Recommended Distro?

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  1. samkostka

    samkostka New Member

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    Hi, I'm not new to linux, but it's been a while since I used it. I'm going to be building a PC in about a week, and I want to dual-boot Linux along with Windows 8. My question is, what Distro should I choose? I have used Ubuntu in the past, ending with 12.04. I had an Intel GMA, so I had to manually install GPU drivers and fix various issue with sound, so I know the ins and outs of Linux to some degree. However, I'm not ready to try setting up something like Arch or Gentoo, I would just get lost so quickly. What's a good Distro somewhere in between?
     
  2. draalin

    draalin The Boss Staff Member

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    I would just stick to Ubuntu, even though you had some issues installing drivers with it. I'm sure others would even bring more problems.
     
  3. Sly14Cat

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    For beginners, definitely use elementaryOS (Luna). It's one of the least buggiest Ubuntu distros out there. With a bit of tweaking it looks amazing. Here's my desktop:[​IMG]
     
  4. MyDigitalpoint

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    Looks nice!

    I think to have said this before. I like CentOS as server distro, and sometimes wondering it could be a good options to install onto a PC, but actually the above screenshot shows that there might be other distros that are worth give them a go.
     
  5. MyNameIsAlex

    MyNameIsAlex New Member

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    I use Crunchbang (#!) on my netbook (which also has a GMA chipset) and have encountered zero issues since switching about 3 months ago. It's ridiculously lightweight, it recognized all my hardware immediately, and it's pretty easy on the eyes too. It comes with a pretty decent application suite too.

    Link http://crunchbang.org/
     

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