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Hello everyone
id just like to say - no im not moving from windows 7 to linux im just testing linux out and maybe dual boot it for fun smile.gif
but first of all i would like to know ; what version of linux is best for me ?
id like it to be able to install themes easily and be quite easy to use as i have neevr used linux before
any suggestions would be appreciated and links to the downloads if you can ! biggrin.gif
thanks guys/girls
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Mint
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Go for ubuntu
http://www.ubuntu.com/

The windows installer here is the easiest method of installation.
http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/windows-installer
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Flakdiode View Post

Go for ubuntu
http://www.ubuntu.com/
The windows installer here is the easiest method of installation.
http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/windows-installer

Don't use Wubi - it's just wrong. If you want a friendly sandboxed environment then run it in a VM or Live CD / USB. If you want a stable parallel install then do a normal install. there's absolutely no need for Wubi these days.

Also, Mint is basically a refined version of Ubuntu - it's friendlier / easier to use, comes with saner defaults, plus being based on Ubuntu / Debian, the same forums / guides for Ubuntu can be run on Mint.
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I second not using Wubi.
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Third for not using Wubi. It was a pain to manage, and took some time for me to remove it off the bootloader after I uninstalled it. I also just installed a bunch of VM's of the most popular Linux distro's, and I have to say that Mint impressed me the most. Honourable mentions were Fedora, CentOS, and Ubuntu. I didn't like OpenSUSE's presentation, but I did install the KDE version, and KDE never seems to impress me. I love Debian as a concept, but the whole idea of using only free software seemed silly. If you wanted to install Firefox (not Iceweasel), you couldn't without having to add a Firefox PPA. You would have to do this for every program that isn't in Debian's repositories.

I say, try Mint. If I were going to go Mint, I would go for Mint Linux Debian Edition because it is rolling release, but really you decide what you want.
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Thanks for all the help and i looked at both and went for Ubuntu , downloaded the ISO and burnt it to a disc it works fine biggrin.gif Thanks for the help everyone and sorry for the late reply !
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Sony Optiarc Ad-7240S Sony Optiarc Ad-7240S Corsair H100i Push/Pull 13 Aerocool Dead Silence Blue LED fans 
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Aerocool Touch 2100 fan controller Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Hannspree 40" 1080p TV Roccat Isku Blue 
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XFX 850W Pro Cooler Master - Cosmos 2 Roccat Kova + Roccat Siru 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
A/V Reciever - Sony STR DH820 Speakers - Wharfedale DX-1 7.1 Surround Headphones - Sennheiser Momentum Over Ear Earphones - Soundmagic E10 
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Microphone - Samson Meteor USB NZXT 2M Blue LED Strip 
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Corsair H100i or Thermaltake Water 3.0 360MM pu... 13 Aerocool Dead Silence Blue LED fans Aerocool Touch 2100 fan controller Windows 8.1 or 9 Pro X64 
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PANASONIC VIERA TX50AX802B Roccat Isku Undecided - Probbaly 1200w or more Coolermaster Cosmos 2 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Roccat Kova+ Roccat Siru A/V Reciever - Sony STR DH820  Speakers - Wharfedale DX-1 7.1 Surround 
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Headphones - Sennheiser Momentum Over Ear  Earphones - Soundmagic E10  Microphone - Samson Meteor USB  NZXT 2M Blue LED Strip 
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AMD Athlon II X3 450 ASRock 970DE3/U3S3  ATI VTX 6870 Kingston 4GB HyperX Limited Red Edition 
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Goodmans 19" HD TV Microsoft Sidewinder X4  OCZ 500W CoreXStream Sharkoon Tauren 
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