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    Anyone here run Linux on their home computer? I've been thinking about setting up a dual boot. Right now I have Windows 7 Pro 64-bit running on a relatively new OS. I'm comfortable with computers in general, but am very green with Linux. Just seeing if anyone had any recommendations on which version to go with or any other tips. Thanks



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    Re: Linux Guys

    I have the most experience with RHEL but Ubuntu is good, Suse..



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    Re: Linux Guys

    I run Ubuntu on my home machine. It's great and very easy to install.



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    not a linux expert but loaded Ubuntu once on an old laptop and was impressed with how quick it ran compared to Windows


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    I am typing this message on a machine with Fedora. A lot of first timers tend to lean towards Ubuntu I think. The different flavors are all fine. Fedora, Ubuntu, SUSE, etc.



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    Re: Linux Guys

    Quote Originally Posted by pulse View Post
    I am typing this message on a machine with Fedora. A lot of first timers tend to lean towards Ubuntu I think. The different flavors are all fine. Fedora, Ubuntu, SUSE, etc.
    Do they lean Ubuntu because its ease of use or because it is the most well-known? I would like to give Linux a shot...



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    I think because of easy of use. The ones everyone has mentioned are all well known. I can't relate to which one is easiest since I've been using Unix for a long time.



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    Mint is easy and an offshoot of Ubuntu. Its clean and fairly speedy. The newest version is pretty good and I typically hate linux.



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    Re: Linux Guys

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    Mint is easy and an offshoot of Ubuntu. Its clean and fairly speedy. The newest version is pretty good and I typically hate linux.
    I've read good things about Mint. I haven't tried it myself, because I like Ubuntu, but from the sounds of things, Mint is very much concerned about look and feel. Since it's based off of Ubuntu, you get the standard packages that make Ubuntu pretty user-friendly, and then Mint builds off of that and includes other things they think make the system more user-friendly, and tweak some of the visual aspects.

    Either one of those two would probably be good for the new Linux user.



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    Re: Linux Guys

    Do you guys all dual boot or just run Linux?



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    Re: Linux Guys

    I run Linux on several machines at home. I don't dual boot, just straight up Linux. I do have one Windows 7 machine if I need something that absolutely positively has to be done in Windows (like Zune software).

    I use Ubuntu. It's the most widely used distribution of Linux for home users. A lot of people like Mint as well.

    If you want to try it out for a while, make yourself a Live CD. You boot from that CD and you are running a fully function installation of Ubuntu (other distributions have Live CDs as well) until the next time you reboot. Upon rebooting, there is zero trace of Ubuntu having ever been there. A great way to try things out.

    A year or two ago I went the Live CD route. It worked pretty well so after a few days I went with dual boot. Again after another month or so things were working out so well that I just ditched Windows entirely.



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    My windows 7 release candidate is up on my laptop, I am currently debating whether to buy windows 7, go back to XP, or give Ubuntu a try. I am leaning towards Ubuntu.



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    I loved Ubuntu. I've been to lazy to get a new hard drive to run it though. There are a few things that can be a hassle when starting up, but the Ubuntu forums help to solve any problems you have.


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