Re: Which Linux distribution should I dual boot with Ubuntu?
A easy to use, GUI orientated distro with powerful tools is Redhat Enterprise. Of course, this costs money, so don't bother if you aren't willing to pay the price or use pirated software (Which often will zombify your PC) =)
Mandriva is a distro I have used, and I found it quite good. The RPM package manager is stable, comes with loads of apps, and you can chose between KDE and Gnome. It can also be used as a live OS. It contains some quite powerful tools.
Mandriva also allows quite a bit of flexibility, as you can chose to only install what you are actually going to use on installation.
If you want a free, powerful, GUI OS try Mandriva. If you want to learn a bit, use Slackware, Debian, *BSD or even Gentoo. But Gentoo will take the life out of you with it's source only packages....
I have used OpenBSD as my desktop OSs for ages. With X11 and a good XWM/DE installed, it can make a very functional desktop. Most Linux/Solaris and FreeBSD software will function on it as well, with it's compatibility layer. The speed and robustness of *BSD makes it a great desktop.
Originally Posted by cmat
Last edited by SunSpyda; February 15th, 2009 at 04:27 PM.
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