Which linux is best? and why?

There are many different operating systems; which one will you choose?

Re: Which linux is best? and why?

Post by r-ID on Wed May 27, 2009 10:24 am
([msg=24486]see Re: Which linux is best? and why?[/msg])

I have tried suse, mandriva, mandrake, red hat, slackware, debian, lfs, knoppix, few others. Slackware is my favorite. For learning purposes i do recommend LFS :) If you are too lazy to build your own OS, try to use any distro without any additional program, just a plain distro. and install everything you need manually. What is the point of this? You learn how the soft works, you find out what you need, and you get the lattest version of software.

btw, answer to the question: the best linux is the newest. Linux is just a kernel. Only distros may vary
r-ID
Poster
Poster
 
Posts: 172
Joined: Mon Dec 29, 2008 6:04 pm
Blog: View Blog (0)


Re: Which linux is best? and why?

Post by teutorix aleria on Sat May 30, 2009 5:49 pm
([msg=24649]see Re: Which linux is best? and why?[/msg])

Can i ask a stupid question?

Why the hell would you get RID of windows on an alienware pc?

Alienware is basically designed for gaming, and linux has a very small game collection.
teutorix aleria
New User
New User
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat May 30, 2009 5:24 pm
Blog: View Blog (0)


Re: Which linux is best? and why?

Post by insomaniacal on Sat May 30, 2009 9:22 pm
([msg=24652]see Re: Which linux is best? and why?[/msg])

You can play a fair bit of Windows games on Linux with WINE, especially if your hardware is well supported. Not to mention, for security purposes, programming, hacking, and general meddling with computers, *Nix, and especially Linux is king.
It's not who votes that counts, it's who counts the votes
insomaniacal.blog.com
User avatar
insomaniacal
Addict
Addict
 
Posts: 1210
Joined: Sun May 24, 2009 10:21 am
Blog: View Blog (0)


Re: Which linux is best? and why?

Post by AtlasDark on Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:41 pm
([msg=24721]see Re: Which linux is best? and why?[/msg])

Alienware is overrated. I could construct a better system for far less, though this is besides the point.

Unix systems are extremely versatile, and for non-native software, there's the Wine binary compatibility layer, or if you're desperate for a piece of software that still breaks Wine, you can use VirtualBox to boot into any other supported OS (which is to say, nearly all except floppy-based OS's [hotswaps] and OSX).

Unix gaming is actually quite the opposite - we have a selection of fewer yet higher quality games. Not many click-to-create types, thereby limiting the selection to games that are substancially more fun than what you'd find in the Freeware gaming section at CNET for Windows. :)
User avatar
AtlasDark
Poster
Poster
 
Posts: 175
Joined: Sun Apr 05, 2009 10:40 pm
Blog: View Blog (0)


Re: Which linux is best? and why?

Post by insomaniacal on Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:50 pm
([msg=24734]see Re: Which linux is best? and why?[/msg])

Actually, I remember seeing a guide to installing OSX in a virtual machine, though I believe it was under Windows. Still, I'm sure it could be applied to Linux as well.
It's not who votes that counts, it's who counts the votes
insomaniacal.blog.com
User avatar
insomaniacal
Addict
Addict
 
Posts: 1210
Joined: Sun May 24, 2009 10:21 am
Blog: View Blog (0)


Re: Which linux is best? and why?

Post by Henry25 on Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:33 pm
([msg=25318]see Re: Which linux is best? and why?[/msg])

Henry25
New User
New User
 
Posts: 9
Joined: Tue Aug 05, 2008 7:43 pm
Blog: View Blog (0)


Re: Which linux is best? and why?

Post by Wootz on Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:00 pm
([msg=25838]see Re: Which linux is best? and why?[/msg])

insomaniacal wrote:If you've never used Linux before, and just want to get something up and running, then Linux Mint is for you.

However, "learning the ropes" wouldn't hurt either, so you might want to go with something like Ubuntu or Debian. I definetly don't recommend Arch for a first time user though.

I agrees with this man. Linux Mint isn't too painful, looks pretty and is fairly customizable, and gives you a feel for linux without hurting you too much, so you can graduate to a more hardcore (is that the right word?) version of linux.
User avatar
Wootz
New User
New User
 
Posts: 36
Joined: Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:02 pm
Blog: View Blog (0)


Re: Which linux is best? and why?

Post by thedotmaster on Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:39 am
([msg=27038]see Re: Which linux is best? and why?[/msg])

Personally I like Xubuntu. It's bloat-free, pretty stable, has a large community, is actively developed, has a huge repository and is widely compatible with a ton of hardware.
I keep meaning to try FreeBSD which my friend raves about, but haven't go round to it yet.
Image
User avatar
thedotmaster
Contributor
Contributor
 
Posts: 984
Joined: Sun May 04, 2008 4:39 pm
Location: North West UK
Blog: View Blog (1)


Re: Which linux is best? and why?

Post by k01db00t on Sun Nov 29, 2009 11:07 pm
([msg=30888]see Re: Which linux is best? and why?[/msg])

Honestly it really depends on each individual. Everyone has the things they want and or need. Personal prefrence. As far as me, personally I use BT3, BT4, Ubuntu 8.04 and 9.04, and SuSe
k01db00t
New User
New User
 
Posts: 8
Joined: Sat Nov 28, 2009 11:37 am
Blog: View Blog (0)


Re: Which linux is best? and why?

Post by drykill on Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:27 pm
([msg=31173]see Re: Which linux is best? and why?[/msg])

Ive been using kubuntu for a few weeks now and its a very good transitional OS.
drykill
New User
New User
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:06 pm
Blog: View Blog (0)


PreviousNext

Return to Operating Systems

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests