any easy to use linux distrobutions?

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  1. RalphL

    RalphL Active Member

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    i want linux so i can screw acount with it. anyone know of any easy distrobutions at i can either: a.) download directly onto my hard b.) use 1 cd
     
  2. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    knoppix boot cd is a good place to start.

    ubuntu if you wish to do an install.
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    If you just want to play around, download Knoppix (http://knoppix.org). It's a distro that runs entirely off the CD, so you can play around without installing anything or affecting your hard drive at all.

    If you want something to install, I recommend Ubuntu (http://www.ubuntulinux.org), which is an excellent easy-to-use distro that comes on one CD. The current version doesn't have a graphical installer, but the installer is pretty easy to use anyway. The next version (which I hear will be out on April 4) will have a graphical installer.
     
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    christ, all the mirrors for knoppix take ~3 hours. any one know of any fast mirrors. if so, please post them.

    thanks much

    -lemon
     
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    hay112 For every sprinkle I find I shall kill you

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    mepis is the easiest i've used and u can also run a 'live' version off a boot cd
     
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    well, are there any that dont take 5 effing hours? sorry...but it's getting annoying having to wait that long
     
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    i think Debian is pretty easy.. but Mandrake, SuSe, and Fedora are all easy too.
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Get it through BT, should be faster. http://torrent.unix-ag.uni-kl.de/
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Mandrake and Fedora are pretty shitty distros though :embd:
     
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    <3 you guys
     
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    :ugh: Fedora > SuSE
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    You're the only somewhat-knowledgable person I've ever heard say that.

    Besides which, Ubuntu obliterates them all, so who even cares?
     
  14. deezil

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    Gnoppix or Knoppix both to get the basics.
     
  15. CyberBullets

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    im gonna have to disagree with you there.
     
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    i am definitely a newbie to linux, but i have definitely noticed everyone likes a different distro for one reason or the other. I like Debian more probably cause thats what i am exposed to everyday at work... just kinda works for me
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Also, for hardware support they are pretty awesome.
     
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    mandrake is really easy to install and get used to
     
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    im on knoppix right now. it's freaking great. not a problem yet. i am surprised i got the set up so quickly. i have one question, how do you take a screen shot in linux? i hit the prnt scrn button and pasted into one of the programs, but nothing happed.
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    On the commandline, run "import <somefilename>.jpg", where <somefilename>.jpg is whatever you want to call the screenshot. Then click your desktop (or run it as "import -window root <somefilename>.jpg" and you won't have to do the clicking thing) and it'll take the screenshot. There's probably some little docklet in KDE (the window manager that Knoppix uses) that will take screenshots, but I don't use KDE so I wouldn't know where to find it.
     
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    fedora is pretty cool
    up2date is a nice program
    i think soon though im going to get rid of my dual boot, wipe my hdds clean, and try out some ubuntu
     

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