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    What linux should I choose? I tried a few but cant decide, problems...


    I have tried:

    Ubuntu 11.4 (Only OS that detected everything including my Xonar sound card)
    OpenSuse 11.4 (Detected graphics card, not sound)
    Pardus 2011 (same as Suse)
    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS(Did not detect my 460 GPU or my Xonar DG sound card)

    I feel like I should stay with Ubuntu 11.4 but...I heard its unstable unless that has changed. I only tried all of these on live discs, Is there anything else I should look at? I really need my Xonar DG to work. I also need XBMC media center to work with it, I know Suse and Ubuntu work fine with it, least thats what I heard.

    Any help would be great

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    Hi and Welcome !

    If Ubuntu has detected everything then I would suggest you to go with it only. Ubuntu is not unstable at all. It has six months release cycle but it doesn't mean that earlier versions become unstable. Ubuntu 11.04 will be supported by Ubuntu Team till 10-2012. Check details here.
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    Go to the distrowatch web site. The have a listing of the 100 most popular distributions with some info on each as well as links to the site where you can get more detailed information on any of them.

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    Thanks I might just stick with Ubuntu 11.4, I could not find XMBC in the packages though? Is there a simple way to install it?

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    I'm not familiar with XMBC, but a little digging around gave me this link: How-to:Install XBMC on Ubuntu - XBMC

    It looks to be fairly straight-forward.
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    Thanks for the links, will try this.

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    You could also have a look at Linux Mint. The main edition is based on Ubuntu so it should also detect your hardware.
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