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Which Distro Should I Use?


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#1 TheYoda

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 04:36 PM

First and foremost, can I dual boot linux and Windows XP?

If yes, which distro has the most features? I was looking at openSuSE 10.2 because i have used SuSE before, but does anyone have any other suggestions?

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 01:27 AM

Hmm, the most features. Most distributions are equal for features.

Fedora Core, and Debian taking the lead, with their large and multiple repositories. They simple have more to choose from. Ubuntu is an easier to use version of Debian.

Since you've used Suse, it would be a good choice.

For me, what makes or breaks the system, is the Package manager. For Suse that is Yast2. For Ubuntu that is Synaptic. For Kubuntu that is Adept, and for Xandros, that is "Xandros Networks", and for Linspire, that is Click 'N Run.


XandrosNetworks is my preferred package manager. Synaptic second, and Yast2 and Adept come in last. I have not had the chance to try Click 'N Run, so I don't know how good it is.

Suse, Ubuntu/Debian, and Fedora have support for the 3D Desktop, and something called Beryl. Ubuntu has a slightly less "stable" version, but it is newer, and has more features.
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Posted 15 May 2007 - 02:56 AM

Yes, you can dula boot XP and whchever *nix or BSD system you would like.

the rest, I have to agree with Monster for the most part.
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Posted 15 May 2007 - 11:48 AM

IPCop is an excellent firewall distro, as is Smoothwall. I've heard that Redwall is pretty decent also.

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 12:36 PM

Yes, you can dula boot XP and whchever *nix or BSD system you would like.



Not only that, but you can have both booted at the same time.
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Posted 15 May 2007 - 03:09 PM

I was looking into some of the things to see whether I should wait for Fedora 7 instead of going with SuSE, and looking around I found that SuSE nativley supports the installer and Fedora just doesn't work with it. So I'm probably gunna go with SuSE.

Now...how do I go about doing this? With dual booting and all?

Edited by TheYoda, 15 May 2007 - 03:09 PM.

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 03:15 PM

Perhaps start by reviewing the umpteen dual boot threads :thumbsup: (the search feature in the upper right hand corner)

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 04:45 PM

Hey Monster_user -

it appears that Lindspire/Freespire's CNR (Click 'N Run) is available

for Ubuntu and, coming soon, Debian, OpenSUSE, and Fedora.

Link h e r e.

There are many free programs in the CNR "warehouse", and many that have a fee, but still use the CNR technology.

If you give it a try, I suspect we'd all be interested in your experiences with it.


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Posted 15 May 2007 - 06:12 PM

I'll get aroused when Linux masters the drag and drop of the Mac...now that's cool.
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