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#1 +Jack Unterweger

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 16:23

i have been using lubuntu 12.10 since a few months and would like to try something new. is there any distribution out which would you recommand to me? while my system is pretty good 4GB ram and amd athlon II x2 250 cpu, i prefer the os to be slick and light. 

 

i had many linux distries in the past, ubuntu, arch, debian, fedora, etc. 




#2 Mindovermaster

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 16:36

I would personally reccomend Debian 7 Wheezy. I have been using it for a few months now. Ubuntu 13.4 previous to that. But that's just me. ;)



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 16:50

If you want something new to try, Elementary OS is a lot of fun, very fast and looks really good!



#4 redvamp128

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 16:50

You do know that you can install other distributions- desktops  using the same install...  for example you had Lubuntu - and you want to run Kubuntu (KDE) (all you have to do is install the kubuntu desktop) you can do that through the command line .

 

Though distribution wise- for a change of pace I would and have used open Suse ..  but Debian is not bad either.



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 16:55

If you want to get wild and crazy and try something completely out of the Debian/Ubuntu family, give Manjaro Linux a try.

 

http://manjaro.org/

 

It's Arch based but using Linux Mint as it's guide. I am trying it out and I really like it.



#6 OP +Jack Unterweger

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 16:57

i just prefer to do a clean install again - i think a few things are already messed up plus there are some programs i have installed for university work i dont need anymore now. and i have nothing to do so i either start to drink again heavily or i try out some new linux.

 

what about linux mint kde? 

 

manjaro installer fails for me. 



#7 Mindovermaster

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 16:59

I find Mint to be a little too bloated, nothing like Ubuntu, but still.



#8 redvamp128

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 17:02

Depending on your system- 

OPEN SUSE

 http://en.opensuse.org/Features

This release delivers proper UEFI support for x86_64 hardware and experimental support for Secure Boot enabled hardware. 

 

12.3_Desktop-kde.png

KDE ABOVE- XFCE BELOW

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 17:06

Elementary OS Luna is clean, elegant, light, and fast. Try it live, and you might find it very enjoyable.

 

http://elementaryos.org/

 

NOTE: it asks for donation, but you can download it for FREE. Just click on, "Download Luna for Free" under the donation box. I use it on my netbook eee PC 1000HA (60GB SSD) and it is so fast, I am very impressed.



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 17:50

manjaro installer fails for me. 

Sorry to hear that but it does happen.

 


what about linux mint kde?

 

A very good distro. You can't go wrong there. :)



#11 sean.ferguson

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 18:15

... while my system is pretty good 4GB ram and amd athlon II x2 250 cpu, i prefer the os to be slick and light. ...

 

You have just answered your own question, Archlinux ;)



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 00:00

Mint is worth a try coming from any *buntu.

 

OpenSUSE gets my vote for an alternative to Ubuntu based distros.



#13 OP +Jack Unterweger

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 06:38

hello everyone. i just have finished backing up my files and i am now using the live system of elementary os. i am totally in love! short question again, i hope for a quick answer as i really want to install it as fast as possible. what filesystem to go for?

so far i always have used ext4 because its proven and safe. what about reiser, btrfs, jfs or xfs? anything faster or safer or better? 



#14 Ambroos

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 07:34

EXT4 is fine for nearly everything, no reason to go do special stuff with the others. Elementary is all about good defaults, if you're not sure just leave it on the default settings.



#15 Nilesh Talaviya

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 07:46

I pefer you to choose Linux Mint 15. One of the best to go for....