Best Linux os?
I was just wondering what OS would you all use and why i have been using Mint but is there any other out there worth the look?
Chassis & Display
Viper II: 18.4" HD+ LCD Backlit Widescreen (1680x945) Super Clear Matte
Intel® Core™i5 Dual Core Mobile Processor i5-580M (2.66GHz) 3MB Cache
8GB SAMSUNG 1333MHz SODIMM DDR3 MEMORY (2 x 4GB)
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5165 - 1GB GDDR3 Video RAM - DirectX® 10
Memory - 1st Hard Disk
500GB WD SCORPIO BLACK WD5000BEKT, SATA 3 Gb/s, 16MB CACHE (7200 rpm)
1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
8x SATA DVD±R/RW/Dual Layer (+ 24x CD-RW)
Memory Card Reader
Integrated 4 in 1 Card Reader (SD, MS PRO, MMC, MS)
INTEGRATED GIGABIT LAN & WIRELESS 802.11N CARD (AS STANDARD)
3 x USB 2.0 PORTS AS STANDARD
Bluetooth & Infrared Options
Integrated V2.0 Bluetooth Adapter + EDR Capability
2 x Viper Series 9 Cell Lithium Ion Battery (One Spare) (£39)
Power Lead & Adaptor
1 x UK Power Lead & 90W AC Adaptor
NO OPERATING SYSTEM REQUIRED
NO OFFICE SOFTWARE
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
INTEGRATED 2 BUTTON TOUCHPAD MOUSE
INTEGRATED 1.3 MEGAPIXEL WEBCAM
3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS & UK OFFSHORE ISLANDS / N IRELAND (£19)
Standard Build - Approximately 5 to 7 working days
This is my spec and can anyone see a problem with linux running on it?
To be honest, they're all excellent these days. Clearly I promote Ubuntu because you can put it on a PC and know that the user will adapt to it almost instantly and need never even need to see a command line! It's also probably the best supported distro and the twice yearly releases keep all of us on our toes. But as I say, all the distros are good.
Kind regards, Barry.
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Mint is an excellent choice, especially the rolling Debian based version in my opinion.
Also worth a look if your wanting the most up to date, but still pretty stable, is Fedora. Updated pretty regularly and is the testing ground for RHEL devs. They're all pretty damn good these day though, as barrydrake says..
I install Mint on all of mine - tried Ubuntu 9.04 but I had to play about a lot more to get things working. Currently using Mint 10 on my desktop and on a laptop, Mint 9 on an older laptop that I refreshed a while back.
I find Ubuntu hides things too much - in an almost Microsoft way of "daddy knows best". However this partly depends on your level of expertise and how much time you want to spend on sysadmin stuff. Mint is quite good, depending on your needs. Personally I use CentOS because I found Fedora flaky at times.
Being pedantic though, the OS is Linux. What you are asking about is which distribution. Semantics maybe....
have tried pretty much every distro, and go back to plain old stable Debian every time
I really liked #!, but I went back to ubuntu lxde . Mint is great as well.
I use a dual boot on my pc: Windows7 - Ubuntu
Dual boot is how it starts, then before you know where you are, your formating the pesky ntfs partition to free up some room