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    I am a noob, and I need to know which Linux (Or is there more than one) should be a good one to use? I feel like I just used some horrible grammar.

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    I like Ubuntu, personally.

    Pick up "Beginning Ubuntu Linux," from your local bookstore, it is only about 40 bucks, and I found the way it was explained was worth its weight in gold to have a handy, easy to understand beginners source right in front of you in hard copy, though some prefer the free stuff on the internet(I would rather pay a bit and have a physical reference in front of me).

    P.S. - imma noob, too.

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    I personally don't use Linux.. got my share of headaches..
    But Mandriva Linux (old Mandrake) is a good one, as urpmi saves you ALOT of troubles...
    "Chile is a thin and tall country"

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    Quote Originally Posted by FantasyStrike View Post
    (Or is there more than one)
    there is only one, but there are a LOT of various distributions around it (debian, gentoo, mandriva, slackware, etc.). To each its own view on things and mentalities
    Ubuntu (which i use too) is based on Debian by example, and there are also Kubuntu, Xubuntu, and lots other "ubuntu" distributions out there, each including a small change, but they are all "ubuntus" (and to a certain point debians too)

    So yeah, you should test the live CD of ubuntu Feisty fawn to start with, and if you are courageous enough test other distros later

    ps : i prefer the countless up to date how-to on the net over expensive hard copy stuff, but chose what you want.

    ps2 : rm is a dangerous command (it removes the files you ask it to), use it with care if you have to :P


    edit : i wouldn't recommend mandriva as I have read and heared too much negative things about it from linux users... and Debian's system of packages (.deb) is known to be one of the best (if not the best) one out there

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    How do I install my 7600GT video driver? I am running on PClinuxOS.

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    Well,the old linux distro chooser quiz seems to be down, sadly.

    It depends on entirely what you want to do. If you want to flat out LEARN linux, then I don't recommend Ubuntu. It's a great distro, but you don't get the true multi-user environment out of it. If you just want to try it it... go nuts. Same with PCLinuxOS if I remember right, but to each their own.

    http://www.pclinuxonline.com/wiki/SetupNVidia
    That should make you lit.
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    why wouldn't he get a true multi user environment with ubuntu ? it is only a spin off of Debian with some tweaks for user friendliness, and Debian is one of the very best distros out there..

    If he really wants to learn the hard way i recommend gentoo

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    Gentoo is looking better and better to me. *sigh*

    Anyway, way I see it, it's (ubuntu) built for low number of users on a desktop system. Does a great fucking job of it, but I don't personally believe that if you want to learn the ins and outs of the OS, you should learn 'Step 1: type sudo'.

    Just my opinion. *shrug*
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    well, the super user and normal users thingy is common to all distrib (except lindows i think, because it wanted to suck as much as windows), and the only thing special with ubuntu (i think) is that the first and default user is considered as the super user in the meantime, and you only need to tell him to transform into super user for him to get its super powarrrs !

    Oh, and gentoo is (suposedly) great, but i can't bother myself with compiling every little piece of software (for only a very subtle/little increase in speed)

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    Does Linux even support any games?

 

 
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