Post by scanreg » Wed May 18, 2011 10:11 pm

What is your favorite linux desktop system?

Suse
Mandriva
Ubuntu
Others....

I'm thinking of transitioning to a fully linux based office and have tried mandriva but would love opinions of other systems

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Post by ckonig » Wed May 18, 2011 10:20 pm

According to me, Ubuntu has an incredible large and active community, which leads to a very good community support if something goes wrong. But of course there are other factors which should influence you in your decision.
How many workstations are ou talking about?
Will you also migrate your servers?
How experienced are your system administrators with linux?

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Post by marvmen21 » Fri May 20, 2011 8:41 am

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Post by MattW » Fri May 20, 2011 5:28 pm

Ubuntu 11.04 is a very nice desktop. I use it dual boot with windows 7.

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Post by scanreg » Thu May 26, 2011 10:46 pm

ckonig wrote:According to me, Ubuntu has an incredible large and active community, which leads to a very good community support if something goes wrong. But of course there are other factors which should influence you in your decision.
How many workstations are ou talking about?
Will you also migrate your servers?
How experienced are your system administrators with linux?
Yes, it would be a full transition, workstations, servers, etc. I've fooled with linux a bit, can run commands, fairly familiar with file structure. Number of workstations would be small to start, a few, but could grow. Would not do web serving though, will use host for that.

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Post by Alistair » Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:51 pm

I am also using Ubuntu software. It's great especially since it is Linux it is not prone to any viruses.

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Post by twiggy » Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:45 am

linux mint for me

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Post by SXGuy » Sun Jul 10, 2011 5:54 pm

I love ubunto.

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Post by scanreg » Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:18 pm

i should have been clearer, i meant which is the best linux distribution for an office environment (that use desktop puters), not which is the best 'desktop' for the installation itself, sorry about that

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Post by EdwinSR » Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:11 pm

hi, what i would say over the years I've found that it matters very little which Linux distribution we use when being dealt a heavy data loss. Clearly the importance of data backup is right up there with remembering to secure a network or making sure current software patches are applied.

In short, it's a pretty darned big deal.

But rather than dwell on the obvious downsides to revisiting one’s hindsight in losing data, I've decided instead to focus on the best backup utilities available for Linux on the desktop – software you’ll need before the big crash.

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Post by Qphoria » Fri Nov 11, 2011 3:20 pm

I think Ubuntu is on its way to finally defining linux... all these distros means it will never take footlhold... Ubuntu seems to be "the" option for desktop nowadays while centos seems to be the one for web hosts.

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Post by jordan » Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:30 am

Debian all the way. Ubuntu used to be good, but it is getting way too bloated. Now I'm back to debian w/ openbox. I like gnome but gnome3 doesn't support multiple monitors that well.

Crunchbang is also good and very clean, but the developer is on hiatus so I use Debian Testing and install the crunchbang package to pull in their package selection.

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Post by memboxlee » Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:01 pm

Ubuntu has an incredible large and active community, which leads to a very good community support. It is widely used in all over the world because of its amazing features.

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Post by Qphoria » Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:16 pm

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