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  • Debian

    9 7.32%
  • Fedora

    18 14.63%
  • Mandriva

    4 3.25%
  • Mepis

    3 2.44%
  • Mint

    6 4.88%
  • OpenSUSE

    13 10.57%
  • PCLinuxOS

    4 3.25%
  • Slackware

    2 1.63%
  • Ubuntu (any variety)

    56 45.53%
  • Other (please list below)

    8 6.50%
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    Favorite Desktop Distro for New Users - 2008


    This poll/thread is meant to help those users that are new to Linux and having difficulty deciding which distribution(s) they should start with. Please use it to post information about your favorite beginner oriented distro, but don't post comments saying that any particular distro is the best, because the best truly is very subjective.

    Note that this thread will be locked and/or deleted at the end of the year and a new thread started.

    The poll from last year can be found here.
    Last edited by oz; 12-29-2007 at 04:01 AM.
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    I used (K)Ubuntu for a year and a half... too many little bugs made me switch back to Debian. Debian based distros for me! I like pure Debian though.
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    Ubuntu, because it has a very large user base and it's a fairly easy way to get your feet wet in the Linux world.
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    All new users please read this.** Forum FAQS. ** Adopt an unanswered post.

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    Ubuntu. Kubuntu has Windows OS like Interface and new Linux users having Windows OS experience feel more comfortable with it.
    It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
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    Personally speaking,a easy and convenient way to manage soft package is very necessary for a linux newbie.

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    I have always found the Ubuntu family really good for easy installation and use.
    I have tried Ubuntu and XUbuntu of that family and decided that I like
    XUbuntu.

    I also tried Mepis which was very good - for ease of use but had KDE which I
    didn't like that much after a while. Fedora is another distro that I tried. I
    didn't like it much so moved on.

    The magazine Linux Format has just run a special on a distro called PC Linux
    OS. It is supposed to be the rival to Ubuntu as a distro for beginners. From
    the screenshots, it looks like it will be pretty, but appears to be KDE based.
    "I used to be with it, then they changed what it was.
    Now what was it isn't it, and what is it is weird and scary to me.
    It'll happen to you too."

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTbob View Post
    Ubuntu, because it has a very large user base and it's a fairly easy way to get your feet wet in the Linux world.
    I couldn't have posted my thoughts any better.
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    Desktop distro?
    PCLinuxOS

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    I think its Mint, we all remember the hard times to configure codecs and flash and java. I think if your new and have no experiance in Linux, then Mint as it truly comes with all this stuff.
    Also personal note its Ubunt/Debian based.

    Thx.

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    Ubuntu just because not only is the user base large but the development team is trying hard to get it down to easy level. its also been worked so that its got a great hardware support scheme. and you can get it pre-installed from dell.
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