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    Best Linux OS

    I see that a lot of people run Ubuntu around here. My old roomate ran Fedora Core. So my question is pretty obvious, which is really the most popular or best linux? I ran a search on this but just got a bunch of discussion threads of linux related topics. Is there any problem running a triple boot?

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    oh man, you don't wanna ask which linux distro is the best... thats worse then going to a ps3 forum and articulating the supremacy of the 360.

    but ubuntu is the best

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    In my opinion, Red Hat is the best. I also like PCLinuxOS and Puppy Linux for some things.
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    I like Ubuntu, but i've never really tried Fedora or any of the other big name distro's
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    That's a rather subjective topic.

    I hate ubuntu, and redhat.

    I have tried many different distros (been running different forms of Unix for over 10 years now), and for Linux I keep going back to Slackware though. I dunno, Slackware to me is simple and straight forward and clean. It does have a steeper learning curve than Ubuntu though.

    Gentoo is ok, emerge is similar to BSD's portage, but emerge breaks a lot of things. I kinda think of it as a "ricer" distro. The Gentoo community is amazing though.

    Debian isn't bad.

    LFS is fun, but way too much work for a desktop OS.

    Ultimately though, go out there and play with different distros and see which ones you like. Someone may come up and say the complete opposite of everything i said, and that's fine. Just use whatever works for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brook77 View Post
    I see that a lot of people run Ubuntu around here. My old roomate ran Fedora Core. So my question is pretty obvious, which is really the most popular or best linux? I ran a search on this but just got a bunch of discussion threads of linux related topics. Is there any problem running a triple boot?
    Its almost a matter of personal choice. I used to run XP on my carputer, but now have switched over to Linux (KUbuntu / LinuxICE) and I absolutely love it.

    But anyways, Linux FTW

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    Why Switching to Linux ?

    If you don't mind, what motivated you to move from XP to Linux?
    I use Linux on my desktop, my servers are running Suse and I also forced my wife to have dual boot on her laptop keeping windows just for her apps that can not run on Windows (and she now loves Linux). But I can tell you that ANY FE in Linux at this time its way inferior than for example Road Runner.
    Just take iGuidance 3.0: in order to run it in Linux you need Crossover, right? Well did you know that Crossover 6.2 (current version) had a regression and its not mapping correctly the com ports? You have to use 6.0 version in order to have it working.
    With Road Runner I can pause the music while iGuidance gives directions, on Linux no way to do that.
    I can embed applications easily on RR, on nGhost I have not seeing that yet.
    I have my cell connected to RR via Bluetooth and I use it as hands free. Also it supports my HD Radio. Linux can not do these things. With Linux the options are limited.
    In my opinion Linux is the best server operating system that its gaining ground on the desktop market.
    I know that nGhost its a nice effort and I would like to see it more advanced, but once you have a properly set FE on Windows like Road Runner, I don't see the point of moving to Linux unless you are a very skilled programmer and you will develop your own FE at your taste.

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    But I can tell you that ANY FE in Linux at this time its way inferior than for example Road Runner.
    The idea of FEs in Linux are very young. I'm not exactly sure why the first developer thought it was a good idea to create a FE for windows. Maybe Linux wasn't mature enough at that time, or maybe that's just the only system he knew. Everyone else probably just followed suit and now look what you have: even commercial FE applications are running on window.

    Don't you see the problem here? Sure they have experience and years of development behind them. But this thread isn't about the FE, its about the underlying OS, the thing that *your* FE tries to hide.

    People who are using Linux in the car understand that it isn't about what is the most superiour FE, its about doing things correctly, keeping lower resources, only having what you need, being able to customize _everything_.

    As for doing things correctly, FE developers for windows "mask" the OS. Linux has doesn't need to be masked, it's just *that* flexible. FE's in Linux should never "mask" the OS, instead they should be a major component in the OS. Let the WM do its job, let the kernel do its job, let the media browser/player (nghost) do its job, and let them all work together to do it right for once -something that windows will never be able to do.
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    just like kev said, a front end in windows is usually a monolitic program thats supposed to do it all. thats not what we want in linux, it ignores most of the other work thats been done, and limits your options. using virtual desktops all programs can be pre-loaded, then their desktop gets changed to when you use it. Many good programs already exist, so recoding them, or forking them to "integrate" them would hinder progress. all thats needed for clean communication between any programs is dbus support anyway, write a plugin for nghost to control them and they can be customized as much as anyone wants.

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