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View Poll Results: Which Linux distro you use, and why?
Ubuntu/Kubuntu 109 62.64%
Mandriva 2 1.15%
Debian 14 8.05%
Gentoo 4 2.30%
Red Hat 37 21.26%
Slackware 6 3.45%
SuSE 16 9.20%
TurboLinux 0 0%
BSD 6 3.45%
Any other 21 12.07%
Fedora 26 14.94%
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Old 11th February 2010, 21:37   #61
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Is there any way of acquiring Ubuntu, apart from downloading it from the net?
Well, that's the easiest way to get Ubuntu. You can also order their CD, but that will take time.

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Also are there software available for all the basic stuff mentioned in my previous post. Coz without them, it would render the laptop useless.
For office usage, you can try OpenOffice.org. It supports all MS Office files. For music and movies, you have VLC player.
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Old 11th February 2010, 21:45   #62
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Well, that's the easiest way to get Ubuntu. You can also order their CD, but that will take time.



For office usage, you can try OpenOffice.org. It supports all MS Office files. For music and movies, you have VLC player.

The basic ubuntu is only about 700MB which you can download and burn on to a normal CD. Very effective.
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Old 11th February 2010, 21:48   #63
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Well, that's the easiest way to get Ubuntu. You can also order their CD, but that will take time.

For office usage, you can try OpenOffice.org. It supports all MS Office files. For music and movies, you have VLC player.
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The basic ubuntu is only about 700MB which you can download and burn on to a normal CD. Very effective.
Thanks a lot guys! Will put it for download in the office [ssshhh!!! ] and PM you guys for any queries during the install. Thanks once again!!
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Old 11th February 2010, 22:02   #64
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Thanks a lot guys! Will put it for download in the office [ssshhh!!! ] and PM you guys for any queries during the install. Thanks once again!!
I am sure you won't need to PM us for anything during installation as Ubuntu has one of the most seamless installer. In fact, it can actually import your personal settings (desktop wallpaper, browser favorites etc) from Windows to Ubuntu.
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I am sure you won't need to PM us for anything during installation as Ubuntu has one of the most seamless installer. In fact, it can actually import your personal settings (desktop wallpaper, browser favorites etc) from Windows to Ubuntu.
Wow!! Thats good to know.. Peace of mind!

Thanks for the info!
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Old 11th February 2010, 22:24   #66
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In case anyone wants to install a Linux distro's on their desktop/Laptop, I would suggest them to try the LiveCD version of the same to see if you like it or not.

Here is the link to download LiveCD's.
The LiveCD List

Well I voted for RHEL and SuSe, its part of my job!!

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Old 11th February 2010, 22:50   #67
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centos 5 is one the best distros IMO.
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Old 11th February 2010, 22:59   #68
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I am currently on ubuntu karmic koala 9.10
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Having moved on from newbie-friendly distros to the more unforgiving ones, my personal favorite distro is Arch Linux.It's a rolling release.Install it once and then never again.A single command at the terminal will update your entire system, 3rd party apps included to the latest version.
Be warned though that it requires quite a bit of Linux knowledge to get it up and working.Don't expect friendly 7-step installers like Ubuntu and SUSe in this one.
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I used to have arch and liked it's pkgbuild thingy and AUR repository.But ,cannot stick away from Debian and Ubuntu ,it seems
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I recently installed Ubuntu 10.04 and I must say its impressive. Though am running into issues with running wifi on it.

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I installed 10.04 ubuntu along with windows 7. impressive, but I can't get partimage working on it. I need it to take image of my windows partition.
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^^ anytime I want to keep my windows partition, I just use wubi - haven't had any real performance issues in that mode.
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Now running after updation on Ubuntu 10.04
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Ubuntu 10.04 on 15" MacBook Pro in dual boot mode with Snow Leopard.
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