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lukasoo 15th March 2012 09:33

What Linux distribution should i get?
 
Well i've decided, after trying a few boot CD's, that i'm going to install Linux, the problem is there are so many distributions that it's hard to tell which one i should install.

I know quite a bit about computers as i'm currently studying ICT in college so if a particular distribution is for the more technical user, that won't be a problem.

Now, while i may know a fair bit about computers, i still like simple GUI's and would like a distribution that's easy to do the "basics" on, (such as instant messaging, emailing, web browsing etc etc.)

Oh, another thing is, i'm quite into gaming, so obviously i'd like a Linux distrubution that won't be too difficult to get games running on, i've heard of some problems with gaming on some distributions.

Thanks.Raspberry Ketone

till 15th March 2012 09:41

I recommend to take a look at Linux Mint if you search for a good Linux Desktop:

http://www.howtoforge.com/the-perfec...x-mint-12-lisa
http://www.howtoforge.com/introducti...nnamon-desktop

Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu Linux, so most articles about Ubuntu apply should work for Linux Mint as well.

Raina 13th April 2012 13:56

tks for your sharing, till, :D

JoshDylan 14th April 2012 00:18

I'd have to say, Ubuntu is going to be your best bet. Linux Mint as well.

sjau 14th April 2012 08:28

I still prefer Kubuntu because I like many KDE apps.

falko 14th April 2012 12:02

I'd vote for Linux Mint as well (or Xubuntu). Basically anything that doesn't use Unity.


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