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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. 

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

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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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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.

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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. 

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

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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

OpenSUSE_12.3_xfce_desktop.jpg

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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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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. :)

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... 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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Mint is worth a try coming from any *buntu.

 

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

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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? 

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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.

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

   

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i have chose btrfs as filesystem. no problems so far. 

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i take it back. btrfs was quite slow on my system i dont know why. back to ext4. faster booting time and faster generally it seems for me.

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

 

Very simple, very clean. Another vote for Elementary from me if you want to keep it easy and simple.

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anyone has got an idea how i can run the poker-th installer? i know i have done it on ubuntu by running the terminal, browsing to the directory then enter ./poker-th.run  and the installer startet. it is just not working on elementary os. 

i am using the official installer

http://pokerth.net/download.html

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Another vote for ElementaryOS

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I tried to replace the 64bit with 32bit because maybe this could be the root for the problems with the installer. However now that piece of ###### is not booting anymore. See screenshot. Im fuming. This was meant to be a half day job. Half day is over and im still on nothing... HELP

http://db.tt/5k11RFFF

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Never heard of Elementary OS so gave it a go in a VM.  Wow that's a great minimalistic distro.

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Hello would someone just HELP me? Why is it not booting. Same message as on the screenshot i linked above...... The 32bit version just refuses to boot i am amazed......

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Or if not then please how to install pokerth and is there by now a working 64 bit version of skype out? If yes then im just gonna use the 64bit version

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back with the 64 bit version. maybe i am too drunk today to get anything really done :(

i still have no clue how to run the poker-th version. installer wont start at all and trying to run the standalone version it says  ./pokerth: error while loading shared libraries: libidn.so.11: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

 

no clue :( 

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