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Old 24th February 2007, 22:13
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I am a complete newb to linux. I would like a a description of the different linux brands out there and what are their advantages and disadvantages.
I will either load it up on my laptop or do a new desktop build.
What worried me is I have heard of some problems with wireless connectivity using linux. I booted from a ubuntu cd and couldn't get my wireless to work.
Anyhoo, I appreciate any input!
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Old 25th February 2007, 17:59
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If you want to install a Linux desktop, I'd go for Ubuntu. If you need a server, try Debian.
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Old 25th February 2007, 18:03
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More recent server hardware might require a more recent version of Debian and Ubuntu Edgy Eft might then be the right choice. I run all my servers with Ubuntu 6.10. Also, see other threads in this forum if you have e.g. a Dell 860. Works with Ubuntu 6.10, apparently does not work with Debian......
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Old 25th February 2007, 21:45
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Default Still no wireless

Well, I tried the Drake live cd and sat there trying everything online to get the wireless to work...notta.
I can 'see' the device in networking, I can activate it, but it stays disabled.
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Old 25th February 2007, 21:59
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Desktop Ubuntu, just ion one word fantastic .

For my main server I use CentOS 4. For my homeserver I use Ubuntu.
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