Is there an ideal linux for me?

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Aug 29, 2009
  1. airpirate545
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    I was looking into linux but I dont know which one I should get. I just want a linux that can play music, surf the net, is skinnable, stylish and can be dual booted. Also has to have a some support enough that I can google problems. I know virtually nothing about linux but I have used my friends Ubuntu and I liked it. I dont really want something program heavy but if it is heavy but thats okay if it is. Any suggestions?
     
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    If it is your first time using Linux I'd go with something easy, maybe Ubuntu.
     
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    No, Stallman, if Linus Torvalds calls it "Linux" then it's Linux.

    Name your own software
     
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    Installed Linux Mint with mint4win and the OS is impressive and all I just can't get wireless working. Apparently the problem is common with crappy Dell Insiron B130s like mine. Googled for instructions and the solution is a long list of stuff that idk how to do. This is srsly discouraging. Is Linux even worth setting up for a nub like me
     
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    Linux isn't generally meant for people who don't want to sit down and trouble-shoot their problems, but that being said, the Ubuntu has a very large userbase that always seems to be willing to help. the best idea would probably be to scrap the installation of Mint and throw on ubuntu. Wireless cards tend to be tricky business with linux, but I've had laptops that worked completely out of the box (the MSI wind for example) with ubuntu jaunty. no driver install needed at all. [​IMG]
    so i guess first check the ubuntu forums and see if anyone's mentioned anything about your card.
     
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    It comes with an embeded copy of "The Cathedral and the BIZARRE"........

    omg pun.
     
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    yeah use ubuntu it comes with the most wireless drivers out of all the other distro's i've used, though linux mint is based on ubuntu but it's a older version of it.
     
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    No, that's retarded
    I won't even use distros that call themselves GNU/Linux (Debian GNU/Linux [​IMG])

    Slackware Linux, Gentoo Linux, Arch Linux... now those are real distros
     

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