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100 GB of unpartitioned space. What distros to try?

Postby piratesmack on Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:11 am

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Re: 100 GB of unpartitioned space. What distros to try?

Postby Fred on Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:47 am

piratesmack,

I would vote for sidux. It is my first or second favorite distro. It would be my personal favorite, I like to play. Mint would be my favorite for just about everybody else.

It is an interesting time for sid. Lots of changes happening. KDE 4.2.1 should be in the repos any day now so would make a nice comparison to the Mint implementation.

I know you are not a beginner coming fresh from Windows, so I don't feel bad recommending it to you. It is not a beginner's distro, especially now.

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Re: 100 GB of unpartitioned space. What distros to try?

Postby exploder on Thu Mar 12, 2009 3:39 am

I go along with Fred's recommendation. sidux is challenging and it is interesting in many ways. sidux is my second favourite distro because of it's speed and low resource usage.
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Re: 100 GB of unpartitioned space. What distros to try?

Postby MatchStickMen on Thu Mar 12, 2009 6:28 am

I have tried a lot of Linux OS, the one's that work out of the box are: Debain,Mandrivia, Fedora, OpenSuse, & Linux Mint. OpenSolaris works good too..
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Re: 100 GB of unpartitioned space. What distros to try?

Postby altair4 on Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:11 am

With 100GB of free space you could try one from each branch of the linux tree:
Fedora, OpenSuSE, etc.. And for debian I agree with what others have said here about sidux.
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Re: 100 GB of unpartitioned space. What distros to try?

Postby rivenought on Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:42 am

I concur with sidux as a research candidate. It is quite familiar and educational. For a walk on the wild side (for me anyway), I recently experimented with something different - Sabayon4. It was not what I want as my daily driver, but it sure was a change of pace from openSUSE, Mandriva, Fedora, and Debian. You may also wish to test out one of the BSD flavors. BSD is uncharted territory for me at this point. No matter which way you travel, it is going to be fun.
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Re: 100 GB of unpartitioned space. What distros to try?

Postby Decemberdoom on Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:27 am

I personally recomend that you try out a bare-bones Linux. For example, Arch, which is command-line only and certainly not aimed for beginners. I find that it's a great way to learn how Linux works, especially with the terminal. Mostly because that's really where the power of Linux is, the command Line.
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Re: 100 GB of unpartitioned space. What distros to try?

Postby Zwopper on Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:35 am

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Re: 100 GB of unpartitioned space. What distros to try?

Postby piratesmack on Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:25 pm

Thanks everyone.

I already have a Slackware/Gentoo dual-boot and a frugal install of Puppy Linux.
I think I am going to add Sidux and Arch.

But I still have room for more, so keep 'em coming :D
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Re: 100 GB of unpartitioned space. What distros to try?

Postby Zwopper on Thu Mar 12, 2009 2:36 pm

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Re: 100 GB of unpartitioned space. What distros to try?

Postby piratesmack on Thu Mar 12, 2009 2:51 pm

Zwopper wrote:SliTaz Cooking



I actually tried that one out the other day.
It has a lot of applications for being only 30 MBs
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Re: 100 GB of unpartitioned space. What distros to try?

Postby nitehawk on Thu Mar 12, 2009 3:33 pm

For someone that might be just coming from windows,.....I think Linux Mint is great. Also,...PClinuxOS 2009 is now out,...and is considered to be one of the "friendliest" distros for those new to Linux from windows. I've tried the 2007 version,...and it did seem very easy to use. So I guess my vote goes with Mint and PClinuxOS for trying.
My personal favorites are Mint, Mepis, Dreamlinux, and Puppy.

EDIT: OK,..just re-read your post,....and see that you actually are probably NOT a "newbie" to linux. Anyhow,....give Dreamlinux 3.5 a whirl. Debian Lenny based, with all the codecs, and a nice "Mackish" Xfce desktop.
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Re: 100 GB of unpartitioned space. What distros to try?

Postby piratesmack on Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:35 pm

nitehawk wrote:For someone that might be just coming from windows,.....I think Linux Mint is great. Also,...PClinuxOS 2009 is now out,...and is considered to be one of the "friendliest" distros for those new to Linux from windows. I've tried the 2007 version,...and it did seem very easy to use. So I guess my vote goes with Mint and PClinuxOS for trying.
My personal favorites are Mint, Mepis, Dreamlinux, and Puppy.

EDIT: OK,..just re-read your post,....and see that you actually are probably NOT a "newbie" to linux. Anyhow,....give Dreamlinux 3.5 a whirl. Debian Lenny based, with all the codecs, and a nice "Mackish" Xfce desktop.


Thanks
I didn't know PCLOS 2009 came out
I might check out DreamLinux as well
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Re: 100 GB of unpartitioned space. What distros to try?

Postby badmotor on Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:52 pm

Yep, I also recommend DreamLinux 3.5. Been running for about a week now and very impressed.
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