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Post by DL13 » Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:32 pm

Hi I am planing to start buying parts for a new build in 2 months for my son and I was thinking of trying Linux to see what it is like so I google it and :yikes: I never knew there was so many different ones, so which one would I go with???? ](*,) I was looking at Debian they say they are more universal than the others but I am still scratching my head. Can you guys help on how to choose linux that is right for me and suggest some? ](*,)
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Re: Linux Help

Post by Alathald » Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:35 am

Ubuntu. Definitely the best one to test the waters with simply for the fact that the community is HUGE. Heck, it's still my daily driver OS even after a few years of linux use.

There are a lot of different distros but a lot of them are 'boutique' and cater to one specific type of geek or require a baseline knowledge of linux to setup and you may find yourself drawn to one after awhile but ubuntu is a great starting place.
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Re: Linux Help

Post by vicaphit » Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:41 am

I have easy peasey all ready to install on my EEE but I have been too afriad to try it yet. We should work up the courage together!
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Re: Linux Help

Post by dicecca112 » Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:54 am

Wuss, just do it. :finga:
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Re: Linux Help

Post by Alathald » Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:35 pm

1 bottle of scotch + 1 EEE PC + 1 copy of eeebuntu = a hangover and a perfectly configured linux powered netbook.

OK at least one of those 2 things. Probably the former. But really, what have you got to lose? It's not like you can screw anything up so bad a reinstall won't fix.
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Re: Linux Help

Post by DL13 » Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:24 pm

Alathald wrote:Ubuntu. Definitely the best one to test the waters with simply for the fact that the community is HUGE. Heck, it's still my daily driver OS even after a few years of linux use.

There are a lot of different distros but a lot of them are 'boutique' and cater to one specific type of geek or require a baseline knowledge of linux to setup and you may find yourself drawn to one after awhile but ubuntu is a great starting place.

Ubuntu site gives more info than the other ones and it looks better than the others to and I do like it and sins it's friendly which I am looking for I think I'll go with it.
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Re: Linux Help

Post by DL13 » Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:31 pm

vicaphit wrote:I have easy peasey all ready to install on my EEE but I have been too afriad to try it yet. We should work up the courage together!

I have no idea what EEE is.
I am hopping to have my sons pc going by mid summer and sins I am training to be a pc tek I would like to learn so ones it's running.
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Re: Linux Help

Post by DL13 » Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:32 pm

Alathald wrote:1 bottle of scotch + 1 EEE PC + 1 copy of eeebuntu = a hangover and a perfectly configured linux powered netbook.

OK at least one of those 2 things. Probably the former. But really, what have you got to lose? It's not like you can screw anything up so bad a reinstall won't fix.

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