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    Which version of Linux?

    Hi, having new computer delivered this week and would like to try a linux os. Does anyone have any advice on which version is best for a relative newbie?

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    Re: Which version of Linux?

    I use ubuntu 11.04, it's easy to install & use.
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    Re: Which version of Linux?

    Hi,

    I use the Ubuntu distribution because it provides a pretty professional looking interface which makes it really easy to use. You can install it from Windows using an installer called Wubi. With this installed you can then choose which oprating sysyem to boot into when the operating systems first load.

    Have a look:

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    Re: Which version of Linux?

    Hi, thanks for the info. Got it up and running and must say i'm pleased with it :-)

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    Re: Which version of Linux?

    I prefer Linux Mint it is worth checking out

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    Re: Which version of Linux?

    I started using Kubuntu so I could install LinuxMCE. I've been looking at Ubuntu for my Vaio but I can't get the Live disc to boot up properly (blank screen).

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    Re: Which version of Linux?

    Can anyone suggest a linux bit faster for netbooks, but still mostly gui based? I've been using ubuntu but I'm finding it's not really any faster to boot/run than Win 7, if at all.

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    Re: Which version of Linux?

    I personaly compiled Gentoo for my Acer Aspire one which is pretty speedy, although you have to be relatively linux savvy to get it all running. Also try Hidden Content for a nice distro review site.

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    Re: Which version of Linux?

    I’m using Ubuntu 9.0 in my laptop. I installed Ubuntu because it’s an open source operating system.

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    Re: Which version of Linux?

    take your pick >>> Hidden Content

    more info >>> Hidden Content

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    Re: Which version of Linux?

    Personally I'd say Fedora, it's quite lightweight and the GUI is good..although not the best for people new to the Linux way of doing things, it's good for learning on! Lots of things work natively on Fedora, out of the box so to speak. But as other people have said, Ubuntu and Mint are probably the easiest to get to grips with (I started on Ubuntu myself!)

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    Hidden Content Originally Posted by Rollerman Hidden Content
    Hi,

    I use the Ubuntu distribution because it provides a pretty professional looking interface which makes it really easy to use. You can install it from Windows using an installer called Wubi. With this installed you can then choose which oprating sysyem to boot into when the operating systems first load.

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    that link rollerman it takes me straight to the latest version of ubunto download link the wubi app where can i locate this and then how do i go about putting it on my lappy with the windows 7 install i have already on there/??

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