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Discussion in 'Open Source' started by azzu, Oct 2, 2009.

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  1. azzu

    azzu AJJU

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    ok guys iam planning to use Linux on my Old machine ( p4 2.4 ghz , 768 ram )
    I hav previously used Linux distro's such as Mint, Ubuntu , Mandriva , Fedora.
    I got BSNL BB (ul) recently so planning get a good distro for Browsing , Watching Movies (mvk , avi ,mp3 files) and much moore.
    I want a full featured version ...
    I have Xp already installed so it shud detect rest of my partitioned(xp) drives.
    and iit shud hav a lot of software's supported
    Plzz help Guys :D
     
  2. a_k_s_h_a_y

    a_k_s_h_a_y Dreaming

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    Wait for Ubuntu 9.10 Oct 22nd.
     
  3. Cool G5

    Cool G5 Active Member

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    Go with Linux Mint 7.
    If you prefer a more advanced distro, Fedora 11 should suit the bill.
    BTW nice to see you back azzu. :)
     
  4. Rahim

    Rahim Married!

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    Almost all major and minor disto would satisfy your need :p
     
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    i mean which is the Distro which has the highest number of softwares available
    i mean iam a software freak and want to try out as many softs as they r availble
    so , shud i go for UBUNTU 9.10?
     
  6. Liverpool_fan

    Liverpool_fan Sami Hyypiä, LFC legend

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    Ubuntu 9.04 is the easiest and I'll recommend it.
    You wait for Ubuntu 9.10 if you wish.
     
  7. Cool G5

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    Fedora has a huge repository, you should try it out.
    On a second thought, install Ubuntu 9.04 & Fedora 11 so you can get best from both of the worlds.
     
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    can i get some clarity here
     
  9. skippednote

    skippednote M3TAL H3AD M3

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    Ubuntu ftw followed by Fedora
     
  10. Ecko

    Ecko Wandering In Tecno Land

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    Ubuntu Ne Time
     
  11. thewisecrab

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    I'd go for Mint if I were you, although there isn't much to choose between them, other than most codecs are available of the distro itself (ie. in Mint) whereas yo have to download them once you install Ubuntu and Mint is not bloated if you compare it with Ubuntu.
     
  12. Liverpool_fan

    Liverpool_fan Sami Hyypiä, LFC legend

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    Well Ubuntu 9.04 is the latest STABLE release (read: current release), so I recommend it to use it, however you can wait for Ubuntu 9.10 which is releasing in 3 days time. :p

    Regarding Fedora, personally I dont recommend Fedora since it's a bit tricky to use and I never really liked it, in all honesty.

    Oh BTW if you want a remix of Ubuntu which can run out of box multimedia and has other nify features, then go for Linux Mint, it's nice and simple.

    Arch FTW if you have some experience in Linux and are happy to begin in text mode and go step by step installing the GUI and all, and like its minimal philosophy plus control it gives to you. Prepare for editing configuration files if you wanna Arch. But it's not really hard TBH. :p

    Looking at your situation, Ubuntu/Mint would be my personal recommendation.
     
  13. FilledVoid

    FilledVoid Who stole my Alpaca!

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    if you don;t mind I would wait for the new release of Ubuntu. I would think that with new distros the chances of finding out some weird bug is quite higher. Ubuntu should ahve plenty of software to satisfy your needs.
     
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    so guys i think it is a Basic (noobish) question but all the software's of ubuntu work on MINT Na ??
     
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    ^^
    Yeah..Mint is based on Ubuntu (ie. both are debian) :)
     
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    Mint - you get access to mint's own set of unique tools, +Mint repos +Ubuntu repos +Debian repos - so that's a large number of software.
     
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    You can assume repository as a directory of software. Fedora has a huge repository of softwares which can be installed as per your wish through the package manager.
     
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    amitabhishek Bad to the bone

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    Consider giving Ubuntu netbook remix a spin. It comes with all Ubuntu goodies + nice UI. It is light and fast.
     
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    like Cool G5 said Fedora 11 hav a huge repository and they always keeps them updated, which in the case of Ubuntu is not like that. Ubuntu 9.04 even now doesn't support Firefox 3.5 officially and most of the popular packages are in the universal repositories than in the main, where as in Fedora they will be mostly present in the package manager itself.
     
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    REally ????? :eek:
     
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