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  1. LordKyleOfEarth

    LordKyleOfEarth Contributing Member Contributor

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    New laptop, new Linux (calling all geeks)

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by LordKyleOfEarth, Jun 28, 2010.

    So my new laptop will be here on Wednesday. I have gotten to like Linux for most of my computing so I'm definitely installing a distro as soon as I can (I'll keep win7 around on a small partition in case I need windows for something).

    My question is which distro? Ubuntu 9.07 was pretty nice and I hear Karmic is bomber. However I'm starting to get a bug up my butt to try Gentoo (I must be more of a masochist than I previously thought). I figure that by the end of that, I'll be a 1337 h4x0r Linux pro.

    Anyone have a favorite distro or experience compiling one?
     
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  3. Karwedsky

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    I've only tried a few of the linux distros and I really liked Ubuntu the most. Most debian distros are similar though and I know some people who prefer Fedora over Ubuntu. In my opinion the Gnome desktop is much better than KDE.
     
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    I've always favored SuSE, myself. But it isn't that big a deal anyway, you generally tweak to your own preferences anyway, no matter which distro you use.
     
  5. LordKyleOfEarth

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    True. The new laptop has roughly 300gb more space than the old one. I think I'll install several distros and see how I like them. Cog, I wasn't sure if I wanted to try SuSE, but I will now :) Thanks
     
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    I've heard good things about Arch, although I've been too busy to try it out myself. It's easier to pronounce than Ubuntu.
     

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