Poll! Whats the best?

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by lsutiger, Feb 24, 2007.

  1. lsutiger

    lsutiger New Member

    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!
    Da Tiga
     
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    If you want to install a Linux desktop, I'd go for Ubuntu. If you need a server, try Debian.
     
  3. martinfst

    martinfst HowtoForge Supporter

    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......
     
  4. lsutiger

    lsutiger New Member

    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.
    Any suggestions?
    Thanx
     
  5. Jorem

    Jorem New Member

    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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