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    A simple rule that I follow, go for the OS with long term support (LTS). This will save your life.

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    Just use Debian Testing (and stay with testing). Till now (over 5 years) I never had a problem, its much more stable als Ubuntu

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    I think you can still use Ubuntu 12 and install "Cinnamon" which looks just like the old look.
    Or you can try Linux Mint 13. I personally prefer Mint 12 more
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    Try KNOPPIX. It's fast, but will give you a nice USB you can create. Or, you can use Scientific Linux...

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    I vote Debian stable or Scientific Linux.

    Both run Gnome 2 at this time. There are things I like and dislike about each, but I use both.

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    I've spoken to a lot of people who really don't like version 12. I think Ubuntu really screwed up on this one, and it seems to me as if they're not listening to what the community actually wants. I won't pretend I ever liked it, but when a distro gets like that it's a real shame.

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    A few years back I installed my first Linux OS, 10.10, and that's when I fell in love with Linux. Then I switched to Windows for work reasons. Then I read about the latest release 11.10, tried to install it again, only to find out that my existing hardware is no longer supported. I was a little disappointed actually, but I thought it was only me, so I'm glad to know you guys are out there as well.

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    I don't think long term support should be your primary concern. Simply because long term support and stability aren't synonymous with each other. Also there are plenty of Distributions which are more stable and are running some of the lastest software. The two best examples for my point are Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Mint Debian Edition. Ironically already mentioned above!

    Personally for stability i can't go past pure Debian (Stable) and Scientific Linux Fermi.

    Speaking of Cinnamon anyone know if it is supported on Debian yet? Last i heard they had issues (bugs) with using cinnamon on Debian. I am also going to assume that cinnamon is not compatible with Gnome2 or is it?
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    Despite being touted as a fork of Gnome 3, as far as I can tellm Cinnamon is basically a replacement for Gnomes Hell.
    What do we want?
    Time machines!

    When do we want 'em?
    Doesn't really matter does it!?


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    Quote Originally Posted by elija View Post
    Despite being touted as a fork of Gnome 3, as far as I can tellm Cinnamon is basically a replacement for Gnomes Hell.
    So basically what your saying is rather than run through the hoops of attempting to install cinnamon on Debian using Gnome2, i should just download Mint and test it out that way?
    As it will save me a whole bunch of time in dealing with Gnomes hell
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