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I want to replace my win7 install with some form of linux. recommendations?
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Ubuntu would be my first recommendation although there are so many distros out it is hard to keep up to speed on all of them.
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http://www.overclock.net/linux-unix/...swer-here.html

I use Ubuntu when I go on Linux (yes, yes the ubuntu hate on this forum). I did the test from that thread and every time I did it, it recommended Ubuntu or some variant. So I figured it was the best for me.
     
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The question is why you do the change?

Bored? , Win7 is crappy?
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bored, I am not supposed to game on my lappy, but do anyway and its a time waster, just sick of windows in general.
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torn between Ubuntu, linux mint, Gentoo, and openSUSE.
wat do?
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post #7 of 15
Linux Mint is essentially the same as Ubuntu, but with a different GUI. I haven't used the other two though. But, as far as ease of use, I believe Ubuntu and Linux Mint is the easiest to use. After that, it just comes down to which GUI you like.
     
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post #8 of 15
if your using a laptop then i recommend opensuse.
it has most wifi drivers already inside the distro.
post #9 of 15
If you want an "easy" distro that will make your transition easy then stick to these; buntus, Fedora, openSUSE.

If you feel capable and daring then you can try out Arch or Slackware.

If you love compiling things yourself and have good patience then Gentoo.

If you're really wanting to be different then go BSD.
     
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post #10 of 15
I kind of infer from your thread title and replies that you are looking for a Windows like OS that isn't Windows.

I would recommend Mint in that case. It is Ubuntu with preinstalled proprietary components that most people want on their desktop machines anyway.
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