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Ubuntu or Fedora.
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Linux Mint 10.
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Ubuntu and Puppy Linux are kickass.

I must be one of the 8 people who LIKE Unity huh?
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I prefer Bodhi on my chrome lappy..and ubuntu if bored and messing around on desktop..
    
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post #25 of 54
Ubuntu: because I'm pretty n00bish and want something that resembles XP / Win 7 so when I want stuff to work, I can find it using Windows logic / experience. When I've got free time or feel like messing around, I can still use the terminal and experiment.

Also, having a large knowledge base helps. Googling for help with Ubuntu is almost always extremely fruitful.
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post #26 of 54
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Originally Posted by the.hollow View Post
I prefer Bodhi on my chrome lappy..and ubuntu if bored and messing around on desktop..
Heck yes! Damn is it snappy on a netbook. I have 13second boot to desktop time (minus my typing speed) and a 6 seconds to off time. I could never get that with windows and hell most other distros. The only "bad" things are having to remember to do apt-get dist-upgrade instead of just upgrade and that tiling and compositing are two separate profiles that you have to setup and switch between.


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Originally Posted by shadowtroop121 View Post
Ubuntu and Puppy Linux are kickass.

I must be one of the 8 people who LIKE Unity huh?
Nah...you're just likely either new or share the thoughts of the devs on the what a GUI should be. Again it's the variety of choice that's the greatest strength and weakness of Linux and the distros. I've heard mostly new people liked Unity and Gnome and that was because they thought it was OSX like. I don't know whether that should count as an insult or compliment.
     
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post #27 of 54
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I've heard mostly new people liked Unity and Gnome and that was because they thought it was OSX like. I don't know whether that should count as an insult or compliment.
I think you're right (as a new person).

Even if not "OSX-like", it's similar to Windows too. At least similar enough that, as a n00b, I can find what I'm after without too much hassle.

It's good for Linux to have a well supported, not-too-different-to-what-you're-used-to, stable distro.

Maybe in a few years, I'll be chuckling to myself when I see people using GUI distros; if so, it'll be Ubuntu and Unity that got me into Linux.
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CentOS, Suse, and any BSD flavour
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Originally Posted by makecoldplayhistory View Post
I think you're right (as a new person).

Even if not "OSX-like", it's similar to Windows too. At least similar enough that, as a n00b, I can find what I'm after without too much hassle.

It's good for Linux to have a well supported, not-too-different-to-what-you're-used-to, stable distro.

Maybe in a few years, I'll be chuckling to myself when I see people using GUI distros; if so, it'll be Ubuntu and Unity that got me into Linux.
To me KDE and LXDE are the most Windows like. I'm not sure there's anything though that I relate to Enlightenment.

PS: You won't be chuckling as much as going on about how you pacman -syu (whatever) or set your own flags in Gentoo compiling or built your own from scratch and how "noob" distros don't belong or are second class Linux users. Seems to be how a lot of people get when they reach that level. Not all of them but a lot do. Either way we still love them.
     
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post #30 of 54
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Originally Posted by Rookie1337 View Post
PS: You won't be chuckling as much as going on about how you pacman -syu (whatever) or set your own flags in Gentoo compiling or built your own from scratch and how "noob" distros don't belong or are second class Linux users. Seems to be how a lot of people get when they reach that level. Not all of them but a lot do. Either way we still love them.
I agree. I can't stand when people get like that. It's great you compiled your own OS, wasted a lot of time while it did it and a lot of juice from the power grid, meanwhile I downloaded an iso stripped what I didn't like from the OS, recompiled a kernel I like, and copied my junk off my NAS and there I go I am set up and good to go.

I have compiled Gentoo, and Ran Arch for a while and in no means is it a reason to be an elitist. You just read information off a install manual and copy it into a CLI It can be fun though you do get to learn a lot about the OS.
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