Best Linux version for me

Discussion in 'General Linux' started by Satheesh2020, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. Satheesh2020

    Satheesh2020 New Member

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    I like to go for an Installation of LINUX OS for my LAPTOP with configuration

    Intel I5 Processor
    6GB RAM
    and 500 GB harddisk


    I like to work on Programming and also want to learn designing device drivers.So which linux distribution will suit best for me..
  2. ryanvade

    ryanvade Administrator Staff Member Staff Writer

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    Programming...I would go with Arch or Fedora.
  3. Wb7odyFred

    Wb7odyFred New Member

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    Arch or Fedora are both good. My choice is Puppy Linux http://puppylinux.org or Slacko 5.5 Linux. http://slacko.01micko.com/ They are both small and you can added the devx developers extra file that includes the Gcc c compiler and the GDB debugger. Any Linux you choose will let you learn about writing device drivers. here is one article I googled "learn writing device drivers" http://www.networkcomputing.com/unixworld/tutorial/010/010.txt.html
    May you be successful in your quest for knowledge. Satheesh2020 Let us know what distro you decided to install. Ok? http://www.distro.com Search Puppy Linux for answers. http://www.wellminded.com/puppy/pupsearch.html I have compiled C open source programs under puppy linux and have been a programmer for several years. Since you are starting out, give Puppy LInux a test drive. You can have more than one Linux installed onto your rather nice computer with a large hard drive.
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    ryanvade Administrator Staff Member Staff Writer

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    I selected UBUNTU & DEBIAN,.. in that two things iam finding the most suitable one for me
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    KenJackson Active Member

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    Those have been my two distros of choice. I was impressed with the kind of people (knowledgeable) that like Arch, though I'm growing a little weary of it. I choose to not update very often, so when I do, something always breaks.

    You probably mean DistroWatch, an excellent source indeed for comparing distros.[/quote]

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