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PSkilton
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What is your favorite Linux distro?

With Windows XP support coming to an end soon, and the sluggish machine that I have running it, I figured I give a shot at the world of Linux. I also have an Dell laptop that I would like to switch over to Linux. I have fooled around with a few (Ubuntu, DSL, and Mint), but I would like to see what the PortableApps community likes the best. I saw a few related posts, but they were pretty old and technology moves fast, so I figured I'd get an updated poll. Wink

What is your favorite Linux distro?

Would you recommend your favorite for an older machine?

Do you have yours installed beside and OS or replacing the OS?

Thanks!

Vandrvekn
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Favorite Linux

I use Puppy Linux myself, but I always run it from a flash drive and usually only for troubleshooting computers. It's good for older computers.

If I were going to try Linux full-time, I'd probably go with Linux Mint. It's reliable, easy to use, and has tons of software in the repositories.

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Thanks for the input!

Thanks!

I have also used Linux from a flash drive occasionally at work to make sure a problem wasn't a hardware problem. Do you use Puppy Linux to check Windows disk for errors? I'm kinda skeptical to try, because I wasn't sure if it would fix and mess up the Windows files more.

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Disk checking

That's never really come up for me, I usually use Puppy just to verify hardware problems and to run GParted to repartition and format hard drives. I think it would be okay, though.

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