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that says "If you're looking for a distro recommendation, just use Ubuntu or if using low-end hardware Xubuntu/Lubuntu"

Seriously. It spams this section. They don't add any discussion. People either cluelessly recommend their favorite distro, or recommend some form of Ubuntu.

If you aren't experienced with Linux it's basically going to be some form of Ubuntu. If you know enough to use something besides Ubuntu, then you honestly know enough to not need a distro recommended to you.
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If you ignore philosophy and the package management system used then the differences between distros amount to little more than the initial software selection.
    
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lol +1
    
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That or make a hack so that we can press a button by those threads to auto-post Ubuntu. lol
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Maybe some people have different preferences? I honestly still haven't been brave enough to fully dive into the Linux/Ubuntu world and I'm a complete noob to it all. If we did a sticky for something like that, people wouldn't get the personalized help that this community is known for. It's just being lazy to make a sticky like that.
 
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To a degree I would side with Pez but honestly if you're not a person who uses msconfig in windows and knows other things beyond what the general user I can't even begin to recommend something beyond the buntus. Right now though I can't recommend Ubuntu itself without feeling like an a$$. I've had nothing but bad experiences on all three of the computers I tried it on. UNR 10.04 works fine and Kubuntu has been a godsend in a sense for me because it hasn't had any of the problems that Ubuntu had.

Randomizer makes a good point but I think it's skipping the fact that if a person is asking the question most likely they aren't skilled enough to use something without as much GUI and hand holding as buntu can give. openSUSE would be the next easiest one and I would probably recommend both evenly at this point.

I also don't what any kind of auto reply button (lol) in case there are users like me asking about the "harder" distros or some lesser known ones. An auto reply of buntu there wouldn't help.

Finally, there's also the whole problem with people not reading stickies in the first place. We already have one that walks people through a test and gives them pretty accurate suggestions. And as I found out in the laptop section here most people really don't read the stickies or see them (at least that's what I tell myself so I don't feel bad about having wasted 30mins writing mine).
     
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Maybe some people have different preferences? I honestly still haven't been brave enough to fully dive into the Linux/Ubuntu world and I'm a complete noob to it all. If we did a sticky for something like that, people wouldn't get the personalized help that this community is known for. It's just being lazy to make a sticky like that.
It's not being lazy. It's about killing more birds with one stone. I'm going to make the mistake of talking for the group of core guys in this forum but here we go.

I think it would be fair to say that we love people coming into our little corner of the site. You'll find some of the most helpful people here. Look through some of the help threads. You'll find the same 5 or 6 guys helping a new person for pages until all ideas are exhausted or the problem gets fixed.

The issue comes in when someone asks "What distro should I try?" when they have no previous Linux use. Ninety-nine percent of the answers will be either *buntu or Mint. It's kind of silly to have dozens of the same thread. One thing about Linux guys is we like to be as efficient as possible

If someone has a more complex question, we can cross that bridge when we come to it. It's not us being lazy or not caring. We just want to help as many people as possible.
    
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Sigh...

We already have a sticky for this. Just read the first post.

http://www.overclock.net/linux-unix/...swer-here.html
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Originally Posted by cogsworth View Post
Sigh...

We already have a sticky for this. Just read the first post.

http://www.overclock.net/linux-unix/...swer-here.html
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That sticky is made from a question. If I'm reading Jimi right, we should have a sticky that explains everything in the first post.
    
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