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I am looking for a new Linux distro to play with Here is what I want:

Clean, profesional look/feel
High-level of compatibility
Minimal modifacation/optimazation required out-of-box

Also, it cant be Ubuntu I have been using Ubuntu for a while now, and while I like it, I want to try something else. I am fairly sure that Ubuntu best meets my requirements, so point me to the second-best choice
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PcLinux OS or knoppix is good both require very little setup, or you could try suse it has a functional 64bit version
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Another vote for Suse right here.
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SuSE 10.1 or SLED 10
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post #5 of 18
I would definitely try suse or ubuntu.
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Alright, I am downloading SUSE! Since my desktop is down for the moment, and my laptop does not have a DVD-RW, I have to download the CD version. There are 5 image files, and I remember that with Fedora Core 5, I never found that I needed more then the first 2. What is on each disk, and how many do I really need?
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Originally Posted by SoaDMTGguy
Alright, I am downloading SUSE! Since my desktop is down for the moment, and my laptop does not have a DVD-RW, I have to download the CD version. There are 5 image files, and I remember that with Fedora Core 5, I never found that I needed more then the first 2. What is on each disk, and how many do I really need?
You may need them when you plan to install some other packages from Yast(Whats one they in the packages that SuSe includes, there optional to install), just never know. I've always needed the 5 for FC5 but I have SuSE on a DVD. I say if you don't have any CD-RW then defiantly get a few. They're very useful when trying out a few different Linux distros. They'll save you in the end, I know they've saved me a bunch in CDs.
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I just tried Ubuntu and didn't like it.
    
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post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by J o h n R o g e r s
I just tried Ubuntu and didn't like it.
Try SuSE 10.1 or Fedora then. Chances are you'll like those then. I personal don't like the debain based distros either.
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Originally Posted by J o h n R o g e r s
I just tried Ubuntu and didn't like it.
Everyone likes Ubuntu. Common, join us, it will be fun.
Could it be that you just don't like Gnome since every distro is basically the same except for the desktop manager used (Gnom, KDE, XFCE, etc).
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