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Because there is no "one Linux", finding what you need can be difficult. Here are our choice of two beginner-friendly, widely used distributions.

Ubuntu

 
 Simple, easy, usable. A tanned, smooth atmosphere that never gets in your way. All programs are kept in order and managed easily. Configuration is kept simple rather than exhaustive.

We recommend this friendly and complete distribution if you are looking for an easy way to try and step into Linux.

Ubuntu also has a sister distribution, Kubuntu, with a different layout and slightly more advanced graphics.

 

Fedora

 

The distribution by the long-time prominent GNU/Linux developer company Red Hat. The default layout is similar to Ubuntu (it is also possible to use KDE, the more advanced desktop environment in use in Kubuntu), but there are differences in the chosen applications, install protocols and several technical elements.

We recommend this distribution if you wish to learn more about the workings of a GNU/Linux system, security configuration, or work on software development.



 

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  • manuel enguita torres Said:

    como puedo configurar el modem para conectarme en internet,con ubuntu-11,10. gracias

  • Said:

    What to Look for in a Hard Drive That You Are Purchasing? When you are going to buy laptop hard drive, it is extremely important to look for one that is going to be fast and large enough to accommodate all of your files and data needs. It
    Yeah, it's just what I need, I'm about to have a new one
    I always use Dell Hard Disk Drives, what about you, guys?
    Gateway!!!lol

  • Said:

    What to Look for in a Hard Drive That You Are Purchasing? When you are going to buy laptop hard drive, it is extremely important to look for one that is going to be fast and large enough to accommodate all of your files and data needs. It
    Yeah, it's just what I need, I'm about to have a new one
    I always use Dell Hard Disk Drives, what about you, guys?
    Gateway!!!lol

  • Said:

    What to Look for in a Hard Drive That You Are Purchasing? When you are going to

  • Nick Said:

    "Your freedom matters. Thousands in communities and companies work to build software on which you may exert this freedom. Using Linux is the easiest way to do so fully." Should be the headline or the leading paragraph!

  • lwatcdr Said:

    Really? What the heck is this? Only two distros mentioned? What about Mint? It is based on Ubuntu but with a much better out of box experience. http://linuxmint.com/ What about SUSE? http://www.opensuse.org/en/ What about CentOS? Which is based off of Red Hat. https://www.centos.org/ What about Puppy for older computers? http://www.puppylinux.com/ There are so many options but frankly to not include Mint is just terrible.

  • Hung Said:

    Look at the article's posted date, it is " Monday, 13 April 2009 06:37".

  • rubdos Said:

    I have TERRIBLE experiences with Linux Mint. It bugs on two different computers I installed it on. Going to move those two to Fedora, on which most of my systems run on nowadays (and CentOS for servers).

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