Go Back   HowtoForge Forums | HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials > Linux Forums > Desktop Operation

Do you like HowtoForge? Please consider supporting us by becoming a subscriber.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 6th September 2006, 10:29
ghilly ghilly is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I use three distributions, Ubuntu at home, Suse 10.1 on my laptop, and SUSE SLED on my company Workstation. They are all good, but at the moment I really like the Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop. I agree with an earlier poster about the Ubuntu sudo root, it does irritate me.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #12  
Old 10th October 2006, 17:24
Hans Hans is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Montfoort, The Netherlands
Posts: 2,263
Thanks: 216
Thanked 649 Times in 295 Posts
Smile Mepis Linux

Yesterday,I've tried Mepis a Linux distro, which is also based on Debian.
I was really surprised about Mepis.

I want you to know that this is a excellent Linux for the desktop!
Mepis comes out with just the software you need, not too much, not too less, just good.

You can use the CD as a live cd and if you like it, you can install it as well.

Very nice distro, at least as good as (K)ubuntu.
I would say, give it a try!

Mepis linux is recommended.

For more information: http://www.mepis.org/
__________________
Hans

MrHostman | Managed Hosting

Last edited by Hans; 11th October 2006 at 13:54.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 29th October 2006, 04:21
sbovisjb1 sbovisjb1 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 176
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Personally I like Keep-It-Simple-Stupi-. Distros such as CRUX, archLinux and ive taken a liking to Gentoo. A very good distro to use is openBSD, but then again its my choice and preferences, ive always just liked distros that are secure,simple, customizable and fast. But for the absolute beginner, Ubuntu (or its derivatives) are perfectly fine and getting a copy is a snitch as http://shipit.ubuntu.com will give you disks for free.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 29th October 2006, 10:21
Hans Hans is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Montfoort, The Netherlands
Posts: 2,263
Thanks: 216
Thanked 649 Times in 295 Posts
Default

I agree,

If you like a fast desktop linux with Xfce you can try DreamLinux too.
It is based on Morphix/Debian and looks a little like the Apple's GUI.
There is even an Apt-get (ICON in the desktop menu, which l like).
I've installed it on an old IBM PII and it was really fast!
One disadvantage: it is only available in English or Portuguese.
__________________
Hans

MrHostman | Managed Hosting
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 3rd November 2006, 23:42
punk0mi punk0mi is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 17
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
 
Default

Why dont you just go download a bunch of different Live CD's, burn em, and try it out and see which one you like best?


Fedora and SuSe are straightforward...and as far as linux goes...KDE or Gnome will look just about the same on all of them.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 06:42.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.