Which Distribution

Discussion in 'Linux & BSD' started by Bman, Feb 19, 2006.

  1. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    I have Knoppix V4.0.2 & Ubuntu 5.10. Which I have gotten from recent research. I just don't know which one I should use? In your opinons which one do you like more, or find better.

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  2. Bman

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    Also, how much space do this distributions need. I'm a windows user (yes Iv used Linux before, I know enough alrigh) and I have just desided to fool around with linux, so I have an extra 12GB harddrive laying around, thought I'd use that. Will that be enough?
     
  3. NetRyder

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    Ubuntu is a good one. SuSE is another one that you could try.
    And yes, 12GB of space is fine. :)
     
  4. Bman

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    I know there are many, pretty much I have broken it down to Ubuntu & Knoppix, so I kinda want peoples ideas about these 2.

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  5. Reg

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    Knoppix is known for its Live CD. I don't know of many people using Knoppix as a main distro. As far as Ubuntu is concerned, I would have to do with that. It's debian based so installing applications on it is fairly simple (apt-get) and using it is even simpler. For a person who is looking for an easy-to-use Linux OS, I would have to go with Ubuntu.
     
  6. Bman

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    I'm using the Knoppix Live CD right now, pretty cool, but I'm going to install Ubuntu on my harddrive tommorow. I don't know what it is about linux, the feel, the look, I dunno. I'm too much of a windows user right now to make it my main OS, but I'm for sure gonna keep playing around with it.

    Cool.
     
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    Trying to play music right now, program opens up and says its playing, but no sound?

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  8. j79zlr

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    Alsa is usually muted by default. Open up a terminal and type alsamixer, then use M to unmute the channels. Then use alsactl store to save your settings after a reboot, atleast that should work, I never really liked Ubuntu, so I don't have that much experience with it.
     
  9. Bman

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    the problem is with Knoppix live cd, not Ubuntu
     
  10. LordOfLA

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    I'd stear away from Ubuntu from a user support perspective. Its "Over-secure" by deault setup means you have more steps to take if you happen to break it.

    Ask MFG about the fun we had fiing his 3 Ubuntu workstations when he broke ubuntu... :p
     
  11. Bman

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    So, as not a "Live CD" which distro is ""best""
     
  12. AcftMecH

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    I recommend PCLinuxOS (PCLOS for short). Reason why, it is very easy. It is a live CD and installable CD all in one..... and is only one CD to download. PCLOS just works. It comes with all of the multimedia plugins installed which is a huge plus. It uses Synaptic to upgrade/download software from the repositories which is very easy to use.

    But, all-in-all there are ton of different differnt disrobutions, all just a "smidget" (is that a word) different. Good luck with your choice.
     
  13. LordOfLA

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    Bman: there is no "Best".

    I'd settle on suse 10, Fedora core 4 (soon 5), Gentoo or Slackware.

    If you feel brave and want to try FreeBSD (similar to linux but different) I dont think it'd be too hard to get up and running.
     
  14. falconguard

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    I'm running with a Suse 10 here, and I like it.
     
  15. Bman

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    So, I got lazy with downloading, and I already had Ubuntu. So I installed it and so far I'm liking it alot. Clean, nice and easy. I'll most likly post back in I run into problems.

    Thanks everything, I guess If I get bored of this one I can always install all those other ones!
     
  16. LordOfLA

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    Let me know what you think when you break it :D
     
  17. Bman

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    I know what I was wanting to ask, I remember awhile back on these forums there was the List of Programs for Windows, and what works on linux and what dosent, and then replacement programs.
    Does anybody know where I can find that now?
     
  18. NetRyder

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    http://www.osnn.net/forum/showthread.php?t=713

    It was two years ago. Of course, by now, the link in that thread is dead, and most, if not all of the posts are outdated. :D
     
  19. Bman

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    Most links dont work and very confusing, thats not the thing I remember. I remember an accual List, LIke WINDOWS | LINUX

    and under neath lists all programs and games that work on windows and what works on linux..
     
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    wait, just found it.

    Thanks