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Ubuntu is nice also.

Even if you have a GUI, you will find that most of everything you do will still be on the command-line.
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post #22 of 23
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Originally Posted by Crimson_Blade
IMO, the bottom line is this:

it all depends on what ur gonna do with the system (i.e. what are your needs).
there are a couple of things that u are allowed to do on linux that are not possible on windows (and possibally vice versa).

u should also read this:
http://people.freebsd.org/~murray/bsd_flier.html

and no, linux is not more command-line based than windows, whoever said it is, its up to the user what interface they use. its quite simple really, if ur a begginer and/or want yours to look nice, choose the GUI; or if ur a hardcore linux user, choose the command line
if u do decide to move to linux keep in mind that there is no such thing as the "best distro". They all specialise in different areas and have their own features.
you need to research the different kinds and see if they suite ur needs.

the following below are distro kinds from the top of my head:

Suse (the one i use ) is pretty good, it gives u a good package with most of the stuff you'd expect in an OS to get u started, looks pretty cool also

Mandrake - from what ive heard, this one is excellent for begginers

redhat - this one is good for servers

Debian is another good one, but since this is probably best run from the command line it aint very user friendly

EDIT: oh and by the way, if you aint very confident with moving to only 1 single OS permanently, u could consider dual-booting windows and linux,
or getting linux on a "live cd" if u just wanna experiment with it
Yeah, linux is more command line driven, sure you can install it with or without the GUI, fact remains half of important things you do, youll end up having to know the commands to get the work done.
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Originally Posted by ouroboros1827
I can tell you that mounting/mastering/saving iso's in linux is about 10,000% easier. No extra software needed.
Well, I did have to add three cmd .exes and a dll to create, edit and rip ISOs.

So I would put it a bit under 10,000%

Edit:
And while I run some *ux servers, trying to learn the UI is .. pointless. Yes, everything is there. Somewhere. In the most anti-intuitive mess (I don't care which shell.) Most of them remind me of a socialist public works project gone horribly, horribly awry.

However, cmd line is a bit faster and more intuitive..

*shrug*
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