Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Which Distro Is Right For Me?


  • This topic is locked This topic is locked
395 replies to this topic

#1 raw

raw

    Bleeping Hacker


  • Members
  • 2,577 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Texas
  • Local time:08:45 AM

Posted 12 January 2006 - 08:43 PM

If you have been wondering about Linux and which
distribution you should try you can take this short quiz and
it will give you it's best guess.
http://www.zegeniestudios.net/ldc/

rawsig.png

 rawcreations.net          @raw_creations


Current systems: WHAT OS, BackTrack-raw, PCLinuxOS, Peppermint OS 6, Kali Linux

and a custom Linux From Scratch server hosting a bunch of top secret stuff.


BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 Pandy

Pandy

    Bleepin' Panda


  • Members
  • 9,562 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Female
  • Local time:08:45 AM

Posted 12 January 2006 - 10:11 PM

COOL! A quiz, I love it! lol

It told me the best distro for me was SuSe or Mepis.

:thumbsup: I don't know.. maybe someday I will try Linux.

Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.

Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade?

~ Benjamin Franklin

I am a Bleeping Computer fan! Are you?

Facebook

Follow us on Twitter


#3 ergorest

ergorest

  • Members
  • 10 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:08:45 AM

Posted 12 January 2006 - 11:25 PM

I hear Ubuntu is one of the best to use now.
Apparently very easy to set up and dual boot with.
Signature removed for failure to comply with BC guidelines.

#4 acklan

acklan

    Bleepin' cat's meow


  • Members
  • 8,529 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Baton Rouge, La.
  • Local time:07:45 AM

Posted 13 January 2006 - 12:32 AM

COOL! A quiz, I love it! lol

It told me the best distro for me was SuSe or Mepis.

:thumbsup: I don't know.. maybe someday I will try Linux.

Can I play that record again. :flowers: Try Puppy Linux. It will load into a RAM drive if you have atleast 256mb of RAM and not touch your hard drive or set it to store you setting in a folder in windows and still run from a RAM drive. Only a 42 meg download and a couple of minutes and you are on the internet surfing. Comes with several nice basic programs.
Nothing to loose, alot of fun to be had.
"2007 & 2008 Windows Shell/User Award"

#5 polopolo

polopolo

  • Members
  • 26 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:03:45 PM

Posted 13 January 2006 - 01:38 PM

Kubuntu and suse are the best for use for me.

And it is good, I love Kubuntu! I dont like suse, It workes not on my computer!

#6 phawgg

phawgg

    Learning Daily


  • Members
  • 4,543 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Location:Washington State, USA
  • Local time:05:45 AM

Posted 13 January 2006 - 04:31 PM

I found the quiz helpful ...

We found the following perfect match(es):

MEPIS

SuSE

and these others, each with something in my criteria lacking
(you can tell I'm for free & easy ... and lacking in Linux experience)

Kubuntu
Failed these criteria:
# Does not have a graphical installer

Ubuntu
Failed these criteria:
# Does not have a graphical installer

Mandriva
Failed these criteria:
# Does not have application library


PCLinuxOS

Failed these criteria:
# May require Linux knowledge

Xandros

Failed these criteria:
# The full version is not free (gratis)

Linspire
Failed these criteria:
# The full version is not free (gratis)

ty, Raw :thumbsup:
patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...

#7 Scarlett

Scarlett

    Bleeping Diva


  • Members
  • 7,479 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:As always I'm beside myself ;)
  • Local time:08:45 AM

Posted 13 January 2006 - 05:38 PM

We found the following perfect match:

SuSE ( http://www.suselinux.com/ )

SUSE Linux is specifically targeted to provide new Linux users with everything they need to get started with Linux. It includes carefully crafted default desktops for both GNOME and KDE that provide a great Linux desktop experience. However, for advanced users, SUSE Linux includes ALL of the lastest open source packages for development, server deployment, security, and now, virtualization. SUSE Linux remains the benchmark for Linux.


Edited by Scarlett, 13 January 2006 - 05:39 PM.

Posted Image

#8 Heretic Monkey

Heretic Monkey

  • Members
  • 1,122 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:NCSU
  • Local time:09:45 AM

Posted 18 January 2006 - 05:42 PM

I was told to check out Ubuntu, Kubuntu, and SuSe, in that order.

I've been wanting to work w/ Ubuntu for a while, but never have been able to install it correctly on my machine. I might check out SuSe, but i'm not sure. The reason i'm trying to go w/ Ubuntu is because a few of my friends have it on their boxes.

#9 raw

raw

    Bleeping Hacker

  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 2,577 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Texas
  • Local time:08:45 AM

Posted 19 January 2006 - 10:02 AM

I was surprised to see PCLinuxOS on the list because at 0.92 it is
considered BETA, but i've been using it on my laptop and it's been
flawless. I couldn't get Xandros, Linspire, or Mandrake 10.0 to install at
all. I got Knoppix to install, but it was not really right. Things were slow
and just yucky.
Searched around and found PCLOS and might be switching my desktop over
real soon. Yes, it's that good.

rawsig.png

 rawcreations.net          @raw_creations


Current systems: WHAT OS, BackTrack-raw, PCLinuxOS, Peppermint OS 6, Kali Linux

and a custom Linux From Scratch server hosting a bunch of top secret stuff.


