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Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by cardinalfanatic, Apr 18, 2008.

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  1. cardinalfanatic

    cardinalfanatic Thread Starter

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    I have copies of Ubuntu 7.10 and Fedora 8, and am considering getting a copy of SuSE. Which do you guys reccomend?
     
  2. 1002richards

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    Hi,
    I thought you might like to check out linux on Wubi, site explains the idea (no dual booting etc) and you can run Ubuntu/Kubuntu or Xubuntu - the last one works well on my laptop.

    http://wubi-installer.org/

    Richard
     
  3. Arcadion

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    They're all pretty popular, try each one and see which one you prefer.
     
  4. kickback999

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    If you like Wubi, I recommend you try firstly a user friendly Linux distro like Fedora
     
  5. utanja

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    each distro has something a little unique from the other distro's.....you should decide what your purpose is and then match it with the distro that most fits your needs......:):)
     
  6. bkdc

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    utanja is correct, you should also consider your skill & knowledge of Linux to make the job a lot easier. Go to Linux Distrubution Chooser & take the test you may find it very helpful.
     
  7. Arcadion

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    I took the test and it suggested Mandriva, OpenSUSE, Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Debian and Fedora. That narrows it down a bit :p
     
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    I recommend Fedora, I mean come on Fedora 9 Sulphur is an infinately better name the Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron.
    A lot of people are getting Ubuntu, and there are a lot of good things to say about it. However:
    From my experience, the installation of Fedora is just that bit easier than Ubuntu and the OS itself is slightly more responsive and cutting edge, but the Ubumtu interface is slightly more dumbed down after installation for the average winblows convert.
    But then whether you choose Ubuntu, Fedora or Mandriva they all have good forums with helpful people who will guide you through and really, there is not much to choose between them. They do the same thing as each other and all do it much better than windows.
     
  10. Uth233

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    If your Linux experience is very little may I also recommend adding PCLOS to the list of those you are considering. I think that of all the distros out that one is the most noob friendly. Then a close tie between Ubuntu & Suse.
     
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