Which Distro is Right for Me?

Discussion in 'Linux Basics' started by DevynCJohnson, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. Cyber-Berserker

    Cyber-Berserker Active Member

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    My last post was an attempt to appear modest, while making a statement. The reasons I have a Magic Parted disc, are because it is a fully functioning OS that also has the Gparted application. It is useful as both a partition editor and rescue system. I was trying to correct Devyn without appearing smug.:)

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  2. Videodrome

    Videodrome Active Member

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    I have a HIRENS CD which is like a swiss army knife of PC Troubleshooting. One of the tools included on the bootable CD is Parted Magic so I'm kind of familiar with what Cyber-Berserker is talking about.

    Parted Magic is the desktop. It's like a Live PC Rescue OS. One of the many tools it includes is Gparted.
  3. Amol Patil

    Amol Patil New Member

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    Devyn,
    I want to setup a system, with the least requirements.
    Such as minimum RAM, celeron or p4 processor and booting should be always through a bootable disk.
    Can you help me ?
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  4. DevynCJohnson

    DevynCJohnson Super Moderator Staff Member Staff Writer

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    Sure, I would love to help. When you say bootable disk, you mean like a live-cd so you put in a disk and use the operating system? If so, based on your criteria, I would recommend Puppy Linux (http://puppylinux.org/main/Download Latest Release.htm) or DSL (http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/).
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  5. Mah/Sweden

    Mah/Sweden New Member

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    HI Devyn
    Thanks for the info. I am such a beginer with Linux. I read your articles above please help me with basics. I have my older laptop witch hade X untill it went very slow. I want to try Linux on it and i cannt connet it to internet. Please write me the steps that i should do to acheive that. Shall i download it on a cd on my new laptop and how? Please advice.
    Ps. By the way, is Linux from Finland?
    Regards
    Moh/Sweden
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  6. DevynCJohnson

    DevynCJohnson Super Moderator Staff Member Staff Writer

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    For an old laptop, you would probably want to use Puppy Linux (http://ftp.nluug.nl/ftp/pub/os/Linux/distr/puppylinux/puppy-5.6/slacko-5.6-4G-NON-PAE.iso). Download the file and burn it to a CD. Place the disc in the old laptop and install (this link may help you - http://puppylinux.org/main/How NOT to install Puppy.htm). Remember to install GRUB after Puppy Linux is installed on the hard-drive. Puppy Linux supports a variety of Ethernet and wireless cards, so you should have Internet support on your old laptop.

    Yes, Linux was made by a Finnish student named Linus Torvalds.

    If you have more questions, please start a new thread in the forums. We are all eager and happy to help.
  7. Meetza Peetick

    Meetza Peetick New Member

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    While it's in my opinion one of the best distributions around everybody forgets about openSuse :)
  8. DevynCJohnson

    DevynCJohnson Super Moderator Staff Member Staff Writer

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    True, but from my experience, OpenSuse has a lot of issues. You are the second person to recommend it, so I will go ahead and add it later (today or tomorrow).
  9. MES3OUD

    MES3OUD New Member

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    I'm using Linux Mint 16 Petra.. it's just amazing !
    Thanks for the topic!
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  10. JohnSerrano

    JohnSerrano New Member

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    at the time my syatem is installed with UBUNTU and it is dong great .. by the way, i am enjoying my way of computing that has been pleasing yet so far

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