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    Linux Variants

    Want to dip into Lunux.

    Is Ubunto the one to look at?

    Ive a Vista laptop & would like to dual boot it. Anyone have probs??

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    What make of laptop. Ubuntu is a good place to start

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    Ubuntu is a great distro to get your toes wet.

    SUSE is a bit more polished for enterprise use, but Ubuntu is 'better' for standalone / new users trying it out.

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    I've tested Ubuntu, SuSE and Mandriva in the last couple of months. Out of the 3, the one I find the best is Ubuntu, every time.

    It is stable, well supported, and fully featured. Also good as a server in its Server LTS form.

    However, the other 2 are both superb too. Just not as good as Ubuntu.

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    My Favourites are:

    Fedora Core 8 for web servers, etc
    Ubuntu is a cracking first time distro which i have on my laptop, even got my partner using it!!

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    Most of the help you will get on here will be on Ubuntu and debian. Theres alot of people who use other distros but id guess most prefer to talk about them on more specialised forums.

    Ubuntu 8 will do most things a newbie will use straight out of the box, and any others with only a few commands.

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    Ubuntu. Of course

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    Ubuntu for first time users is great....if you wanted to dive in at the deep end with something Unix-based but not Linux....take a looksee into FreeBSD....not so great for desktops in my opinion but it's brilliant for servers. There's a few books on Amazon that are great. That's how I got into FreeBSD.

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    Another way is to use VMWare and have a virtual Linux system.

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    Thanks guys.

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    Ubuntu

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    Ubuntu all the way

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    I have just setup a group of computers with ubuntu was a nice easy install.

    I would now like to set up a server running mysql php with HESK helpdesk software.

    Any advice on what i should look into?

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    Grab the ubuntu 8.04 LTS server ISO and do a LAMP install.

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    Thumbs up

    Cheers Geoff, is this an easy install and would i require any additional software or is this fully loaded.
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