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I have LibreOffice and I hate it. I decided to get a trial copy of Microsoft Office. It expires today. It's so nice. LibreOffice is an eyesore to me. For 3D modeling, I am using Blender right now. It's great. I just need to get use to using it. Thanks for the advice everybody. Also, I can't really fill in my system specs. It's a HP G50-123NR. All I know is that it has a Toshiba MK2552GSX, an Intel Pentium T3200 (Dual Core), and a Wistron 360B motherboard.
Edited by HybridCore - 5/29/11 at 4:11am
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I looked at the stickies. The one that caught my eye was the one about which linux was best for me. Ubuntu always made it. Kubuntu made all of my tests except for one where I chose server for use. I have Ubuntu, ArchLinux, and Kubuntu on 3 CDs right now. I don't really like Kubuntu and I need to completely install ArchLinux for some reason to use it (I need to partition my drives. I don't really want to do that since I don't know what Arch feels like). Ubuntu right now is the best and Arch is still waiting to be tested. I'm going to try Mint.
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I looked at the stickies. The one that caught my eye was the one about which linux was best for me. Ubuntu always made it. Kubuntu made all of my tests except for one where I chose server for use. I have Ubuntu, ArchLinux, and Kubuntu on 3 CDs right now. I don't really like Kubuntu and I need to completely install ArchLinux for some reason to use it (I need to partition my drives. I don't really want to do that since I don't know what Arch feels like). Ubuntu right now is the best and Arch is still waiting to be tested. I'm going to try Mint.
Mint is a good one to try. Mint 11 went really smoothly for me when I installed it, other than the usual ATI driver problems, but it seems you can't avoid these no matter which OS you use.
    
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Yeah. Some people exaggerate but it will get annoying. Anyways, since I can't boot Arch from the CD, I guess I'll have to wait until this hard drive on this laptop dies out. Arch (need to test. From the pictures I've seen, it looks pretty nice), Ubuntu, and Mint are in the running. I'll give Fedora and Debian a try. Xubuntu and Edubuntu aren't for me. I think Xubuntu was made for HTPC and Edubuntu for students (duh ).
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Yeah the arch live cd is just the CLI and the installer. You can make it look hwoever you want though because it has no favored desktop environment.
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Metrocast is just being pathetic. It takes around 6 hours just to download the Fedora file and the Debian Torrent can't be found (not metrocast). I'm so happy I got BitTorrent.
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post #27 of 86
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Yeah the arch live cd is just the CLI and the installer. You can make it look hwoever you want though because it has no favored desktop environment.
That's the nice thing. Anyways, I just tried Mint and it was great. I'm going to try Fedora now. I think my lappy's performance went down because it was basically on the whole day downloading and switching between linux and vista.

Edit: They just dropped to half again. From 1000kB/s to 500-550kB/s.
Edited by HybridCore - 5/30/11 at 5:27am
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post #28 of 86
Ubuntu is the best place to start.

Blender is excellent for 3D modelling in Linux.
post #29 of 86
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I don't have the time to use blender right now but I will be.

Edit: Here's my collection of Live CDs!


ArchLinux is on the top center. It's a bit hard to see. I wrote them in highlighter so it isn't really clear. Anyways, there's Ubuntu, ArchLinux, Kubuntu, LinuxMint, Fedora, and Debian. I'm going to test Fedora right now. Just finished burning the CD. I'm going to have to use the regular download for Debian instead of a torrent. Anyways, testing time!
Edited by HybridCore - 5/30/11 at 5:50am
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Ubuntu is pretty good
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