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I currently have Ubuntu installed on my desktop, I miss gaming and have to be ready for Diablo 3 so I am going to go back to dual booting. I will be doing Vista and a flavor of Linux. I'm most familiar with Ubuntu, but I am looking for a change, or looking to see if there is a "better" distro. I have heard great things about openSUSE but seeing that its not debian based is kind of a turn off. I really like the package handler in Ubuntu but I'm always up for learning new things. What are some other popular distros? I was looking at mint but it doesn't have a 64 bit version yet.
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Mandriva has some good reviews out for it.

You could also try Debian!
Edited by Cait Sith Cat - 7/8/08 at 1:30pm
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I think you should give SUSE a try. I think you'll find that the package manager in there is just as good as the one in Ubuntu. It's fairly straightforward, and easy.
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Fedora with a Gnome desktop is what I use, and I`m in love.

If you want a challenge, go Slackware, and if you want new stuff, XFCE is the way to go.
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im gonna dual boot fedora 9 and xp pro, i like the look of it
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i have used fedora before, not for a few years though and wasn't really impressed with it. i think i will give opensuse a shot.
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Suse just plain rocks...
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Arch, pacman is the man
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OpenSuse is okay. Not as extensive repositories as Ubuntu and the packages tend to be a bit older in comparison. Yast is awesome thought, despite it having the tendency to get in the way of proper troubleshooting (not a problem if you're new to Linux, but an annoyance for some expert users who like doing things "their" way). The package manager is good too, but I generally loathe managers for .rpm distros; usually just replace them with something else like SMART.
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post #10 of 17
Yay, Suse!

Suse 11 especially is really nice.

For a beginner at least it seems infinitely easier than most distro's (Heck, I'd say Ubuntu even).

If I need to change a setting, why I just go to Yast.
    
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