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Which Linux OS should I install?

Discussion in 'Linux / Unix Discussion' started by Wolf, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. Wolf

    Wolf New Member

    Which Linux Operating system should I install? I am thinking to Install either Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Fedora or Debian.
    I heard that Linux software is much more complex then Windows OS is that true?
  2. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

    Maybe try Mint ?
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  3. pheroman

    pheroman New Member

    try ubuntu or mint
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  4. tomshawk

    tomshawk Byte Poster

    I would start with Ubuntu if I was you.

    I don't know if I would say it is more complex then the windows OS but it is much more Robust.
    It is allot harder to hack into if set up right.

    While the newer Linux flavors are getting better in this respect, the biggest thing is the learning curve, coming from strictly windows, I assume, it will take some getting used to.

    Practice Practice Practice. ;)
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  5. charlie pattinson

    charlie pattinson New Member

    My personal choice is Ubuntu. Aside from it is free and an open source program, it comprises with tons of software packages that are mostly distributed with free software license. Including in the package when you install Ubuntu are: Mozilla Firefox, LibreOffice, Thuderbird, Empathy, Transmission and a lot more. It can certainly run programs designed for Microsoft Windows or window-based pc. But the decision is still with you. To know the difference between Linux OS, I made a simple research for you. I searched online and found a site that you can use. Here is the link:

    I hope you can make a right choice. Goodluck!
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2011
  6. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

    I actually quite like Mint.
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  7. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

    I've always used Ubuntu and some Debian Distro's...
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  8. steve_p1981

    steve_p1981 Byte Poster

    i have mint on one of my partitions and think it's great! the software manager is a very good idea and istalls / uninstalls are very simple. I havent tried learning the command line yet but it looks pretty good and more powerful than windows command line.
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  9. wagnerk
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    Years ago, I played around with Redhat, then Fedora Core - but that was years ago, tried Ubuntu but it would detect my netbook's hardware properly :(
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  10. Fergal1982

    Fergal1982 Petabyte Poster

    How about this one?

    I liked the look of Mint when I briefly saw it last. I have a narrow experience with Linux as a whole. In principle I like it, but in practice whenever I install it, it sits around not getting used.

    It's a ball-ache to get working sometimes, it's vastly different to Windows (which means I have to expend effort to learn it, when I could be relaxing instead), and at heart I'm a PC gamer - so I always head back to Windows anyway.
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  11. linuxuser

    linuxuser Nibble Poster

    If you are starting off then install Ubuntu, if you really want to learn and jump into the deep end I would suggest installing Arch Linux. Simply installing it will require you to make several configuration changes. There are loads of documentation and videos out there to help you along the way.
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