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Old 02-08-2008, 05:59 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I just installed PCLinux and I am in love! Ubuntu gutsy pissed me off and Mint (even though niCe) was just a little too rough around the edges. This OS is the best fit for me.
Awesome! Glad you found a distro you like... PCLinux is a very nice distro and they recently released a new Gnome version as well!
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Old 02-08-2008, 07:21 AM   #22 (permalink)
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I'm stuck using Windows at work. But I do have 2 computers at home running Ubuntu 7.10, but I am thinking about going back to 6.06, it seems to run a bit more stable for me.
I have found 7.04 more stable than 7.10.

For the op, I would try a live cd first, much less work involved and you can see if it will load properly on your pc.
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Old 02-08-2008, 03:14 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Awesome! Glad you found a distro you like... PCLinux is a very nice distro and they recently released a new Gnome version as well!
That's what I downloaded. It downloaded kde when i updated, so I got to see what it's like on there, but I'm a gnome kinda guy.
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Old 02-08-2008, 05:16 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I've played around with Sabayon and its' really cool. I am used to using Ubuntu but Sabayon is a pretty good distro. Sabayon Linux Project Website
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Old 02-08-2008, 08:32 PM   #25 (permalink)
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That's what I downloaded. It downloaded kde when i updated, so I got to see what it's like on there, but I'm a gnome kinda guy.
Ditto!!!!! I have NEVER liked KDE.... Some love it, and thats fine by me, but I am a gnome kind-a-dude myself as well!

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try suse
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Thanks Jonabyte. I only used 7.04 for about 2 months and then Gutsy came out, did the immediate upgrade on Launch Day.

As far as saybayon (sp?) linux, some of the guys on one of the bigger Linux Podcasts were talking about that a couple months ago and had mostly good stuff to say about it.

I also checked out and bookmarked another distro last night, but it was bedtime and I was reading about it during an insomniac's night. Might give it a try tonight and post a review.

Also, GNOME is way better then KDE (IMO), but I cannot live without my Amarok. Songbird just doesn't do it for me.
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Old 02-09-2008, 06:14 PM   #28 (permalink)
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I was a huge openSuSe fan / supporter... It was my favorite distro! I got tired of yaSt (it's still a joke) and really got a sour taste in my mouth when they signed their deal with the devil (microsoft).... I like many other openSuSe supporters bailed on them after the handshake.....
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Also, GNOME is way better then KDE (IMO), but I cannot live without my Amarok. Songbird just doesn't do it for me.
Yes...Amarok is the best!
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Old 02-12-2008, 09:39 PM   #30 (permalink)
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I got Ubuntu 7.10 installed in VMware... now I have to figure out what do do next. A friend recommended getting the security squared away -- turning off unneeded services, running a port scan on my lan with nmap.
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Yes...Amarok is the best!
Try Exaile yet?

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Exaile is a music player aiming to be similar to KDE's Amarok, but for GTK+ and written in Python
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I feel fedora core 8 is good,but ubuntu also is good.I like fc beter than ubuntu
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Old 05-30-2008, 02:28 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Ubuntu 8.04 is superb. Compatibility and usability is MUCH improved from 6.06 / 7.10 IMO. I am now running it 24/7 on my laptop!
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Old 05-30-2008, 07:53 PM   #34 (permalink)
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choosing a linux distro is like choosing an icecream flavor. much like baskin robbins, there are many flavors to choose from, but you can't tell if you'll like it unless you try them. once you've tried them you'll know if it fits your taste buds or not. you'll have to choose within your linux knowledge and then choose a distro that has what you need. then move on from there.

i've tried xfce, kde, and gnome, but i find myself always going back to a debian based gnome distro (ubuntu).

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this is a link to a very basic test to help you choose a linux distro that is right for you.

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this is a link to the latest distro releases out there.

at the very least, you'll see just how much you can customize a linux desktop to whatever your imagination can think up.

Dreamlinux, pclinuxos and linux mint are just a few that works very well with linux beginners. ubuntu is more of a in-between transition from beginner to intermediate....imo.

have fun!!
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