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    Best LINUX OS for noob?

    As the title says

    Best LINUX OS for noob?

    I just instralled Ubuntu 12.10 is this OK or is there something better out there?
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    1.1m dish, 0.1db Quad LNB, GTSAT DM14MG motor
    80cm dish, 2x 0.1db LNB + 1x Quad 0.2db LNB, Disqec 4/1.

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    generally the Ubuntu line of images i find are the best for newcomers and old hands alike. I use both Kubuntu or Ubuntu via a multi boot setup.
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    I had a good play with Ubuntu yesterday, it wasn't too bad.
    WEBIF streaming seemed alot better than on W7, I always get crappy HD streaming on W7 but on Ubuntu it was perfact
    I don't think I'll replace Windows but a duel system is ideal (I have a caddy and a few spare HDD's ideal for testing other OS's)
    VU+ DUO² (Triple S2 tuners) VIX, 750gb
    TM-Nano 2 Super, 320gb
    GigaBlue HD 800 UE Plus VIX
    TM-Single VIX IT'S ALIVE
    Octagon SF8 VIX (751MHz bootloader)
    MARA M9
    Harmony 700
    DGS108 GBLAN, DIY NAS (8TB) XPEnology
    1.1m dish, 0.1db Quad LNB, GTSAT DM14MG motor
    80cm dish, 2x 0.1db LNB + 1x Quad 0.2db LNB, Disqec 4/1.

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    Yeah, I'd agree with pheonix, Ubuntu is probably the best for a newbie.
    I do prefer using the Gnome remix version though.
    Code:
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuGNOME/ReleaseNotes/12.10

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    I prefer ubuntu myself.
    I use 12.04 lts it does all want and I can still play civ2 (yes I know it's old)

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    Quote Originally Posted by judge View Post
    Yeah, I'd agree with pheonix, Ubuntu is probably the best for a newbie.
    I do prefer using the Gnome remix version though.
    Code:
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuGNOME/ReleaseNotes/12.10

    Typing this on UbuntuGNOME
    Looks better than the standard Ubuntu
    VU+ DUO² (Triple S2 tuners) VIX, 750gb
    TM-Nano 2 Super, 320gb
    GigaBlue HD 800 UE Plus VIX
    TM-Single VIX IT'S ALIVE
    Octagon SF8 VIX (751MHz bootloader)
    MARA M9
    Harmony 700
    DGS108 GBLAN, DIY NAS (8TB) XPEnology
    1.1m dish, 0.1db Quad LNB, GTSAT DM14MG motor
    80cm dish, 2x 0.1db LNB + 1x Quad 0.2db LNB, Disqec 4/1.

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    I'm a fan of Fedora. Give that a go.

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    Linux mint

    have a read
    HTML Code:
    http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20100222#feature
    Last edited by Stanman; 10-12-12 at 20:58. Reason: coded live link

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    Quote Originally Posted by copex View Post
    Linux mint

    have a read
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    Thanks, also looks nice
    I have some time off over xmas I'll defo give that a try
    VU+ DUO² (Triple S2 tuners) VIX, 750gb
    TM-Nano 2 Super, 320gb
    GigaBlue HD 800 UE Plus VIX
    TM-Single VIX IT'S ALIVE
    Octagon SF8 VIX (751MHz bootloader)
    MARA M9
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    DGS108 GBLAN, DIY NAS (8TB) XPEnology
    1.1m dish, 0.1db Quad LNB, GTSAT DM14MG motor
    80cm dish, 2x 0.1db LNB + 1x Quad 0.2db LNB, Disqec 4/1.

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    Debian if you know what you do otherwise go with Ubuntu for the large community and support

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    Any one know where I can download Linux mint from?

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    Here you go buddy..

    Code:
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    Thanks Mr Mister, will give it a try and see what its like. Been using Windows 8 and its a PIA

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    Installed Linuxmint and so far everything is honky dory, not as easy as windows but def doable for anyone who can move around a PC.

    Well impressed, even set up my network printer

    Only thing lacking is a GUI antivirus software,

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    Quote Originally Posted by XabiX View Post
    Debian if you know what you do otherwise go with Ubuntu for the large community and support
    I'll be giving
    Code:
    http://www.raspbian.org/FrontPage
    a go on my Pi (can't open it till xmas )
    I think that is the Pi version of Debian.

    Still using Ubuntu at the momment, will try other when I get more time the mint one looks good.
    VU+ DUO² (Triple S2 tuners) VIX, 750gb
    TM-Nano 2 Super, 320gb
    GigaBlue HD 800 UE Plus VIX
    TM-Single VIX IT'S ALIVE
    Octagon SF8 VIX (751MHz bootloader)
    MARA M9
    Harmony 700
    DGS108 GBLAN, DIY NAS (8TB) XPEnology
    1.1m dish, 0.1db Quad LNB, GTSAT DM14MG motor
    80cm dish, 2x 0.1db LNB + 1x Quad 0.2db LNB, Disqec 4/1.

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