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#76
I recommend Ubuntu. It sped up my Dell Latitude D630 with very similar specs up a TON. One word of advise: Give your boot partition at LEAST 1GB, also get 64bit for better app support
 
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#77
Depending on what IBM does with redhat, I beleive the future is either them or CentOS, For a windows user, non acustomed to linux, I'd say Mint is the way to go. If you're a developer, I'd say go Debian, if you're paranoid go OpenBSD, and for educational purposes go Zorin OS.
 
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#78
Depending on what IBM does with redhat, I beleive the future is either them or CentOS
I could see that happening too. Depending on if they "Blue-ify" it or keep it Red. The Linux world actually kind of needs something like that. There's a gazillion distros out there, and funnily, all of them are consumer and hobbyist oriented in their branding approach. They still ARE very serious operating systems, but branding is everything. None of them really scream "this is serious shit" like UNIX does.
 
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#79
Depending on what IBM does with redhat, I beleive the future is either them or CentOS, For a windows user, non acustomed to linux, I'd say Mint is the way to go. If you're a developer, I'd say go Debian, if you're paranoid go freeBSD, and for educational purposes go Zorin OS.
There's really no right choice in the Linux world, only exploration. I.e. you say developers are best served by Debian. I'm a developer and what I hate most is stale packages - so I went Arch.
But Mint is indeed a good choice if you're only familiar with Windows. KDE Neon is also a fine choice.
 
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well, even during windows 7, the most pirated copy was ultimate version. Home is good, pro is an upgrade, then another upgrade, then another until you reach entreprise level. I beleive both CentOS and IBM will go enterprise route, so might aswell get aquinted with thos OS'es..

@bug I find Debian good for filtering out bad packages and only the proper stuff coming out on top.
 
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well, even during windows 7, the most pirated copy was ultimate version. Home is good, pro is an upgrade, then another upgrade, then another until you reach entreprise level. I beleive both CentOS and IBM will go enterprise route, so might aswell get aquinted with thos OS'es..

@bug I find Debian good foor filtering out bad packages and only the proper stuff coming out on top.
That's... just wrong.
The version of Windows being pirated has nothing to do with how RedHat uses Fedora as a testbed for RHEL or why CentOS is with us.
 
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What I wanted to say, is that users want the biggest upgrade possible, and enterprise level is it. A home user doesn't want home edition, he wants ultimate.

I wonder what will Oracle acquire.
 
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What I wanted to say, is that users want the biggest upgrade possible, and enterprise level is it. A home user doesn't want home edition, he wants ultimate.
Sure, when they can get those for free. When they have to pay and they actually start paying attention to the features they don't use, that quickly changes.
 
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I still don't know anyone who transfered from ultimate to home edition, either they get it cuz they need it, or because "it's the best phone"...
 
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What I wanted to say, is that users want the biggest upgrade possible, and enterprise level is it. A home user doesn't want home edition, he wants ultimate.

I wonder what will Oracle acquire.
They've already got Sun/Solaris, as well as their own Linux. Doesn't look like they put much thought into their distro though
(or Solaris anymore, for that matter).
 
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They've already got Sun/Solaris, as well as their own Linux. Doesn't look like they put much thought into their distro though
(or Solaris anymore, for that matter).
God works in misterious ways :D
 
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They've already got Sun/Solaris, as well as their own Linux. Doesn't look like they put much thought into their distro though
(or Solaris anymore, for that matter).
Now that you've mentioned it, Oracle Linux is largely RHEL. I wonder how that will fare.
 
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What I wanted to say, is that users want the biggest upgrade possible, and enterprise level is it. A home user doesn't want home edition, he wants ultimate
That's an assumption on two levels. First, Windows Enterprise editions are not focused on what the average user needs and with Windows 10, Home is a perfectly useful version. Second, Only elitists wanted Ultimate when it was availible, the general users were happy with Home as it had everything most end users needed.

Now that you've mentioned it, Oracle Linux is largely RHEL. I wonder how that will fare.
Actually, IIRC Oracle Linux is based on Fedora, which will not be changing much if at all.
 
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Have you tried Tumbleweed?
I had to Google it. Is that just a current build of Suse or a new project? I have used Suse off and on over the years though. edit: Oh, rolling releases..
 
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Have you tried Tumbleweed?
Nope, Arch is good enough for the time being. Though in hindsight I should have went with a derivative like Manjaro or something.
 
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Mint installs in a few minutes. IIRC, Tumbleweed took around an hour. (I was in a hurry for the last WCG challenge, realized that I was in over my head (could not find BOINC in the software manager) and ended up installing Mint Xfce faster than it would have taken me to figure out the terminal commands needed:laugh:) Still a noob.
 
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