#10 Professional

Professional

  • Members
  • 280 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:08:45 AM

Posted 26 January 2006 - 05:47 PM

Thanks for that! I foind the perfect OS for me!
Posted Image

#11 AmBush

AmBush

  • Members
  • 46 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Location:Sarf Landen Innit
  • Local time:02:45 PM

Posted 10 July 2006 - 04:29 AM

GOOD Find raw :thumbsup:

(Recon this should be a sticky) :flowers:

Out of curiosity i took the Test
I'd be interested to See peoples criteria in relation to the matches



Having Used Linux for a While i am looking fo a Stable Distro with KDE for my 64bit Game Rig preferably one that recognises RAID 0 and SLI
:) Kubuntu

:inlove: Mandriva
thats what i am ising on laptop and server :cool:

:trumpet: Debian
K.I.S.S "Keep It Simple and Straightforward"

Logged on since July 1996 and Still learning.

Posted Image

#12 Joedude

Joedude

  • Members
  • 337 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, England
  • Local time:02:45 PM

Posted 12 July 2006 - 02:39 AM

took it, said I should Ubuntu or Debian (hmmm). I am running Ubuntu...

We found the following perfect match(es):


Posted Image

Ubuntu
Homepage: http://www.ubuntulinux.org/
Screenshots: Click to view screenshots of this distribution
Ubuntu is a free, open source operating system that starts with the breadth of Debian and adds regular releases (every six months), a clear focus on the user and usability (it should "Just Work", TM) and a commitment to security updates with 18 months of support for every release. Ubuntu ships with the latest Gnome release as well as a selection of server and desktop software that makes for a comfortable desktop experience off a single installation CD.

(This distribution also has a "Live CD" you can use to test the distribution before you install it)


Posted Image

Debian
Homepage: http://www.debian.org/
Screenshots: Click to view screenshots of this distribution
Debian is a free operating system (OS) for your computer. An operating system is the set of basic programs and utilities that make your computer run. Debian GNU/Linux provides more than a pure OS: it comes with over 15490 packages, precompiled software bundled up in a nice format for easy installation on your machine.


In addition, we found these matches, sorted by how well they match:

Kubuntu
Kubuntu is a user friendly operating system based on KDE, the K Desktop Environment. With a predictable 6 month release cycle and part of the Ubuntu project, Kubuntu is the GNU/Linux distribution for everyone.

Visit Kubuntu at: http://www.kubuntu.org/

Failed these criteria:
# Does not use the desired desktop environment, but has it available

Fedora
The goal of The Fedora Project is to work with the Linux community to build a complete, general purpose operating system exclusively from open source software. Fedora Core is built to provide choice. It includes the latest versions of many software packages, including both GNOME and KDE desktop environments. Fedora Extras, a repository built entirely by volunteers, provides thousands more packages, and is enabled for use by default.

Visit Fedora at: http://fedora.redhat.com/

Failed these criteria:
# Does not have a text-based installer

Mandriva
Mandriva Linux (formerly known as Mandrake Linux) was created in 1998 with the goal of making Linux easier to use for everyone. Mandriva offers all the power and stability of Linux to both individuals and professional users in an easy-to-use and pleasant environment.

Visit Mandriva at: http://www.mandrivalinux.org/

Failed these criteria:
# Does not have a text-based installer
# Does not use the desired desktop environment, but has it available


Edited by Joedude, 12 July 2006 - 02:41 AM.

If someone tells you to su rm -rf /
DON'T DO IT!!!!
Be in the know, Bash smart!

#13 Yourhighness

Yourhighness

    The BSG Malware Fighter


  • Malware Response Team
  • 7,943 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Hamburg
  • Local time:02:45 PM

Posted 12 July 2006 - 02:11 PM

Mhhm, I ve been thinking of installing Linux for ages. Now that I have a new 200GB HDD I might install one. I got SuSe 9 and 10 on DVD, but the test gave following results:

:inlove: Ubuntu
:thumbsup: Kubuntu
:flowers: Mandriva

Alternatively (but not free), they said for me best would also be:
Fedora, Linspire, Xandros

Anyone any ideas or suggestions on this :trumpet:
Ty.

"How did I get infected?" - "Safe-hex" - Member of UNITE -
Posted Image


#14 Joedude

Joedude

  • Members
  • 337 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, England
  • Local time:02:45 PM

Posted 13 July 2006 - 02:23 AM

I'm a Fedora and Suse veteran. Great distro's, very common, loads of support. You can download Free SuSE10.1 if you'd like, I've heard a lot of good about it. FC 5 is out now and it's free as well. Ubuntu, however, I would strongly recommend Ubuntu. The new version is 6.0.6 and is a free OS as well. Since I have installed it, I have had a few OMG moments, but for the most part, it's been really great. Try the Ubuntu or Kubuntu. From what I understand the only difference id Ubuntu has a Gnome desktop where Kubuntu has a KDE. Any who, be daring, give it a go. The worst that could happen is you like it!
If someone tells you to su rm -rf /
DON'T DO IT!!!!
Be in the know, Bash smart!

#15 Yourhighness

Yourhighness

    The BSG Malware Fighter


  • Malware Response Team
  • 7,943 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Hamburg
  • Local time:02:45 PM

Posted 13 July 2006 - 04:13 AM

Thanks for the reply. Now if I new what the difference between KDE and Gnome is :thumbsup: ^^. Will have to read up on that once I get home from work. cheers

"How did I get infected?" - "Safe-hex" - Member of UNITE -
Posted Image





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users