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View Poll Results: What is your favorite linux distro?
CentOS 1 1.59%
Debian 1 1.59%
Fedora 4 6.35%
Mandriva 1 1.59%
MEPIS 1 1.59%
Mint 15 23.81%
openSUSE 3 4.76%
PCLinuxOS 3 4.76%
Puppy 3 4.76%
Ubuntu 31 49.21%
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Old 29. Jan 2012, 05:42 PM   #71 (permalink)
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I have been running Puppy Linux (Slacko Puppy version 5.3.1) off of a boot CD for the past day or so. I'm running it on an old laptop that is dual-booted with Peppermint and Mint Julia.

While I am having some difficulty learning where/how to find what I need in this distro, I can say that speed-wise, it beats both Peppermint and Mint Julia by a long shot. It is blazingly fast on my system compared to the other two distros. It is also the only distro, of the 3, that recognizes my keyboard layout and allows me to use the built-in number pad.

Now, I just wish I could figure out how to turn off the built-in laptop mouse as my thumb keeps hitting it and moving my mouse pointer. (I've had to re-type several parts of this post because of it....)

One last oddity--all the icons on the desktop open with a single click rather than a double click. I keep accidentally opening 2 of the same program because I'm so used to double clicking icons.
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Old 04. Feb 2012, 11:08 AM   #72 (permalink)
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Zorin OS is a multi-functional operating system designed specifically for Windows users who want to have easy and smooth access to Linux:

http://zorin-os.com/

Pinguy OS an out-of-the-box working operating system for everyone, not just geeks. This OS is for people that have never used Linux before or for people that just want an out-of-the-box working OS without doing all the tweaks and enhancements that everyone seems to do when installing a fresh copy of Ubuntu or other Linux based Distro's:

http://pinguyos.com/

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Old 03. Mar 2012, 09:04 AM   #73 (permalink)
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http://lifehacker.com/5889950/how-to...bution-for-you
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Old 03. Mar 2012, 10:19 AM   #74 (permalink)
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light simple and works well try Bhodi Linux
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Old 24. Feb 2013, 08:24 AM   #75 (permalink)
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The New Sabayon 10 works well too
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Old 24. Feb 2013, 10:18 AM   #76 (permalink)
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Now I'm using Linux Mint MATE instead of Ubuntu. It's lighter, just as user-friendly if not more, and I love the mintMenu. The support forum could be better though, I had to find the answer to my question myself.
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Old 24. Feb 2013, 10:34 AM   #77 (permalink)
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Old 25. Feb 2013, 05:03 AM   #78 (permalink)
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I've already researched, there was nothing useful to read. It wasn't until I used the "Click Here to Find Similar Threads" feature of LinuxQuestions.org that I finally found some clues.
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Old 25. Feb 2013, 06:40 AM   #79 (permalink)
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LinuxQuestions has been very helpful to me. Although not perfect (then what is) for the most part they seem to want to help (like this forum). When I look back on things I realize that its comes down to knowing (What Questions to Ask and How.) In order to do that some experience is required.
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I randomly used Debian and Fedora before my switch to FreeBSD (and PC-BSD for desktop systems), although my development machine runs Windows 7 yet.
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