Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetOther - Computers · 1 decade ago

Which is the best linux os?

I want to know hat you think is the best linux os, openSUSE, ubuntu etc.

Don't forget to include version number.

3 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favourite answer

    I thoroughly recommend Linux Mint 7 Main Edition which is built upon Ubuntu 9.04 Its easy to install and easy to use plus it comes with much of the software you are likely to need preinstalled

    Linux Mint 7 Download

    Linux Mint 7 User Guide

    The Perfect Desktop - Linux Mint 7 (Gloria)

    You download the ISO. image of Linux Mint 7 then you need to create a Bootable LiveCD for installation

    Linux Mint 7 can also be run direct from the LiveCD from Booting up without touching your Hard Drive


    Linux Mint has a feature called mint4win based on the Wubi installer (Ubuntu) which enables you to install Linux Mint within windows (Windows 7 run mint4win in vista compatability mode)

    You keep Windows as it is, mint4win only adds an extra option to boot into Linux Mint. mint4win does not require you to modify the partitions of your PC, or to use a different bootloader, and does not install special drivers. It works just like any other application.

    mint4win like Wubi keeps most of the files in one folder, and if you do not like it, you can simply uninstall it as any other application.

    Boot in to windows insert the LiveCD you have just created and you will offered the option of installing inside windows which is where mint4win comes in, you will be asked how many gigabytes you wish to allocate to Linux Mint (I recommend 8gb) then you set a password for your installation then click install and thats it.

    Once Linux Mint is fully installed upon starting your PC you will be given a choice of which operating system you want to use Windows or Linux Mint.


    Linux Mint 6 custom LiveDVD with Compiz 0.7.2*

    *Compiz 0.7.2 sourced from Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Alpha 5) repositories


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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You know, the best one is the one that will effortlessly detect all your hardware, install the right drivers automatically, and make them work.

    This may take investigating three or four distros unless you are lucky and someone with the same hardware as you has posted how to get everything running with distro xyz.

    If no kind stranger has done this, I recommend you start with Knoppix, at least to identify the hardware you have. Write these down and save the list to a usb drive. (or a spiral notebook, if you were alive in the mid to late twentieth century.)

    With this information start your search or experimenting with other distros and look at their forums searching for your hardware.

    Only after your hardware is working should you think about what you want your desktop to look like or what version of what applications you want to use. Except for an experiment with a distro call (then) Mandrake, I have always used Debian based distros. The most popular now is Ubuntu. The for pay one where you will get telephone help setting up your hardware is Xandros. In between is Mepis 8.0.

    Should you find what you hear about Slackware based or Red Hat (forget the new name) based distros, interestig, I neither discourage nor encourage you to try them because I have zero experience with them.

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  • 1 decade ago

    You're opening up a Pandora's box here with that question. Everyone has their own opinion on what's the best distro. A lot of people choose Ubuntu for its user-friendly interface. Mint is widely used for its ability to be adapted for any situation. My personal preference is DSL as it's lightweight and I generally use older systems, so it's perfect for my usage. The best advice here is to find a distro that's right for you and use that.

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