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8 hours to decide on a Distro

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  1. 1. What Distro to try out

    • Fedora
      13
    • Debian
      16
    • Archbang (Arch Live Cd i can then install)
      7
    • Other (Mention in post)
      5

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Ok guys while doing an update on OpenSUSE last night i came back to a

OH NO SOMETHING WENT WRONG screen

I know its the Intel driver that's not working correctly so its an easy fix

but i thought why not take the chance to try something new so i am looking for ideas on some distros to use

Not keen on Mint or Ubuntu as they seem to have problems with my hardware

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Give Fedora 17 a try.

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i actually download the live cd last night to get all my data off my hard drive lol

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Linux Mint Debian Edition is worth a look (I'm assuming you said no to Mint because it's Ubuntu derived).

I quite like it. Failing that I'd say Debian.

If you want a real hardcore Linux experience, perhaps Gentoo?

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Linux Mint Debian Edition is worth a look (I'm assuming you said no to Mint because it's Ubuntu derived).

I quite like it. Failing that I'd say Debian.

If you want a real hardcore Linux experience, perhaps Gentoo?

Still trying to get Arch working so i dont think Gentoo is for me lol

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debian... very stable, aptitude/adept makes it very simple.

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Still trying to get Arch working so i dont think Gentoo is for me lol

Me either :p

I put my money behind LMDE then >.<

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Just out of curiosity, what happens in 8 hours?

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lol

I finish work and go home and download the distro i am going to try

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centOS ?

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Just out of curiosity, what happens in 8 hours?

You mean you don't know what happens if you take longer than 8 hours to pick a distro ? :o

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Care telling us what it's for, what you want to do with it, whether you like being on cutting-edge developments of linux, etc etc?

Glassed Silver:mac

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yeah sure i use it for

Web Browsing

Email

Watching Videos

Playing games

html/php/mysql use netbeans for code and usually have php,apache and mysql installed just so i can test stuff before uploading it

sometimes play about with perl and python

some graphics stuff but nothing heavy

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Just out of curiosity what are your hardware specs, wondering why you've had so many issues so far.

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Its a compaq cq70 220em i cant get specs right now as at work :)

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best i could get with not having access to laptop lol

Conexant High-Definition SmartAudio 221 Driver

Intel Chipset Installation Utility for ICH9m

Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset

Atheros Wireless

Realtek RTL8101E Family PCI-E Fast Etherne

160gb Hard Drive

DVD Writer

2gb RAM

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Fedora w KDE it should work fine. I used it last on a 512MB RAM vmware VM and it was pretty smooth so you shouldn't have any trouble on that system.,...

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yeah with Unbuntu and Mint i had problems with the graphics

with Arch i cant get networking to work correctly (but prob just me being a dumbass lol)

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does Debian come with Gnome 2 or 3?

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does Debian come with Gnome 2 or 3?

I think they use Gnome 3 now...

I'd go with Fedora and see which DE you like best. :)

Glassed Silver:mac

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yeah i have spent most of the day looking at the different distros (fedora, mint, mint debian, debian, archbang) much to my bosses digust lol

I think i have settled on Fedora for now

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Fedora is a good choice. It's never worked for me, though. I guess I'm too use to Debian.

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Arch was touchy for me.... specially on dell laptops....

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Arch was touchy for me.... specially on dell laptops....

Touchy in what way? Just curious.

And Fedora is a good distro. What problems were you having with Ubuntu and Linux Mint, specifically?

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