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  1. #1

    Looking for a new Distro

    Hi, been using Ubuntu 10.10 for a few days now, it is a nice OS but at times I feel its bloated and feel even slower than windows xp or even my windows 7 which I'm dualbooting.

    I'm looking for a distro that's similar speedwise to windowsxp while still being relatively easy to use/install as well as a gui.


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    Since you are familiar with ubuntu, why don't you give Mint a try. It's a lighter derivative of ubuntu. I suggest.
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    Linux User zenwalker's Avatar
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    Check out peppermint and, as nujinini said, linux mint lxde

    Both use their own plus ubuntu/lubuntu repositories -- you'l stll be in familiar territory!

    Or, on the Slack side, zenwalk -- openbox or standard.


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    Penguin of trust elija's Avatar
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    How about Debian?
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    It's Adam Bloody West!

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    I agree with you, I tried ubuntu but uninstalled it very quickly. I'd recommend arch linux. Not bloated at all, you do all the configuring yourself. It sounds hard, but it really isn't. You need knowlodge of bash though and I recommend having another computer opened to the beginners guide on the arch wiki. Arch has very good documentation.

    Edit: Sorry didn't read the whole post, arch isn't much gui. But I think you should learn shell and cli, it will be very useful. Cli is much faster than gui's

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    Yeah, I decided to take the plunge into Arch, after hours of tinkering, I am finally in the gui but accidentaly deleted my only web browser.

    Is there a way to download a new one from the terminal?

    Edit: hehe, I read more on the arch wiki and found out how to download firefox. But for the life of me can't find out where to adjust the mouse so its more precise and fast, ALA disabling mouse acceleration in windows.

    Edit: Seems like I picked two extremes, Arch configuration is blowing my mind, can't even get network manager to work... Off to Debian
    Last edited by Redeyes1; 12-26-2010 at 11:21 PM.

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    Someone mention Zenwalk?

    I know they did but it's worth mentioning again as it's a very good distro.
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    Try openSuse

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    Linux Engineer MASONTX's Avatar
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    Nunnjinni has good advice, try Mint LXDE or Lubuntu. If ubuntu isn't booting fast for you (boots in 41 seconds on my machine), try more ram or a less resource hungry distro such as those mentioned.
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