What linux distro do you use

Discussion in 'Linux' started by 4D696B65, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. st_7

    st_7 MDL Junior Member

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    May be off-topic, i need some recommendations for a good looking, good performance & stable linux distro for me. Used ubuntu 8.10 & 9.04 but didn't like it. I would like to be albe to configure it(install softwares, availabilty of applications) easily as well as be able to play within commandline interface.
     
  2. secr9tos

    secr9tos MDL Addicted

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    How do u define easily? Maybe u can try OpenSUSE, Debian or LinuxMint
     
  3. zamolxis

    zamolxis MDL Novice

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    try mandriva linux, i love it,best driver support and very fast.
     
  4. mamamia88

    mamamia88 MDL Member

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    try sabayon based off of gentoo and was the only distro i've tried that worked completely out of the box.
     
  5. Liebo

    Liebo MDL Member

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    #65 Liebo, Jan 13, 2010
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    I'm using DamnSmallLinux on an Althon XP 2000+ with 512mb RAM... it still seems very sluggish, even installed to hard drive.

    Any ideas?

    Any recs for small distros that can are good for older spec computers? Ubuntu seems too heavy for me nowadays (it started off being lightweight IMO).
     
  6. mamamia88

    mamamia88 MDL Member

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    really man i installed damn small linux on an old computer that ran windows 95 and it flew. weird
     
  7. Liebo

    Liebo MDL Member

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    Just seems sluggish like clicking icons take ages to respond and dragging windows stutters.
     
  8. secr9tos

    secr9tos MDL Addicted

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    Yeah, Sabayon rocks:D
     
  9. hellracer13

    hellracer13 MDL Novice

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    Been messing with a few Distro's

    Knoppix 5.11
    Xange aka Vixta
    DSL
    Puppy 4.2.1
    and Tinycore

    next one I think is going to be Fedora12 ?
    But favorite so far is Xange as it has a similar feel and look to Windows Vista.

    Tinycore loads in seconds but very limited use IMO unless you create your own distro from it for set tasks such as data recovery, system analysis etc...

    Puppy is a good basic OS and can do most things you could need as a Basic Home user - like surfing the web and writing emails etc...
     
  10. Liebo

    Liebo MDL Member

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    Pah, I've given up on Linux again after trying a few out. I prefer gnome interface over KDE (i.e. Ubuntu instead of Kubuntu) but I still prefer Windows... I'm even going to Vista on one of my computers after several years faithful service to Windows XP... how long will that last?
     
  11. mamamia88

    mamamia88 MDL Member

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    go straight for 7 won't regret it
     
  12. Liebo

    Liebo MDL Member

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    Offtopic: I own XP and Vista but not 7...

    I'll stick with Ubuntu Live disc for any of my Linux needs....
     
  13. mamamia88

    mamamia88 MDL Member

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    at least make it a live usb will be a much more enjoyabable experience
     
  14. Liebo

    Liebo MDL Member

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    Noted but I only have a 4gb stick and a 128mb stick. I know they are cheap but I really can't spent money on a USB stick large enough to hold it.
     
  15. crosscriss

    crosscriss MDL Novice

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    I use Mint 8 64bit, I've tried Ubuntu, Ubuntu Ultimate, Open Suse, and Mandriva, all have issues with something or other, sound or network or SLI etc. In Mint everything works.
    Enable the special effects, cube etc, download some different themes, and its much better looking than Win7.
     
  16. Dr Pete

    Dr Pete MDL Novice

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    I have dual booted xp and mandrake. Mint 8 sounds interesting. Big problem I always encounter is the lack of software to get jobs done in linux distros.
    I can usually work for ~ 4 hours then I need to put xp on and dual boot sometimes is PITA :)
    It is always fun to play with thou. Need more optical programs that will crunch numbers using linux :)??
     
  17. harsain

    harsain MDL Novice

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    dual boot win 7 and ubuntu9.10
     
  18. McStarfighter

    McStarfighter MDL Novice

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    Kubuntu on my new notebook with a Seven as KVM guest. Ubuntu Server on my new Home Server / Workstation with Server 2008 R2 as KVM guest ...

    ATM I'm working on passthrough one of my ATI Graphic Cards in the notebook for my Seven guest ...

    On my Home Server I've a collection of some linux and unixoid distros, all of them as KVM guest ...
     
  19. thebulletfromhell

    thebulletfromhell MDL Novice

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    Fedora all the way
     
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  20. Joesalad21

    Joesalad21 MDL Novice

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    I have tried Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Crunchbang, Fedora, Puppy, and Mint and so far Mint is my favorite by far ;) It comes preinstalled with flash player/java/etc and worked for me 100% out of the box :D

    P.S. I've tried to install and configure Arch but failed miserably...