Suitable Linux distribution

Discussion in 'Ubuntu' started by SuriyaKumar, Dec 17, 2013.

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Which one suits for home desktop?

Poll closed Feb 4, 2014.
  1. Ubuntu

    80.0%
  2. Fedora

    40.0%
  3. Linux mint

    40.0%
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  1. SuriyaKumar

    SuriyaKumar New Member

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    Help me to choose Linux distribution for home use. Specification- Intel i3, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD.
    Primary OS is Windows 8. Need to install linux for educational purpose, which one suits me better?

  2. arochester

    arochester Well-Known Member

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    You will need to better explain "educational". School education? College education? Just learning about Linux education?

    P.S. http://www.linux.org/threads/basic-forum-courtesy-rules-to-follow-for-all-forum-users.4688/

    There is an idea: If you install Ubuntu you will learn about Ubuntu. If you install (X) you will learn about Linux. Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu and is even easier. (Does that say something?)

    Which Distro you use/like is very subjective. It depends on YOU and YOUR computer, not so much on what we say. Why choose Ubuntu, LinuxMint and Fedora? Why not Debian, Mageia and OpenSuSE?
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2013
  3. Darren Hale

    Darren Hale Active Member

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    Linux Lite is pretty user friendly with a good community.
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  4. DevynCJohnson

    DevynCJohnson Well-Known Member Staff Member Staff Writer

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    I would recommend -

    1st Ubuntu
    2nd Linux Mint
    3rd Fedora
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  5. Mario Caveda

    Mario Caveda New Member

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    I would recommend Edubuntu for "educational purpose"
    happy new year!!!
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  6. alug_Doc

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    If this is your first experience using Linux, Mint 13 would be my choice.

    If you're experienced with Linux, PCLinuxOS is good choice.

    I would recommend Ultimate Edition Linux, but they are so far behind right now that it's not even worth considering at this time. Maybe next year.
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  7. mrasplund

    mrasplund New Member

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    I would say Ubuntu 12.04LTS, or LinuxMint 16 Cinnmon from my experience both are easy for beginners. Also, I have a friend that loves Zorin and have heard it is great for windows convers. Really depends what you will be doing with it.
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  8. Pravin kumar Yadav

    Pravin kumar Yadav New Member

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    Hi Friends,
    I would recommend
    1) Fedora 17
    2)Redhat 6.0
    3) Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    Because i am working on Redhat & Fedora 17 Both are identical and yes sometimes on ubuntu it is also good.
    But I would say it will be good with Fedora 17

    Jussssssssssst Try It..........................
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  9. samtheemo

    samtheemo New Member

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    If you're completely new to the Linux world, choosing either Ubuntu or Linux Mint would be a very good idea. Personally I don't really like Ubuntu 13.10 and Linux Mint 16, but this is only my own opinion. You might like them, and if you do, either one of them is going to be your first Linux distro hopefully. Since I hate Unity so much, if I were you, I'd rather choose different versions of Ubuntu such as Xubuntu (Xfce), Lubuntu (LXDE) and Kubuntu (KDE). In my opinion, Ubuntu 13.10 is mainly for those who are more familiar with smartphones or tablets than computers. Unity is just like Windows 8 Metro interface.
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