Which Distro is Right for Me?

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Cyber-Berserker

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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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Videodrome

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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.
 
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Amol Patil

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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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DevynCJohnson

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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 ?
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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Mah/Sweden

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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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DevynCJohnson

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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
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.
 
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Meetza Peetick

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

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

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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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msh

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I am Arch user for over two years. Manual partitioning is an advantage when you need to manage your partitions for dual booting or something more else.
And the other advantage for Arch is that you can choose what you want to install from grub or gummiboot to Desktop Environment or Window Manger.
You can build Arch which is very simple, very stable and very lightweight as you needs.

By the way, where can I post new thread in this forum?
 
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Darren Hale

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I would like to put a shout out for these guys who have made a very small Debian distro called Debian Dog it is very Puppy like and is excellent as a usb install.

I have tried it and it is beautifully made and uses synaptic for packages.

You can get it here:
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=93225

"DebianDog is very small Debian Wheezy Live CD shaped to look like Puppy and act like Puppy.
Debian structure and Debian behaviour are untouched and Debian documentation is 100% valid for DebianDog.
You have access to all debian repositories using apt-get or synaptic.

To test DebianDog for first time you need to burn it on CD or to extract /live folder on top of a partition or USB and edit manual your boot grub menu.lst For the moment DebianDog has installer for USB grub4dos frugal install.

DebianDog is set to autologin as root. If you like to use it as multiuser system it is recommended to start XDM login manager. Just type in terminal xdm-start and reboot. xdm-stop will reverse back autologin as root. "
 
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DevynCJohnson

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I am Arch user for over two years. Manual partitioning is an advantage when you need to manage your partitions for dual booting or something more else.
And the other advantage for Arch is that you can choose what you want to install from grub or gummiboot to Desktop Environment or Window Manger.
You can build Arch which is very simple, very stable and very lightweight as you needs.

By the way, where can I post new thread in this forum?
It depends what you want to ask or share. Server questions would go under one of the best-fitting server categories, desktop topics under "Desktop/X", etc. New threads are made in the "General" and "Server" forums (http://www.linux.org/forums/). You can comment to anything else.
 
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Hasbyduryea

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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).
may i know what kind of issues that opensuse has? I just moved to linux, and i install opensuse.. i really dont know where to start, i dont even know how to connect my zte mf190.. i use usb tethering of my phone to get online..
 
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DevynCJohnson

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may i know what kind of issues that opensuse has? I just moved to linux, and i install opensuse.. i really dont know where to start, i dont even know how to connect my zte mf190.. i use usb tethering of my phone to get online..
When I tried it many versions ago, it was -
  • slow
  • buggy (locking up)
  • lacking some wifi drivers
 
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Videodrome

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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).
Me to, it seemed like some packages behaved strangely. I think it's because you need to use user repos for so many things.

Also, what is up with that hideous green Wallpaper?
 
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DevynCJohnson

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Me to, it seemed like some packages behaved strangely. I think it's because you need to use user repos for so many things.

Also, what is up with that hideous green Wallpaper?
I wonder if YaST is the cause of the problems because everything else in OpenSuse is used in other distros (i.e. the kernel, desktop environment, etc.).

If you are referring to the slide, I like to try different art styles.
 

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