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kangnana
What distro is the best Linux?
stian
Good question man..

I've copied this from www.freeos.com:

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Red Hat: It's pretty simple and easy to install. It is easily available, as several magazines (PC Quest and Chip, for example) have been distributing it in their CDs for the past few years. Also it has an easy but reputedly buggy config tool called Linuxconf.

Mandrake: As we said, it's a much prettier version of Red Hat - snazzy interface, easy install, and the full version comes bundled with recent versions of several excellent software. Lots of "drakes" help you with your config like, HardDrake, UserDrake etc.

Caldera: Extremely easy to install, configure and use (perhaps, easier than Mandrake), it makes an ideal desktop machine.

SuSE: This is a full-featured Linux (comes with a staggering amount of software, has an easy install/config app. called YaST). Highly recommended for both server and desktop use. Plus, as one of the SuSE members is closely associated with the XFree86 project, even the most obscure video cards (such as the infamous SiS 6215c) are supported in SuSE.

Slackware: This is simple and stripped down Linux at its purest. Shorn of all frills, is extremely user friendly, but (as the old joke goes), is very picky about choosing its friends. Slackware 7.1 has got quite a recent kernel and software versions though. Once you get to know it, it becomes a whole lot more user friendly. SuSE has its roots in Slackware, but is considerably more user friendly.

Debian: It's stated goal is "Free Software", as per the goals of the GNU project (http://www.gnu.org). So its correct name is Debian GNU/Linux. Extremely powerful, its package management system (apt-get, dselect) and other features make it easy for you to upgrade your system. Debian's stated belief in free software also means that you won't get any commercial software in Debian, whereas the commercial versions (full, multiple CD packs) of other distributions include a lot of commercial software.
MrBlueSky
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Linux_distributions
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Linux_distributions

Enjoy Very Happy

But to seriously answer your question: none. It all depends on your needs and personal taste. Anyone who says "distro x is the best" talks out of his... uhm... behind. Very Happy
sush
It's frankly a matter of personal choice. I've liked SuSE over the years, and now Ubuntu Dapper Drake is quite alright. You probably need Fedora only if you need the enhanced security (?).
desertwind
Depends. Matter of personal choice.
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