View Poll Results: What is your favorite Linux distribution for new users?
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Ubuntu ( Any variety )
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- 12-28-2008 #1
Favorite Desktop Distro for New Users - 2009
Please use it to post information about your favorite beginner oriented distro. Do not post comments saying that any particular distro is the best, because the best truly is very subjective.
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- 12-28-2008 #2
I prefer KDE over Gnome. Its Kubuntu to be precise.
- 12-28-2008 #3
Gotta go w/ openSUSE
Don't have a legitimate reason to rank it above Ubuntu for newbs... driver support and documentation are near equal... just comes down to personal taste I guess.
- 12-28-2008 #4
- 12-28-2008 #5
Mint - 5 as it is an LTS.
Mint: Ubuntu made easy
Second choice would be UbuntuWhat do we want?
When do we want 'em?
Doesn't really matter does it!?
The Fifth Continent
- 12-28-2008 #6
I guess it sort of depends what the new user wants out of it. I know the common consensus usually goes to *buntu or its derivatives, but I think Fedora still gives a good mix of 'ease of use' and 'you gotta learn some things'.
- 12-28-2008 #7
PCLinuxOS is not the most stable on the list, but it is the distro I recommend to all new users.Using Linux since June 2007
Distros: Mint 16 KDE
SPECS: AMD Atholon 64 X2 3.2 Ghz, 4GB RAM, GeForce GTS 250 1GB VRAM
When your whole life is on one computer, servers and all, choose stability over anything else.
- 12-28-2008 #8
im actually saying knoppix, because its so easy just to "get up and go" with it, i mean if it got me started it can get anyone started.
- 12-28-2008 #9
- Join Date
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- South West England
Xenon OS FTW
- 12-28-2008 #10