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Old 10-19-2011, 07:14 AM   #1
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Hey!

By accident I wiped my HDD on my old PC, so I need a new OS. I've been looking at Ubuntu 11.10 and Linux Mint.

Any better options?

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Old 10-19-2011, 07:50 AM   #2
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Both are good choices.

There are some versions of Linux that will work with much lower system specs if that's what you're looking for, but Ubuntu and Mint are fully featured and comparable to Windows 7.
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Hi,

I guess it depends on what type of learning you want to do. I don't know if you have ever used Linux before but there can be a learning curve, and some people just don't want to deal with that.

Ubuntu and Linux Mint are very nice OS's I personally don't use them, but for a beginner the are great OS's. I use Fedora and have for a number of years. There are a lot of other OS's that are out there that are popular and free. The most common ones are FreeBSD, OpenBSD and NetBSD. Then you also have Solaris. All of these are nice OS's and have great communities behind them.
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try an older ubuntu. i have a cd of 10.10 but thats to new i would try ubuntu 7 or 8
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try an older ubuntu. i have a cd of 10.10 but thats to new i would try ubuntu 7 or 8
No don't try an older version of ubuntu. The newer the version the more compatable with older hardware it is. I know that it sounds backwards but that is how is works with linux.
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oh my bad...
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while your on the topic of linux. i like ubuntu but any other sleeker cooler newer linuxes? i have 40 gigs free on my comp and nothing to put there so i thought i'd do linux
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I am not sure what you think of as sleeker newer cooler linux. If you wanted to you could try and run ubuntu with the latest kernel or do something fun like that. Linux is nice cause you can do just about anything that you want so if you have some ideas then I can try and point you in the right direction.
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