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    Currently I have Fedora and Windows XP installed. I need recommendations on a second distro to install on same hdd as Fedora.
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    Well, what are you looking for?

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    Take a look at the top 10 distros (according to DistroWatch.com):

    http://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=major

    That page has descriptions of those 10 distros, and there are about 390 more to choose from (available from the main page) if you don't like any of those.

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    Gentoo or Ubuntu make nice distros for any user. If you want a Fedora-like distro, then get Ubuntu, if you want more of a "power user" one, try Gentoo.

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    i'd try mepis or some other light KDE based since you already have the gnome based Fedora. just for somethign different.
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    Why don't you try using your extra partition as a test patition, play with a distro, wipe it, and play with another...you may even change main distros...all of them have strong and weak points, plus many on this forum and I really like to test drive various distros
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    i would have to agree try a KDE based distro like MEPIS or perhaps if u want a more full featured distro try SuSE Mandriva is a fine distro damn small linux is good if your woried about space but like said before go to www.distrowatch.org for more info
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    Quote Originally Posted by genesus
    Why don't you try using your extra partition as a test patition, play with a distro, wipe it, and play with another...you may even change main distros...all of them have strong and weak points, plus many on this forum and I really like to test drive various distros
    I did this for a month or two, and it was wonderful! I highly recommend this approach if you have a fast internet connection and a CD burner. You start the ISO download before going to sleep, burn it the next day and install it on your "trial partition."

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    If you know exactly what you want on your distro, and is not afraid of CUI, then I would advice you to test out debian, gentoo, arch and freebsd (thought it's not linux, it's neat ). I would say gentoo is the most customizable when it comes to USE-flags and such, arch is the minimalist and most customizable and fastest of the binary distros (with a package manager very easy once you get an explenation). Ubuntu is an install for debian, preconfigured and default-packages chosen for you, and a lot of peaple seems to like it, so you might try that aswell. Fedora used to be my favourite in the beginning, however I don't like the fact that they patch away MP3-support and similar. I never really installed suse, just tried the livecd's... Mandriva used to be my favourite after leaving fedora behind (10.1 community edition), and it's still user-friendly and such if thats what youre after.

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    Maybe a BSD like FreeBSD, come to the other side...

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