Choosing the Best Linux Distro for You

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  1. mack_guy911

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    Pretty good, but kinda outdated. I chose Ubuntu 11.04 (Unity) on my netbook, because of greater compatibility.
     
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    According to a recent census, there are currently 137 different Linux distributions.

    -- Tom
     
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    Pick one and move on.

    Tune out the distro-hoppers. The noise can be quite off-putting :D .
     
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    Just created a Ubuntu live usb. Is the first time i´ll try Linux, i´m very curious:)
     
  7. J_L

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    @lotuseclat79 & mack_guy911: Both numbers are too low.
     
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    yes true @JL there many out there whats your wild guess

    i say officially which where given in distrowatch.com there are many which are not registered on distrowatch.com
     
  9. AlexC

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    Ubuntu is simply AWESOME! Never tried a Linux distro before and it has exceeded A LOT my expectations:thumb:
     
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    Tiny Core Linux is a very small (10 MB) minimal Linux GUI Desktop. It is based on Linux 2.6 kernel, Busybox, Tiny X, and Fltk. The core runs entirely in ram and boots very quickly. Also offered is Micro Core a 6 MB image that is the console based engine of Tiny Core. CLI versions of Tiny Core's program allows the same functionality of Tiny Core's extensions only starting with a console based system.
     
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    Good to know :)

    Here's a link to a site that maybe useful -http://alternativeto.net/software/?profile=linux-.
     
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    so far i found out BEST Distro would be what run perfectly well with your system or atleast decent with less bugs and you happy using it :D


    so far i find out is one might be best working distro on your system and you feel happy about it but it work as crap on mine or i dont feel happy about it even it run smooth and thats ok .............this doesn't mean distro is bad it just not work for me the way i want that all and thats what linux is all about :D
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    For an old, basic pc, probably nothing beats Puppy. Simply the "Dog's Bollocks" (no pun intended :D ).
     
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    I'm actually using xubuntu 11.04 for my old Sempron PC right now. Though, I'm planning on migrating to lubuntu probably next year.
     
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    Using Linux Mint 11 right now! Even cooler than Ubuntu! Light, easy to use, intuitive. Love how it looks, the software manager...an there is so many new and interesting things to learn! I wish i had discovered Linux before, instead of wasting so many time with the bogus and targeted XP...
     
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    That's what I'm using. And I'm going to stay with it (= whatever the mainstream version of Mint will be). That doesn't mean no tweaking :D .
    The forum is quite helpful too.
     
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    mint indeed the great distro the only thing i didnt like about linux mint is nothing is there to do i mean it hardly need some tweaking LOL

    so i install conky and dock you might like to use them as well AlexC :D
     
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    Probably i'll keep conky:thumb:

    Linux Mint is already on my netbook, running very smooth. For dual-boot, and after reading Mrkvonic review, i'm inclined to give Kubuntu a go (not sure whether to choose x32 or x64)
     
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    Recently i replaced some "CentOS" by "Fedora"... the default GCC was 4.6.0-9 and for who likes "graphical things" Gnome 3 is the standard shell. not bad
     
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    It's all about choices and the best one is the one you like, not someone else.

    So the only way to know is to play and when you've played with a lot of them, then you will know what's best for you and no one else.

    Out of that list of over 300 distros on distrowatch there are a lot of them that are good, so get out there and start playing, I know I've played with a lot them myself...

    Cheers :)
     
  22. mack_guy911

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    :thumb: @dasfox


    distro reached about

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    DistroWatch database summary
    
        Number of all distributions in the database: 693
        Number of active distributions in the database: 322
        Number of dormant distributions: 59
        Number of discontinued distributions: 312
        Number of distributions on the waiting list: 257 
    source: http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20110808#upcoming
     
  23. johnh3

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    I have tryed a lot Linux distributions. But I only use 2 at the moment.
    First Ubuntu 11.04 who is great, good infrastructure in general.
    Much literature for help to.The only thing are that the Unity desktop are new and not realy ready. So I guess the 11.10 be better in that aspect.

    The other on is KDE based, very simple to use. Stabile and it "works out of the box" with all media codecs pre-installed etc..

    Pardus 2011.1:
    http://cekirdek.pardus.org.tr/~gokmen/PardusFromScratch.odp

    http://www.pardus.org.tr/

    I think the reason it's not so well know are they not do a lot of marketing/promotion. But the international version got 11 languages including English.:thumb:
     
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