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    It's very easy to do. Only problem you may run into is hardware compatibility. Also you may need extra php modules to run the web software you want to install. Give it a go and post if you get stuck.

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    Downloading now, just need to find myself a old pc, always happens just after you send all the old one to be recycled lol

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    Ubuntu is great for the beginner. The new version is meant to be even more user friendly.

    I use ubuntu on my laptop just coz it was a quick and simple install but for the desktops / servers I use gentoo.

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    totally agree.

    I started thinking about Linux when I saw some compiz vids on youtube. Thought that looked cool, and got myself Kubuntu.

    needed to reinstall it once, as I managed to ruin my system by installing gnome-desktop and then using apt-get autoremove hehe but basically, every minute spent on fixing and playing around with Linux is worth the time.

    right now i managed to get it under control, with Compiz and AWN working perfectly (almost) on Kubuntu, and I know a load more about computers than I used to.

    i dont even use windows anymore.

    question: why would i ever want to use another distro?

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    STOP with following the marketing!

    Even El Reg thinks that Fedora is the best linux distro

    OK... I am baised towards Fedora, but it's the best... it really is!!!

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    I'm not a fan of RPMs personally...which means I don't use RHEL, Centos or Fedora Core.

    I like Debian, it's derivatives and FreeBSD.

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    Nor me. RPM based distros seem to have so many more problems with dependencies than deb based ones. I'll stick with my ubuntu And fedora is missing features that are now present in Ubuntu - such as on demand plugin installation (flash etc...).

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    I agree with localzuk.

    I've always experienced more problems with RPM distros over Deb/Ubuntu. Does Fedora still use Yum? That sucks too and is incredible slow. Apt on the other hand is fantastic.

    I just migrated our really old email server from CentOS to Ubuntu+Zimbra; and now only have a single CentOS server running. Mainly because it aint broke so I'm not fixing it
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    I have Ubuntu on my home desktop and Centos on the server! Both seem ok to me. Debian derived stuff is known for stabilty (although Ubuntu is not as strict and bring out more cutting edge s/w) and Centos is from an enterprise OS anyway (and is very stable).
    Who cares, Use what you get on with!

    Ubuntu.. easier for the desktop I guess

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