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ppl crap on ubuntu cause it carries the "noob" stigma...)
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Yeah, I'll admit Ubuntu is good for people who are starting off. It really doesn't have super bloat, but it is n00b.
hence why i recommended it
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If you find ubuntu unsuitable give pclos a try!I love it and personally think it's way better than ubuntu.
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Back with version 7, I couldn't get it the madwifi or ndiswrapper drivers to work with my wireless adapter (D-link) so I just erased the partition .

A few years later I tried it again, but with version 9 or 10, and it worked "out of the box" (although there is no box ) with my adapter.

Seems like over time, they add more drivers for different wireless cards.
and like other "OS", they never really loose those drivers either
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It [Ubuntu] really doesn't have super bloat, but it is n00b.
What? The truth is the exact opposite of this statement. Ubuntu is a GNU/Linux distribution; it can do the same things as pretty much any other distro in the proper hands. The only [major] difference is that it comes packaged with a bunch of bloat (and Canonical garbage), which maybe or may not be what the user wants. An experienced GNU/Linux user that just might not have the time to setup his entire install can still effectively use Ubuntu. It doesn't make him a noob, it makes somebody that can effectively work with Ubuntu's philosophy.
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Download Unetbootin from http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/ and use that to download Ubuntu and create a USB bootable drive and run live from there to test then install from that okay
    
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i tried suse before and liked it. ive heard people crap on ubuntu
i hate both suse and ubuntu

for noobs id rather suggest something like pclos or mint
Kinda meh now...
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post #17 of 33
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i hate both suse and ubuntu

for noobs id rather suggest something like pclos or mint
I hate suse but for people new to Linux Ubuntu is the one I would say try first.
    
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I finally decided to give this while Linux thing a shot so I have been checking out distros in vmware before I decide to take the plunge and install one of these bad boys on an older netbook I purchased. So far have tried Fedora, Suse, Ubuntu, and Mint....as a Linux noob I think I am going to pull the trigger on Mint, so Mint is what I would recommend for someone new to Linux.

Of course after reading this thread now I have to try pclos too.
    
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post #19 of 33
PClos is pretty simple but lacks the "neat factor" that people want. Mint is what I recommend before anything else. I even got my wife to use it and like it, for 5 years. Now she uses Jolicloud on her netbook for everything, and does not want windows because "its too slow"
    
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Ok this may be a super dumb question and ill prob get burned, but oh well.

What about buying say snow leopard or whatever from apple for $30?
How does it compare to these different distros that are free?
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