Which is the best Linux based distro ??
August 18, 2007 9:05am CST
I am thinkng of trying linux for a change... But i am confused as to which one to choose as there are various flavors of linux such as.....Red Hat,Ubuntu,Fedora core and a lots of others too.... which is good for a first time linux user ??
• United States
24 Aug 07
Ubuntu, PCLinuxOS, Fedora, OpenSuse, Mandriva, and others are all considered to be extremely user friendly. I would recommend any of the first three distros I have listed there when starting out, as they all have great communities which are extremely helpful. Also all 3 of those OS's have livecd's which allows you to test the OS before installing it. Ubuntu and PCLinuxOS's livecds are also the install cds (I am not sure about Fedora's as I only know they have a livecd download available). In my opinion Debian is also user friendly no matter what anyone says, but its installation can be confusing because it is a text based install (only uses the keyboard, no mouse, but it does have a GUI) although it is not dificult to install.