Version for a beginner?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by adrian2055, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. adrian2055

    adrian2055 MDL Member

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    Hi Everyone

    Can somene recommend a good version of linux for a beginner to play around with? I've tried ubuntu, but I didn't really like it. I was going to try puppy linux, but I thought I would ask if that is a good one to use or if there's something better?


    If anoyne is curious here's my PC Specs:

    Supermicro PDSMA+ PCB Motherboard
    Intel Core2 Quad Q6600
    8MB L2 Cache
    NVIDIA GeForce FX5200
    1GB RAM (8GB Max)
    32-Bit and 64-Bit ready
    SONY AW-Q170A 18x DVDRW drive
    Western Digital 80GB Internal Drive
    Western Digital 250GB External Drive
     
  2. wintertime

    wintertime MDL Novice

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    Since you didn't like Ubuntu, you're probably going to dislike Debian as well, so I recommend you try OpenSUSE. It has a GUI installer and tons of resources available on the net so it's perfect for a beginner.
     
  3. adrian2055

    adrian2055 MDL Member

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    Thanks for the fast reply. I'll give it a try.
     
  4. gamepoint

    gamepoint MDL Senior Member

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    LInuxMint also will be great.
     
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  5. adrian2055

    adrian2055 MDL Member

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    Thanks gamepoint. I'll try that one too.
     
  6. gamepoint

    gamepoint MDL Senior Member

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  7. fishoil

    fishoil MDL Novice

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    Try PCLinuxOS, Good one for starting out
     
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  8. Hollis2011

    Hollis2011 MDL Novice

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    Dream Linux 3.5 or 4.0 Beta is very attractive and has a very friendly forum...! It's what I use :hug2:
     
  9. Paiva

    Paiva MDL Developer

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    Debian Linux...
    Because is more stable and light.
     
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  10. Nichole Green

    Nichole Green MDL Novice

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    If you don't like Ubuntu then there is no problem as in market there are lot of operating system are present like... OpenSUSE, Debian, LInuxMint, PCLinuxOS, Dream Linux and many more. You can choose among them and use the one which looks very much familiar for you...
     
  11. free1975yuly

    free1975yuly MDL Expert

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    I like more Slackware but in my thoughts Ubuntu is for Linux distro some kind as Windows 7....detects almost everything.....so on...