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which is best linux and unix?

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#1 melinacorbett


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Posted 15 October 2009 - 07:23 AM

Hi friends,
i am a student. I have core 2 duo with 3GB DDR2 RAM. I want to know which operating system is best for internet and from virus protection. If anyone knows about it please tell me.

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Posted 15 October 2009 - 04:35 PM

Ubuntu is a good place to start. It strives to be new user friendly. You can try the Live CD out before installing it to see if you'll like it. There are no known "wild" viruses (active viruses currently on the internet) for Linux (due to the design of the OS) security issues are usually patched quickly.

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 12:06 AM

Personally, I've always liked the KDE desktop over Gnome, so I have been using Kubuntu for a while - which is Ubuntu with a fancier desktop. In the past, I've used a lot of distros, suSe, Red Hat, Mandrake, and I've tried lots of things.

Recently, I got a netbook. I decided to go Kubuntu on that and am not as happy with it as I was on the desktop because it's going to take some tweaking. I have an odd-sized screen and it doesn't quite fit, the touchpad works but feels a bit fast, and so on. But it all does work. I had a bit of a problem hooking to my encrypted wifi until I realized that it wanted me to put in the hex key in a second window as well as the first, and it's connected fine ever since.

Anyway, it works fine on the desktop. I find Ubuntu to be too simple on the surface. It's powerful underneath but is difficult to get used to. Kubuntu is more Windows-like with things in the usual places.

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 02:45 AM

i think Gnone looks better then kde

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