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  1. bluesphx

    bluesphx Member

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    I am looking to move my computer from Windows to Linux and I was wondering if anyone had any reccomendations as to thier favorite distro. Thanks for the help.
     
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    desktop : Gentoo
    notebook : Fedora
     
  3. bluesphx

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    Why fedora for a notebook?
     
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    I've noticed Fedora has better out-of-box support for notebook thermal management.

    If Gentoo could step-up their notebook thermal-control compatability, then I'd use it on notebooks.
     
  5. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    Try SuSE. Best hardware support, and easiest installer. Also not too bad for server installs. I wouldn't suggest gentoo for the first time user.
     
  6. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    :werd: I would highly recommend Ubuntu for a new desktop user. I love it. It has one of the best installers I've used and the package manager (Synaptic) is excellent. Also ships with Gnome 2.8, which is quite nice, and the next version will use X.org.
     
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    Yes I like Ubuntu also fedoras not bad I also am going to try this next it looks good :)
    http://libranet.com/
     
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    Ubuntu was the only distro to have everything work on my notebook. Debian based and I already was a fan of Debian so that just made me like it more.

    Other than that I would say Suse for Hardware support and ease of use for people just starting out.
     
  9. CyberBullets

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

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    go SuSE. best support all around
     
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    personally use FreeBSD, Debian, and Gentoo, but would recommend Mandrake for beginners (have yet to use Ubuntu)....must check it out if its gaining this much popularity heh
     
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    I wanted to install a linux os on my notebook, so I tried Fedora. Damn thing didn't work (worked every other time on desktop machines).


    So I think I will give Ubuntu a looksee.
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Mandrake has been pretty terrible lately, I'd say SuSE or Ubuntu is much better for beginners these days.
     
  14. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    :werd: Mandy has slowly been declining. Not sure if they just can't keep up or what.
     
  15. Rob

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    I roll Debian Unstable on my laptop. :o :o
     
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    I dig Fedora.
     
  17. mr_belvedere

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    Start with Slax (LIVECD of Slackware)
    Next fully immerse your PC in Slackware.

    I heart Slax
     

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