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Rajcyberfox
October 13th, 2010, 12:05 AM
I'm I.T. student,linux is in my syllebus..it was well known the infinite specification of linux.,that's why m crazzy about linux,wants to dive into deeply in it.,so dear linux-people plz suggest me the best destro,how can i get it and also how to install it in my desktop computer if possible step-by-step.thanks

Zanthir
October 13th, 2010, 12:34 AM
I suggest Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat (just released 10/10/10). I believe it is the easiest to learn, and has the most community support.

See http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/download for download and installation instructions.

Enjoy!

MrWES
October 13th, 2010, 12:38 AM
I'm I.T. student,linux is in my syllebus..it was well known the infinite specification of linux.,that's why m crazzy about linux,wants to dive into deeply in it.,so dear linux-people plz suggest me the best destro,how can i get it and also how to install it in my desktop computer if possible step-by-step.thanks

Well....since you're posting in the "Ubuntu" forum; I would suggest..hrmm... Ubuntu!
This might help you get started:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation

L8r,
Bill

papibe
October 13th, 2010, 12:40 AM
...plz suggest me the best destro...
That, it self, is a matter of so much debate. Nevertheless, I would use these rule: "The bigger the community -> the better the support -> more fun!". Then, Ubuntu is indeed a very good choice.

Before install:
I would recommend read this before installing: Before Installing Ubuntu. (https://help.ubuntu.com/6.10/ubuntu/installation-guide/amd64/preparing.html).

Getting Ubuntu:
You have to chose which version and the install method. Most people download an CD ISO image, burn it and use the CD to install Ubuntu. Get it here: Get Ubuntu Desktop Edition (http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/download).

Installation:
Check this tutorial: Installing Ubuntu (http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/installing).

Regards.

Sylslay
October 13th, 2010, 12:51 AM
I had the same problem 3 years ago,

Today I will recommended for You Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (with gnome desktop) and support for 3 years or KUbuntu 10.04 LTS (with KDE). IMHO ubuntu 10.10 is to fresh for newbie.

http://releases.ubuntu.com/lucid/

And codes for movies and mp3 from
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats

On dayliy basis I use:

XP, Ubuntu 10.04 (with deb package) and Fedora 12 (with rpm packgage repo),
and I am happy with it.

Ps, One OS at the time, of courese.

CharlesA
October 13th, 2010, 12:53 AM
What, no CentOS? mmm RPMs.

alphacrucis2
October 13th, 2010, 12:59 AM
What, no CentOS? mmm RPMs.


We could have been mean and recommended gentoo :)

CharlesA
October 13th, 2010, 01:09 AM
We could have been mean and recommended gentoo :)

True. :P

But if you really want to learn about the guts, Gentoo is up there.

scrooge_74
October 13th, 2010, 01:12 AM
We could have been mean and recommended gentoo :)

or recomend FreeBSD


I had the same problem 3 years ago,

Today I will recommended for You Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (with gnome desktop) and support for 3 years or KUbuntu 10.04 LTS (with KDE). IMHO ubuntu 10.10 is to fresh for newbie.

http://releases.ubuntu.com/lucid/

And codes for movies and mp3 from
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats

On dayliy basis I use:

XP, Ubuntu 10.04 (with deb package) and Fedora 12 (with rpm packgage repo),
and I am happy with it.

Ps, One OS at the time, of courese.

Second this, LTS = Less Troubless for noobS
:lolflag:

CharlesA
October 13th, 2010, 01:14 AM
FreeBSD isn't actually that bad, but it's definitely a learning experience. :lolflag:

Dyegov
October 13th, 2010, 01:38 AM
I know this has nothing to do with the topic, but I'm pretty sure that you would require better spelling as an IT student, might as well show that level of knowledge while posting on the forums; shortcuts to writing makes it difficult to read.

After all that rambling , I'd suggest as everyone already did, that you go with Ubuntu, either 10.04 LTS or 10.10 (latest version). Even though it's an easier to manage for new users, you can still dive deep into it and learn all the wonders of the command line if you make a commitment to do so.

Zanthir
October 13th, 2010, 02:14 AM
I suggest Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat (just released 10/10/10). I believe it is the easiest to learn, and has the most community support.I take it back. I agree with scrooge_74. LTS sounds great.
Today I will recommended for You Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (with gnome desktop) and support for 3 years or KUbuntu 10.04 LTS (with KDE). IMHO ubuntu 10.10 is to fresh for newbie. As I am a new Ubuntu user, I am considering it myself. As good as the community support is (and it really is great), I would love to have some professional support.

Can someone explain a little more about LTS? I found the Canonical support page (http://shop.canonical.com/product_info.php?products_id=668), but it doesn't say anything about LTS. I also found the Ubuntu LTS (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LTS) page. Oh. Nevermind.

*ahem*

Just in case you were wondering what LTS is, it means that there will be updates and support for Ubuntu 10.04 for three years as illustrated in the LTS link above. Where as Ubuntu 10.10 will only have support for one year.

As for Canonical support, it seems like it is unrelated to the exact version of Ubuntu that is being used. But I assume you will have better support if you are using an officially supported version of Ubuntu (again, as illustrated in the LTS link above).

I hope that clears things up for you. It certainly did for me. ;)