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Thread: Which Linux distribution should I dual boot with Ubuntu?

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    Re: Which Linux distribution should I dual boot with Ubuntu?

    I just recommend not main distro, the best Linux distro to be worth trying:

    1. Vector6.0 RC4
    2. Dream Linux3.5 RC6
    3. sidux 2009.01
    4. absolute 12.2.1

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    Re: Which Linux distribution should I dual boot with Ubuntu?

    Even though Mint is almost the same as Ubuntu, I'd suggest installing it because it's pretty easy, especially for the first dual-boot attempt, and it's helpful to compare things that way and to get a feel for the whole dual-booting thing.

    As for my multi-boot system, currently I have Debian Etch, Mepis 7, Mint Elyssa, and Ubuntu Hardy. Another one I've thrown in there in the past was PCLinuxOS.

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    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....

    Quote Originally Posted by cmat View Post
    *BSD kernels are incredibly stable from what I gather. I'm still not a fan of it as a desktop.
    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.
    Last edited by SunSpyda; February 15th, 2009 at 04:27 PM.
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    Re: Which Linux distribution should I dual boot with Ubuntu?

    Hmmm...Absolute Linux eh? That's a new one....will have to check that out.

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    Re: Which Linux distribution should I dual boot with Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sorivenul View Post
    The big question here is, "What would you do with the second OS?"

    A lot of our suggestions will depend on if you wish to use it to learn, or to actually be productive on immediately or with very little effort.

    If you want to learn:
    Slackware
    Arch

    If you want fast productivity:
    Fedora
    openSUSE

    If you want an adventure:
    Free/Open/NetBSD
    OpenSolaris

    Virtualize a few first and pick what you wish. Good luck!
    +1. And also, like someone said before, try out Puppy/DSL/Slitaz. These small distros can really *amaze* you. And of course, they are tremendously useful.

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    Re: Which Linux distribution should I dual boot with Ubuntu?

    Linux Mint is very similar to Ubuntu the only big difference really is the menu. I personally prefer Ubuntu.

    Fedora is very like Ubuntu with a similar GNOME, but the Debian package manager is easier to use in Ubuntu.

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    Re: Which Linux distribution should I dual boot with Ubuntu?

    If you are looking for a small, compact and fast distro, try Puppy Linux.

    http://www.puppylinux.org/

    I've even installed it on some old HP laptops, 233Mhz processors and 32MB ram. They work great! Have you tried the site DistroWatch.com?

    http://distrowatch.com

    Lots of distro's to choose from.

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    Re: Which Linux distribution should I dual boot with Ubuntu?

    Many disto's are more similar than they are different. That's because many are nothing more than modified versions of a more major distribution. e.g. Mint is based on Ubuntu which is based on Debian, making them all similar under the hood.

    Try one from a different major grouping. See this distrowatch page.

    My vote: After Ubuntu, try Debian, then try Fedora, then eventually work your way to Arch.

    Bob
    Last edited by hrod beraht; February 15th, 2009 at 10:29 PM.

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    Re: Which Linux distribution should I dual boot with Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by hrod beraht View Post
    Many disto's are more similar than they are different. That's because many are nothing more than modified versions of a more major distribution. e.g. Mint is based on Ubuntu which is based on Debian, making them all similar under the hood.

    Try one from a different major grouping. See this distrowatch page.

    My vote: After Ubuntu, try Debian, then try Fedora, then eventually work your way to Arch.

    Bob
    That's exactly what I did! Arch is amazing.

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