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    Which Linux Distros?


    Friends,

    I am using windows8 based Laptop.please suggest me which LINUX Distros to be used?
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    u can use any linux.
    use with virtual box so that u can use windows 8 and linux parallel.
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    I use opensuse for my desktop. Pretty cool distro.
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    Fedora Core and Ubuntu are also very good.

    Particularly for developers, I find Fedora Core very interesting.

    Anyway, to some extent, it is also a matter of taste, IMHO


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    Hi

    I would recommend Linux Mint and make sure you use the Debian edition:

    Why:

    1. Ubuntu gets more and more like Apple, They start developing software only for their Linux which is not a good thing to do considering Open Source values

    2. Debian in rock stable. It is widely used where it matter that things just work.

    3. Linux Mint has non of the drawbacks from Debian (old software because it is so well tested, not good multimedia support with basic install).

    Go with Mint. I personally use Opensuse now but it has some drawbacks...

    Try it out in a virtual machine first if you want to choose....
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    manual newbie,
    to be honest ubuntu has always been like that,even back in the early days canonical were heavily comercialising the distro,it had a lot of money thrown into it back then- they woud offer to send out unlimited free disc copies of ubuntu ['hoary hedgehog' and earlier].


    sajithafathima,
    linux is like art-there is no one distro that is universaly liked-every linux distro appeals to different people for different reasons,and it is complicated further by the fact we can change our desktop environment and window manager to suit our taste/need.

    for those who want an easy distro with eye candy,pear OS works very well, it rips off macs OSX but is far,far better and easier to work around,OSX is just dumbed down to the point of offense.

    for those who want a very light distro but a quality backbone behind it, look no further than slackopuppy,which is puppy linux coded on the grandaddy of linux;slackware.


    personal favourites of mine are all forensic or penetration testing distros; DEFT, backtrack,matriux and backbox.

    woud recommend getting a large memory USB stick,and checking out YUMI, its a free program which partitions the USB stick into multiple linux distros of own choice- it even downloads the ISOs to if required, its newbie friendly but will need to change the BIOS boot sequence to have the USB stick at the top of the boot order,and one other thing not all computers will boot from USB,especialy older ones, but its definitely the most fool proof easiest method around have seen,even easier setting up than virtual box.
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    I would recommend using VirtualBox and try a few distros out before committing any partition to Linux. I really like Ubuntu, it's a great mixture of the usability of Windows and a few features you find on OSX. It all depends what you want to use it for, a lot of Linux magazines are raving about Mint at the moment so could be worth even getting a Live CD of that.
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    You have a lot of ways of doing this you can install a linux os on to vitural box or on your actual computer and have two partition drives or more and have the oses right by each other so you can do dual boot and either boot into either operating system when you turn your pc or laptop on..

    what are your system specs? as some linux distros do have requirements..
    there are linux distros like linux mint , lolly jollly for linux and even damn small linux//

    any linux distro can be installed easy using usb drive.
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    Hello,

    Would recommend Ubuntu, latest version.

    Regards,
    PremiumVM
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    There are lot of distros out there. Some known for being widely used on servers, others more popular among home users. There are also need specific distros. Hence, which flavour of linux to use will largely depend on what are your needs/expectations. If you give more information, the wonderful community here can give you more specific answers.
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    Uubuntu and mint are best for desktop for the server I prefer Redhat,Centos.
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    SimplyMEPIS for a good first-time experience. It is a Debian stable derivative.
    Download from mepis.org. Get help from http://forum.mepiscommunity.org/
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    You should definitely try out Linux Mint.
    It has been a favourite of mine for many years.

    I used to use Ubuntu, up until Unity was released.
    I find it's heavily bloated in the recent versions, pretty ugly and can be slow on older systems.

    You could also try an RPM based distribution like Fedora (But you will need to learn some new commands)

    And Debian is also worth a try, it's not really intended for the first time GNU/Linux user though, to say it's the "Most stable" distro, I find it to be very buggy, lacking in certain features, and the repositories are somewhat outdated (I like bleeding edge though, so your taste my be different)

    But hey, it's honestly all personal preference really, throw a few VMs on your Windows machine and try some out

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