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What do you fink is the best version of Linux?

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  • Started 6 years ago by CPJames19
  • Latest reply from MetrotekGeek
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CPJames19
Posts: 101

Im finkin of tryin out linux since it seems u can install some on a usb key (http://www.pendrivelinux.com). So guys which 1 is the best 1? I've heard OpenSUSE is very good.

Posted 6 years ago
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jack7h3r1pp3r
Posts: 2815

well a lot of people like ubuntu and i also use it (not very much) and it seems to be ok. what i would say to you is that you should just look around for live cd copies and run them off of the live cds and play around a bit and see which one you like more. i have about 15 or so live cds

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allgeek2me
Posts: 1

Hi - New to this forum but here goes..

Try going to http://distrowatch.com/ look around a bit - on the right panel you'll see a list of popular Linux flavors. Near the top - you'll see a distro called PCLINUXOS. Of course try a few of them - easily download the iso and burn a "live" CD which you can boot from and try out that distro.

We use PCLINUXOS which we believe to be one of the best out there - It installs easily on just about any hardware - it's very customizable - it includes every linux program any of the other distros have and they can be installed through its package manager Synaptic.

I've been watching this distro grow for 2 years - I actually installed it a a few friends and some relatives PC/Laptops. They still use it !! they do everything they did on a Windows machine - hook up IPods - watch movies - play music - etc etc.

Hope this helps.

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Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

allgeek2me. How can you assure me you are not a spammer, with a post like that?

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jonhill987
Posts: 161

Because allgeek2me is not selling Viagra, WoW gold or claiming to have £££ to give you with no catch, but has instead linked to a good site I have used myself.

Last distro I used was Linux Mint, based on Ubuntu but has extras like DVD playback installed by default. Quite good, but not as stable on my laptop as i might have liked, my research showed me that my laptos hardware isn't well supported by any linux distro though, damn integrated graphics...

http://linuxmint.com/

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JDorfler
Posts: 35

The best thing about Linux Distros is most of them are all free. If you have a stack of CD-Rs, a good internet connection, and a little bit of time, I suggest you go to this list of distributions on Wiki and read up on the distro's you are interested in, then click on that distros link to download the iso. Once you find the distro you really want to stick with, Google instructions on how to use a USB stick for booting into the OS of your liking.

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JadeEmperor
Posts: 244

arrr, the best linux is what is closest to your hearts desires.

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jack7h3r1pp3r
Posts: 2815

I <3 Ubuntu :D

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MetrotekGeek
Posts: 16

I've good things about Ubuntu

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