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post #11 of 21
You might have more stuff working out of the box by going with Ubuntu. IMHO Debian is going to be more stable because they only release a new version after everything is gone through with a fine tooth comb.

I like Mint Debian because it's a rolling release and cross between Ubuntu and debian.
post #12 of 21
Ubuntu is fun to play with. Assuming Steam actually finishes the Linux push I'll go back to it for good.
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I've been using ubuntu for the last 3 years as a dual boot and primary os and I must say it's my favorite, with 12.04 here I find unity to be a great addition and to mcuh smoother then in 11.10. I have tried Arch and like all the customization but wished their was more of a beginner friendly guide.
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post #14 of 21
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IMHO Debian is going to be more stable because they only release a new version after everything is gone through with a fine tooth comb.

IMO Debian Sta(b)le is more catered towards servers and campus workstations, where running bleeding edge software is not necessary. For desktop use, you would be better off with sid, although I've never used it myself to know how stable that branch is.
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I've been using ubuntu for the last 3 years as a dual boot and primary os and I must say it's my favorite, with 12.04 here I find unity to be a great addition and to mcuh smoother then in 11.10. I have tried Arch and like all the customization but wished their was more of a beginner friendly guide.

Well, there's this: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Beginners%27_Guide
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does Ubuntu use Debian testing, unstable, or sid?
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does Ubuntu use Debian testing, unstable, or sid?
It uses a very, very modded version of sid. I'd use Testing, but many people are fine with unstable. I like Crunchbang btw.
post #17 of 21
I thought the LTS version used testing by default. I know that mint has 4 levels to choose from. Security priority updates, tested recommended, untested but should work, and experimental unstable..

some users prefer Debian with testing.
post #18 of 21
I used to like Ubuntu but Unity is a total turn off. I'd say Mint is my favorite at the moment, also like Debian, CentOS and Fedora is ok. Might start my ArchVenture sometime soon, see what I did there hehe tongue.gif
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Linux Mint.

This is my favorite as well. Also my friend's favorite and he's the head of IT at a local company. He likes things that are no-fuss.
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post #20 of 21
Fedora is pretty nice and somewhat beginner friendly. Slackware is tons of fun if you have the time to kill customizing everything. Most recently I've been working with Arch to build my LFS setup. Arch seems cool, though mine is lacking in GUI. Check out LFS for sure though, good learning tool there.

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