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Old 06-25-2013, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Back and Forth FRANCE
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I know this maybe a really nerdy, geeky thread. I have Dell 1018 Netbook, I recently put windows 8 on it and I love windows 8. Yes I'm serious, but it is a battery hog. My Netbook has run really fast with it though. I just want to test something different.

I thinking of putting Ubuntu Linux or Linux Mint on my Dell Netbook to breathe a little life into it.
I've already tried Chromium which has various bugs. Issues with the touchpad, or issues with wifi which makes it pretty worthless.

I'm wondering what is your favorite or preferred Linux distribution?

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Old 06-26-2013, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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Well, I've used Fedora, Linux Mint, and Ubuntu - all recently. Fedora used to be my top choice, but I have to say that Ubuntu has become my top choice for Linux distro, based on compatibility of drivers, ease of installing programs and repos, and so forth. I really like the Unity interface in Ubuntu.
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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By coincidence, today I tried out Ubunta via the Live DVD/USB environment. Looks pretty neat & slick, but don't know if I want to change from my beloved Windows 7.
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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By coincidence, today I tried out Ubunta via the Live DVD/USB environment. Looks pretty neat & slick, but don't know if I want to change from my beloved Windows 7.
I always make it a rule to keep a Windows machine around along with Linux, and my wife's Mac.
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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I use PcLinuxOS on one laptop just for browsing, my dedi server I run my website and voice servers on is Suse. I do use Backtrack a fair bit for testing out my security.

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Old 06-27-2013, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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First choice is Debian, second is CentOS, but I don't run linux on the desktop, only servers.
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Old 06-28-2013, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Corona the I.E.
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Old 06-29-2013, 09:35 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I tried Ubuntu recently and for whatever reason I was never able to get the WiFi working, so that was the end of that. You can run Ubuntu from a DVD if you want to try it out first before installing it.
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Old 06-30-2013, 02:55 PM
 
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It's much easier to find out what's draining your battery in Windows than fighting all that BS that desktop Linux throws at you. De-crappify your Windows installation, remove all the stuff you don't need, shut down services that you don't need and your battery life can improve many times over. The comfort of Windows is totally worth the effort.

As to the subject, my fav distro is CentOS aka RHL, but I use it nearly exclusively in init 3 level (in RHL clones that's networked console logins) via an SSH client from the comfort of Windows. For deployment on a fleet of 20+ identical machines, sometimes I invest on custom-building from the kernel up using Gentoo, absorbing a lethal dose of Python via Portage, but for a single machine, nothing beats CentOS for my use case. Even Suse.
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Old 07-01-2013, 12:09 PM
 
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I prefer Slackware.
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