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Old 09-24-2011, 12:15 PM   #1
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Hey

Was looking for advice on linux distro's; am disappointed.

The stickies are horribly outdated. Please update OP or unsticky.
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Old 09-24-2011, 05:37 PM   #2
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Fix it then. I hear google is a good place to start.
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Old 09-24-2011, 06:12 PM   #3
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...Fix what?
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Old 09-24-2011, 06:19 PM   #4
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...Fix what?
The info in the stickies. Make a new one. PM a mod that you want it to be a sticky.
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Old 09-24-2011, 07:09 PM   #5
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The info in the stickies. Make a new one. PM a mod that you want it to be a sticky.
I don't know anything about linux.
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Old 09-24-2011, 07:11 PM   #6
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Linux mint is good. Also for netbooks check out puppy linux.
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Old 09-24-2011, 09:07 PM   #7
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Well I need GUI, and I hate terminal with a passion. It's like, hey, if I wanted to retreat to command line to get a broken program to work with an OS still willing to install it, I'd emulate Vista from Win98.

Ubuntu had issues. Pretty though.

Tonight I installed the lastest DVD release of Fredora and immediately went to the update manager and way too many updates available. Okay, no one bothered to roll some into the ISO? So it has an error with one package, blocks all other updates, and I don't have a clue which one of the updates is bad. Grrrrrr.

I'm eyeballing Mint if Fredora doesn't work out.

My biggest problem has been VNC, and I'm trying to get XRPC to work. Who would have thought that an old microsoft protocol would annihilate the linux alternative? I didn't, at first. Yeah so, I found out VNC uses more CPU idle than XRPC does at load...

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Old 09-24-2011, 09:08 PM   #8
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Try Suse too.

Might also try going back a version in ubuntu, same with fedora.
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Old 09-25-2011, 12:52 PM   #9
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Try teamviewer for remote desktop... vnc is a p in the d in current distros in my experience. Also, consider ubuntu, a new version is due out in a couple weeks, also consider disabling unity and switching to the standard gnome desktop.
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Old 09-25-2011, 04:35 PM   #10
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Try teamviewer for remote desktop... vnc is a p in the d in current distros in my experience. Also, consider ubuntu, a new version is due out in a couple weeks, also consider disabling unity and switching to the standard gnome desktop.
I thought teamviewer was proprietary?

Unless there's a VNC distro I'm unaware of, I don't see how anyone would use it on local connections (I'll bet it does well with narrow bandwidth).

Any other remote desktop ideas? It's critical to my setup, and I have an extremely hard time believing that the nix community with all it's box-server goodness hasn't done better than the old w2k RDP.

Also, fedora is giving me a headache, I'm downloading Mint now.
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Old 09-29-2011, 11:19 AM   #11
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http://www.mandriva.com/en/ take a look.......
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Old 10-05-2011, 02:54 PM   #12
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Well I need GUI, and I hate terminal with a passion. It's like, hey, if I wanted to retreat to command line to get a broken program to work with an OS still willing to install it, I'd emulate Vista from Win98.
cute.... the vista thing.

There seems to be an issue with a unix user who doesn't care for the command line. maybe try osx if you don't like the debian based distros.
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Old 10-05-2011, 03:49 PM   #13
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For netbooks i would recommend Ubuntu 11.04
for laptops ubuntu, kubuntu, and Linux Mint seem descent.
Debian seems like a system hog and OpenSuse isn't anything great.

my 2cents
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Old 10-05-2011, 04:51 PM   #14
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That just popped in my head when I read the title of the thread.
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Old 10-06-2011, 12:49 AM   #15
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If you think Ubuntu is buggy, then I doubt you will find anything less buggy that suits you more. I would say deal with Ubuntu's bugs and accept the fact that it is free.

For laptops I have to say suse because of it's more advanced power management features.

Also, there is an Ubuntu "Netbook edition"...

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Also remember the stickies are voluntarily made by members and it is up to them to keep them updated. So don't hate...

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Old 10-06-2011, 08:42 AM   #16
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Try Ubuntu without Unity... you might find it less pretty, but I've been running it for quite a while without any issues at work and at home.
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