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Which Distribution

Bman

OSNN Veteran Original
#1
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.

Thanks
 

Bman

OSNN Veteran Original
#2
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?
 

Bman

OSNN Veteran Original
#4
I know there are many, pretty much I have broken it down to Ubuntu & Knoppix, so I kinda want peoples ideas about these 2.

Thanks man
 

Reg

eXperienced!
#5
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.
 

Bman

OSNN Veteran Original
#6
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.
 

j79zlr

Glaanies script monkey
Political User
#8
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.
 
#10
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
 
#12
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
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.
 

Bman

OSNN Veteran Original
#15
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!
 

Bman

OSNN Veteran Original
#17
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
Bman™ said:
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?
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
 

Bman

OSNN Veteran Original
#19
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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