best distribution of linux?

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  1. sage de Dieu

    sage de Dieu New Member

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    I am building a computer from scratch for a senior project. I want to put linux on the finished product but I don't know much about it. I've used an older version of Ubuntu (somewhere in the 4.x area) but didn't do much with it. I've heard a lot of good things about it, but I'd like to get a second opinion. Or third. Or whatever. I'd just like to know what your favorite type of linux is and why, and possibly a link to the site. Thanks in advance.

    ~sage
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    Gamma Active Member

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    I like Ubuntu because it's the only one I've used

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    What are the specs on your computer?
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    For ease of use, ubuntu wins

    But if you want it to look nice without messing with it you could try fedora or SuSE.
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    I'm not completely sure yet as it's a work in progress, but it's an old CPU so I'll have to max it out at 512 MB RAM and 160 gig hard drive- it's actually the shell of an old ME pc.
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    arch or *bsd.
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    If you're quite new to linux arch is probably not the way to go. Ubuntu is great, but i am very tired of the look. Of course you can cjange this any time

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    Linux mint is also a good alternative. It's basically ubuntu, with a mint (greenish) theme, and multimedia support build- in.
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    Don't listen to the ubuntian-fanboys. Your knowledge of linux will increase exponentially if you use arch linux.
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    Just to getting it installed will teach you a lot. Just read the wiki as you go, and investigate what hardware you have to make picking packages and such easier.
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