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Old 14. Dec 2013, 07:49 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Now to decide which one...which seems to be the common delima.

On that note, does anyone know if you can download the distro to another hard drive and install from there or does it have to be a flash drive or CD?
You can start with Linux Mint. It's an excellent distro, both for beginners, and experienced, and you will get lot of information about it on main site, as well as in forum. After that, you can join the distro hopping bandwagon .

Distros are mostly available as ISO images, which you can write on to a CD/DVD, and then use it as a live disc to check out the distro without installing it. Using tools like Unetbootin, you can also create a usb image to boot the computer with. It's like a Windows setup, you cannot set it up like a software... it's a proper OS .
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Old 14. Dec 2013, 08:49 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I am quite interested in Bodhi Linux, and want to try it out and see for myself what's it all about. I have been interested in it, since it was released. I like the idea of a minimal OS, and building on it on your own. So, even if it's based on Ubuntu, I will try it, because it seems interesting. It's also ranked high in DistroWatch, although it doesn't find it's place in reviews, or haven't been spoken of highly.
I too was well enthusiastic about Bodhi when it first hit the scene but like Zorin, later releases have just gone downhill. I don't always agree with our friend here, but on this occasion I most certainly do.

http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/bodhi-2-2.html
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Yes, I had read that review. But, I still want to try it out, to satisfy my curiosity . I already downloaded Bodhi just now. Will try later.
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I like Puppy.
It has several versions based on several different binaries - in fact you can build your own.
I use a Debian based one and a couple of Ubuntu based ones, but there are versions based on Slackware and others. There's even a version for the Raspberry Pi.
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Yes, I had read that review. But, I still want to try it out, to satisfy my curiosity . I already downloaded Bodhi just now. Will try later.
I was equally enthusiastic about E17 in general at one point but things have moved on since then, especially regarding Xfce. When you look at the likes of Voyager and Xubuntu at different ends of what is possible, having E17 as an alternative now looks quite redundant, unless of course you just like the look of it.

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