, Fedora, Open Suse, and Debian.
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24-Jul-2012, 09:47 PM #6
Knoppix all the way. The DVD has over 9 GB's of apps on it. It is designed to run live, but can easily be installed to the hard drive. More apps that you can shake a stick at.
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30-Jul-2012, 02:39 AM #7
I recommend you to install ubuntu 12 or any latter. Which has easy user interface and lots of apps
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