What's the most useful linux distribution?

Philippines
May 13, 2008 1:37am CST
What do you think the most useful Linux distribution? I am a newbie in Linux and I like to try Linux because according to what I read it is better than Windows. You don't have to pay for a license fee in order to use it. Are you using Linux? What distro are you using? Can you recommend me a specific distro???
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@ferdzNK (3213)
• Philippines
13 May 08
I have a knoppix linux 5.1.1 DVD boot live CD a complete OS in DVD just boot it and use it, no installation, devices are all auto configured, a good tool too to recover data on a failed window. It has an open office, graphic editor, browser, disk tools even game. I'm amaze on how they did it. If I would have the time and space, I'll definitely install this one.
@leebob (34)
• China
13 May 08
Perhaps you could use Fedora which is made by Red hat.And there are many others.you can saerch for detail.
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@ferdzNK (3213)
• Philippines
13 May 08
Perhaps I'll try fedora too, its a very sounding name.)
15 May 08
ubuntu is easy to use gentoo is highly configurable fedora is usefull, many programs knoppix is fast puppy linux is the fastest ... you choose what you want
• India
14 May 08
i think fedoro is the best as it has all the features and also it is free
@mirage108 (3403)
• United States
13 May 08
I do not use Linux. I have played with it a little. Now probably the best is Red Hat Distribution. as most distributions are a derivative of the Red Hat Version.
• India
13 May 08
what you have learnt about linux is true. You dont need to pay for the linux. You can download it from the websites of the manufaturer. Some of the famous Linus operating systems i have used are Ubuntu linux, Open Solaris from Sun Microsystems, Fedora from RedHat and there are others too. All these you can order a free DVDif you dont have a good internet connection. In that case Ubuntu DVD you can get very fast goto canonical.com for ordering it. Then sunmicrosystem's Solaris is also free(i heard recently they went for commercial, just check before it). Its good in the sense it comes with many Devepoement tools and IDE's preinstalled. Then Fedor, they say they have free distribution but form last 3 months it is always already done, so you have to download it no other go. then you can try for other also.Then you also try the option of openSUSE, it claims to be good for new users.