Post subject: Re: Which Linux Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 4:32 pm
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I'm using CentOS - basically Red Hat without all the branding features (binary compatible). It's stable, you can use RPMs, never had problems with it. I used also Ubuntu - wasn't very stable and made problems installed on anything else than the first partition of the first hardrive (had to configure grub after every kernel update), Fedora (quite unstable, it's the testing playground for Red Hat), Slackware (liked it, but they switched to KDE at some time which I do not like).
Post subject: Re: Which Linux Posted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:58 am
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KDE 4 / Mandriva Linux 2009.0 | Really, I have seen not even one error dialogue from it compared to KDE 3.2 (Yep, still have it ) EDIT: (even though the decision is probably made already) GNOME 2.something / Ubuntu whatever-the-newest-version-is (too lazy, still on 11.04 ) | Even better than my first choice now imo.
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Post subject: Re: Which Linux Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:15 am
Joined Sun Nov 09, 2008 12:09 am
Location Berkshire, UK
Favourite OS Windows 7 SP1
You lot above stating your distro that you're using REALLY need to read the topic, than second guess what the topic is from the person(s) above you has posted incorrectly
I hope I posted in the right place. Anyway I am getting a new-old soon and I want to install Linux on it. So I am wondering which is the best one? I know it is more about personal preference but I just would like some opinions.
Also, moved to Linux forum, just a tad more suited there
Post subject: Re: Which Linux Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:56 pm
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Favourite OS Debian GNU/Linux Sid
It doesn't really matter what distro you choose in the beginning as ultimately, if you're going to stick around the Linux campfire then you're almost certainly going to try different distros as you go along. In my experience Linux users fall into one of the following categories:
1: New to Linux - everything is new to them so it is all deemed "hard to use". They won't necessarily stray far from their distro's default set of applications or what can be easily provided by the existing package management tools with the default set of repositories. Can easily be scared off Linux entirely.
2: Experienced but not proficient - they have become accustomed to their chosen distro's methods of managing various aspects of their OS and feel somewhat uncomfortable venturing away from it. Typical examples may include people who have become used to SuSE/OpenSuSE's way of managing their OS (ie using YaST) and can manage their SuSE system with ease, changing settings, adding new devices, managing installed applications, etc, etc. Put them in front of a non-YaST-based distro and everything feels quite alien to them.
3: Proficient - they have used enough distros with different configuration/management tools that they are quite happy swapping between distros with some degree of regularity. It only takes them a short while to get the hang of the new distro's controls.
4: Expert - they have used various Linux systems for so long that they've given up trying to use each distro's configuration/management tools and just do things the Linux way - multiple command lines sessions open at all times, text editors (typically command-line based ones) abound, editing configuration files manually.
Most users who stick around seem to progress through the 4 stages, of course at different rates though (some seem to get stuck at stage 3... I like to think they're just taking their time reaching stage 4).
As far as my own distro recommendations are concerned, I would personally recommend the following: Stage 1: Debian Stable Stage 2: Debian Testing Stage 3: Debian Testing Stage 4: Debian Unstable