April 15th, 2007, 05:06 PM #1
Thinking about totally whipping Linux out on myself.
So basically here's the deal. I want to learn Linux. I've already tried a Live CD but found it to be not so compelling.
What I thought was, since my computer is getting...full of useless stuff, and slowing down, and piling up of programs I don't use, I thought, why not reformat it to Linux. That way I'll be learning the ins and outs, because it's all I'll be using!
Plus, I only have like 2 or 3 games I actually play, so it wouldn't be too hard hopefully to set those up.
Oh and of course it needs to be GUI, because I don't think I'm ready for command prompting on it yet.
So basically what I want to know is what the best Distro for me would be. I've already checked out Ubuntu and I may look into that, although I find Kubuntu may be easier. My friend seems to like Sabayan and I admit it looks cool (any info on quality?). As well I took a test here and it told me some options it saw as good like OpenSuse, Mandriva, Kubuntu and Ubuntu.
So yeah, any help would be great guys.
April 15th, 2007, 05:20 PM #2
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I suggest trying out a few different live cd's try out both kde an gnome and see what you prefer best. I personally like Suse I haven't used the latest version but the older version was nice. I might have to try out mepis just for kicks!
you might also look into running a distro with xgl
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April 15th, 2007, 05:43 PM #3
Mepis is now a variant of Ubuntu which has become a phenomenon despite its highly suspect philosophy... I'd suggest trying Linspire - it is based on Debian (which all the better distros these days seem to be) and it is the only one to come with DVD playing capability as standard. It's not hard to DL and install it on others but there is really no excuse (except that there may be a little hink to the DLable software...
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