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  • Debian

    2 4.65%
  • Fedora

    0 0%
  • Mandriva

    2 4.65%
  • Mint

    15 34.88%
  • OpenSUSE

    2 4.65%
  • PCLinuxOS

    1 2.33%
  • Puppy

    2 4.65%
  • Slackware

    0 0%
  • Ubuntu (any *buntu)

    17 39.53%
  • Other (please specify)

    2 4.65%
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Which distribution would you most recommend for those that are new to Linux? Note that the poll for last year has been closed, but it can be found here: http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/cof...rs-2010-a.html...
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    Recommended Distro for New Linux Users (2011)


    Which distribution would you most recommend for those that are new to Linux?


    Note that the poll for last year has been closed, but it can be found here:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/cof...rs-2010-a.html
    oz

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    Penguin of trust elija's Avatar
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    I would have to recommend Ubuntu although I have recently found Debian to be equally painless.
    "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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    Without a single hint of doubt - Mint Linux

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    I always vote for Ubuntu simply because it is already so popular among new users. I personally don't care much for it but then I'm not a new user, and if so many new users think so highly of it, who am I to argue with them?
    oz

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    Mint ... Ubuntu probably second ...

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    Ubuntu, Mint, or Lubuntu, in that order.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrinceSharma View Post
    Without a single hint of doubt - Mint Linux
    Me agree with the Prince Happy New Year everyone!
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    MintBuntu!
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    I think Mint is the bees knees, with Ubuntu running second.
    I do not respond to private messages asking for Linux help, Please keep it on the forums only.
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    Linux Mint. Good looking and comes with most codecs and plugins which saves the new user time and effort.

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    I'd recommend Debian for people who want to set up their own system, and Fedora for those who want a preconfigured system, especially since Fedora offers such a fine assortment of spins for various uses.

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