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 PostPost subject: Question about distros        Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:45 pm 
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What in your opinion would be the best version of Linux to dualboot with windows?
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 PostPost subject: Re: Question about distros        Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:48 pm 
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 PostPost subject: Re: Question about distros        Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:50 pm 
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What do you intend to use it for?

Just a backup OS in case anything goes wrong in Win 7 like the BSODs I have suffered.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Question about distros        Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:51 pm 
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Do you want to access Win7 files while using it?

That would be useful.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Question about distros        Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:53 pm 
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Hmm... I could only suggest Mint/Felicia, because im not really good with ANY Linux distros. Sorry... =/

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 PostPost subject: Re: Question about distros        Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 8:04 pm 
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Debian. Very simple, very fast, has big community, the largest repository and is the most stable distro I've ever seen. Access to NTFS partition can be achieved by installing ntfs-3g (read and write)


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 PostPost subject: Re: Question about distros        Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 8:14 pm 
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I like Linux Mint. It's clean, easy to use, and has NTFS support built in.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Question about distros        Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 7:01 am 
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Just out of curiosity, why not Ubuntu?


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 PostPost subject: Re: Question about distros        Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:12 am 
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2nd'd for wanting to know why not Ubuntu, it's prolly the most user friendly of the Linux distros.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Question about distros        Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 3:59 am 
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Same here, I would recommend Ubuntu but you said not.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Question about distros        Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:41 pm 
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a lot of people have already tried ubuntu (especially when asking for what distro to try) so he may want other suggestions.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Question about distros        Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:51 am 
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I have always been a fan of Debian, there package management system (deb)/apt-get install
I find to be by far the easiest/user friendly, any distro that uses the deb packaging system I would suggest. I find www.distrowatch.com a great place to get info on all the current flavors, there are so
many, it can be overwhelming..


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I installed Mandriva 2009.1 Spring One the other day, and found that it was the first distro to successfully recognize and use both my wireless card and graphics card on the live cd. Setup was a cinch as well.Of course, since then, I've had some problems with it, but, that's only because I started messing with the advanced settings. Personally I like Mandriva and have been using it on and off since 2008.0, and find that it is relatively stable and easy to use.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Question about distros        Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:42 am 
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Debian. Very simple, very fast, has big community, the largest repository and is the most stable distro I've ever seen. Access to NTFS partition can be achieved by installing ntfs-3g (read and write)

I thought Linux could read NTFS, anyway? I've read NTFS partitions with Linux.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Question about distros        Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:31 pm 
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it depends on the distro. many come with ntfs-3g pre-installed.

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