Thinking of getting Linux, but which version?

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  1. Clownassasin

    Clownassasin New Member

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    Well, vista is getting pretty bit boring for me, and im thinking about dualbooting it with a linux version, but i don't know which is the best?
    Is there any good ones out there that you guys prefer? and since im dualbooting, should i use the Linux partitioner or a different one i can use from Vista?
    thanks
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    Clownassasin New Member

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    OK, well i ended up getting Ubuntu, and i finished downloading the ISO, what should i use to load it onto a CD?
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    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    FreeBSD is NOT Linux. And it isn't very user friendly. You need quite an extensive knowledge of CLI to get through installing etc. Fedora and Linux are as easy to use as Ubuntu. So I'd move FreeBSD to advanced and the Fedora and Linux Mint to "User Friendly"
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    Ya go with ubuntu or fedora, they are the most popular and you can find the most support.
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    You can put it on a disc, then boot from that. Or you could install it like any other program using the disc inside windows.

    And any disc burning software would probably work, I used Nero. You could use PowerISO aswell if you want.
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    SkaterGOD/DOOD23 New Member

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    I can't believe you ^^.

    FreeBSD is quite user friendly (excellent man pages, excellent community, mailing lists, Open Source, etc. etc. etc.). It's just not for the average user that is used to a Graphical User Interface.

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    And FreeBSD is NOT Linux!
    And Linux is NOT UNIX!

    What is FreeBSD?
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    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    The fact that you need to refer to man pages over and over to do something makes it not user friendly. Something that is user friendly should be easy to use "out of the box" so to speak. Easy to use as it is to install.
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    simonrichards150 New Member

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    Go for Ubuntu. Fedora is only easy until you come to installing something

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    And avoid FreeBSD if you're a newbie. It's not easy.
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    OK, well are there any programs for windows were i can partition my drive for ubuntu? cause the one that ubuntu comes with is lame and didnt wrk for me

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