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Re: Choosing a Linux Distro
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2011, 10:03:24 AM »
well for the matter of general discussion whether the problem is solved ,i prefer GNOME , because i feel its light weight then the other environments .

and beauty of linux variants is that , they come with a live CD you can try it out with some options and select the best one whichever suits you :]

currently , my machine is running on ubuntu lucid .

fedora , linux mint , open SUSE are also good
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Re: Choosing a Linux Distro
« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2011, 10:11:57 AM »

I have Linux mint on my dell 1705 laptop with Windows XP pro.
It was so easy to install. I like it. Performance is not an issue for me. Ease of use is what I need. No trouble finding my wireless home LAN. Works great. Some others I tried did do not play well with lmy laptop.

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Re: Choosing a Linux Distro
« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2011, 03:45:19 PM »
well for the matter of general discussion whether the problem is solved ,i prefer GNOME , because i feel its light weight then the other environments .

Two things:

-GNOME isn't a distro, it's a desktop environment (which you somewhat alluded too

-It's not the lightest: the lightest is probably LXDE or XFCE. GNOME and KDE are the two heaviest desktop environments in common use.

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and beauty of linux variants is that , they come with a live CD you can try it out with some options and select the best one whichever suits you :]
Yeah, it's great for maintenance as well :P


I have Linux mint on my dell 1705 laptop with Windows XP pro.
It was so easy to install. I like it. Performance is not an issue for me. Ease of use is what I need. No trouble finding my wireless home LAN. Works great. Some others I tried did do not play well with lmy laptop.

Mint 7 hardly found anything on my laptop, and it's network connection kept dropping off when I finally got it working. Mint 10 however had absolutely no issues at all, and it has become my main OS on my laptop.
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    Re: Choosing a Linux Distro
    « Reply #18 on: February 14, 2012, 02:51:54 AM »
    This is my problem about this activities:

    STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
    Develop a utility that will enhance the current file management and
    organization functions of Linux.

    You may use existing file management commands to create the utility.
    Look for options that were not explored by the command yet, then
    enhance the command by reinventing its name and adding this option
    to its current options.

    You may combine related commands into one script also.
    Example:
    copyormovefile (-c -m) filename/s
    where:
    copyormovefile is the name of the utility
    (-c -m) are options that will do the following:
    -c for copying filename/s
    -m for moving filename/s


    Thanks for helping me, how can i do these,? T_T

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    Re: Choosing a Linux Distro
    « Reply #19 on: February 14, 2012, 10:15:51 AM »
    soniaholly1, all comm nets are welcome. However, this topic is almost a year old. New versions of Linux have been released that address some issues mentioned here.

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      Re: Choosing a Linux Distro
      « Reply #20 on: July 31, 2012, 05:10:47 PM »
      Surprisingly, I got Gentoo and Slackware! :)

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      Re: Choosing a Linux Distro
      « Reply #21 on: September 13, 2013, 01:13:51 AM »
      People who are new to Linux are often confused by the large number of..   ... currently there are 367 distro released on the earth, errrgh.. that's sound confusing.
      Awhile back one fast food firm offered 256 ways to make your hamburger. Then there is the choice of soft drinks... ice cream...fried veggies... Yet they still are in business.
      You can always a search on whatever you want. And my analogy is by no means original... Look at this:
      Linux and french fries -- a real happy meal
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      French fries and Linux. Doesn't exactly roll off the tongue, but it is a tasty combination for agribusiness J.R. Simplot Co.

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      Re: Choosing a Linux Distro
      « Reply #22 on: June 25, 2016, 11:21:19 PM »
      It depends how you will use the computer. if you want a stable distro go for debian or ubuntu, but does because the updates is less than others like fedora that update more often. Or if you want you can go with arch linux, a very good light system, but have to deal with it a little more for get a good final system, but you decide what you want. i'll recommend you go with fedora, with it you good a very good distro, have the ultimates update and its stable and have the necessary to work with it.

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      Re: Choosing a Linux Distro
      « Reply #23 on: June 26, 2016, 01:26:33 AM »
      Ccamol,
      This thread is near here years old. But that doesn't matter. Even Linux distors ten years old are still good.

      You may enjoy this:
      A Short History of Linux Distributions
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      Back in late 1991, when Linux first hit the 'Net, there were no distributions per se. The closest thing was HJ Lu's Boot/Root floppies. They were 5.25" diskettes that could be used to get a Linux system running. You booted from the boot disk and then, when prompted, inserted the root disk. After a while you got a command prompt.

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      Re: Choosing a Linux Distro
      « Reply #24 on: July 03, 2017, 01:44:58 PM »
      Ccamol,
      This thread is near here years old. But that doesn't matter. Even Linux distors ten years old are still good.

      You may enjoy this:
      A Short History of Linux Distributions

      Might want to factor in the kernel version though - lots of exploits if you use an older kernel.
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      Re: Choosing a Linux Distro
      « Reply #25 on: July 03, 2017, 03:24:12 PM »
      This thread will never die......  ;D
      One could argue taht the bad guys have little interest in going after old versions. There aer some reasons to include older versions. They have stood the test of time.
      https://www.lifewire.com/top-linux-distributions-of-all-time-4084559
      The Top 10 Linux Distributions Of All Time
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      28 distributions have appeared in the top 10 in the past 14 years proving that whilst it may be easy to rise to success it is just as easy to fall out of favor.
      Pyppy is included. So is Red Hat. And Ubuntu. And Mint.
      BTW, I find the older Puppy to be more stable. I like version 4.2 distro.  :)

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      Re: Choosing a Linux Distro
      « Reply #26 on: July 04, 2017, 03:13:13 AM »
      One could argue taht the bad guys have little interest in going after old versions. There aer some reasons to include older versions. They have stood the test of time.
      That's not how security works though, look at a list of CVEs for Linux along with various included utilities), there have been loads of security bugs that have been fixed.  For example, if you ran a distro from 2012 you would still be vulnerable to well published attacks such as Heartbleed and Shellshock.

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      Re: Choosing a Linux Distro
      « Reply #27 on: July 04, 2017, 11:33:17 AM »
      camerongray, good answer.  :)
      So if I want to update my Linux, how can I wiouth losing my personal stuff?
      I see this, butI have not read it over. Does that work?
      How to Switch Between Linux Distros Without Losing your Data
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      In this guide well go over how to break out a home directory from an existing installation and protect it from future installations. Its a tedious but simple process that is rewarding.

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        Re: Choosing a Linux Distro
        « Reply #28 on: June 12, 2018, 06:27:53 PM »
        Maybe you guys could post some newer quizzes. I'm getting a lot "404 Not Found" messages when I click on the links. Lol

        I am pretty much decided on which Linux distro I will be getting, but since there are so many of them, it would not hurt to get familiar with a few more which might prove useful later on.