Linux Distribution Chooser

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This is a useful web resource for a new linux user. Just answer a series of questions and suggestions as to which distro is better suited for you will be given:

http://www.zegeniestudios.net/ldc/ [Broken]
 
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Every time I do it, it gives me the names of almost every popular distro, from one CD to five. :biggrin: Nevertheless, it gives an idea to the newbie on what's out there.
 
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We found the following perfect match(es):


Ubuntu
Homepage: http://www.ubuntulinux.org/
Screenshots: Click to view screenshots of this distribution
Ubuntu is a free, open source operating system that starts with the breadth of Debian and adds regular releases (every six months), a clear focus on the user and usability (it should "Just Work", TM) and a commitment to security updates with 18 months of support for every release. Ubuntu ships with the latest Gnome release as well as a selection of server and desktop software that makes for a comfortable desktop experience off a single installation CD.

(This distribution also has a "Live CD" you can use to test the distribution before you install it)


Kubuntu
Homepage: http://www.kubuntu.org/
Screenshots: Click to view screenshots of this distribution
Kubuntu is a user friendly operating system based on KDE, the K Desktop Environment. With a predictable 6 month release cycle and part of the Ubuntu project, Kubuntu is the GNU/Linux distribution for everyone.

(This distribution also has a "Live CD" you can use to test the distribution before you install it)


Debian
Homepage: http://www.debian.org/
Screenshots: Click to view screenshots of this distribution
Debian is a free operating system (OS) for your computer. An operating system is the set of basic programs and utilities that make your computer run. Debian GNU/Linux provides more than a pure OS: it comes with over 15490 packages, precompiled software bundled up in a nice format for easy installation on your machine.
I actually use Umbuntu already, and I have a MAC which has a deb based distribution method (apt-get)
I think the only question it actually used to correlate this was, which distribution method do you perfer, that was a phenomenal waste of time :smile:
 
If you want some screenshots of the distro to go with it you should try out:

http://shots.osdir.com" [Broken]

It is really good for screen captures.
 
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Screen Captures?

The way the windowing system will look has nothing to do with the distribution, and everything to do with the windowing system.
 
It also shows the menu, the boot menu, the desktop and other useful properties involving the distrobution.
 
hmm.. says Debian for me. Im using openSUSE.. close enough. haha

it says opensuse isn't free though, i must be missing something:confused:
 

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