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[quote=Fred] There are many different distros, as you say, and this is a good thing. The different architectures improve Linux security. There is no "Linux", only a shared Linux Kernel. This makes serial hacking difficult and not worthwhile - you don't know what you are hacking. So there are no viruses for Linux existent, a virus scanner is not necessary and also not included in most distros. Even a firewall is not a must, if you connect to the net via a router. Nevertheless you should never work as root (admin), but always as a simple user, to avoid unnecessary risks. Which distro you prefer is actually a matter of taste. Cdlinux CE is surprisingly complete, but it has no own repository, to add more applications from, it is mainly a live cd distro, as the name says. The big distros for install all have repositories, from where you can easily add programs. The most popular distro for private users is Ubuntu. It has the Gnome desktop, but there is also Kubuntu with the KDE desktop and Xubuntu with the lighter Xfce desktop. Mint is an Ubuntu derivative, and uses the same repositories. Its advantage is, that proprietary codecs and mp3 and dvd libraries are already included, while Ubuntu and most of the big distros have not included them out of the box for legal reasons, although it is no problem for a user to add them himself from the repository of unfree apps. Mint has also forks with KDE or Xfce desktops. Both Ubuntu and Mint are based on Debian and use .deb packages to install libraries and apps. Debian Lenny itself and also Sidux (based on Debian Sid) and Mepis are also very good choices. Fedora is the free version of Red Hat, which is the preferred distro in commercial use. It uses .rpm packages, as well as openSuse and Mandriva. PCLinosOS uses .rpm packages as well, but installs the with apt. All these distros are also good and apt for newcomers. Sabayon is interesting for Linux gamers, it has many games included. It is a Gentoo derivative, preconfigured to make it easier for normal users, but as in Gentoo you cannot simply download new applications, but their source code has to be compiled by the user everytime. Musix and Ubuntu Studio contain multimedia apps for audio, video and graphics enthusiasts. Medibuntu is a repository to install a Mediacenter for TVcards, video and sound. The mentioned distros are by far not the only good ones. There are many smaller distros which may be the best for your needs. Go to Distrowatch : http://www.distrowatch.com where most distros are listed and described. All these distros have live CDs or DVDs, and I would download and check several of them, before installing. Most of times all of them work well with the existing hardware, but you can never be sure of that. If the live CD works with every component, the installed distro will too, at least almost always. Fred[/quote]
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