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Alright PCH, lets talk Linux Distros.

#1JudgmenlPosted 10/8/2013 1:46:14 PM
Few years ago I was really into Linux, and used the hell out Ubuntu at the time. Ubuntu blows right now so, I was going to check out a distro, to see if I could get proper Wlan support because my Wireless Adapter has compatibility issues with Linux (r8712u afaik).

What are your suggestions? Not Arch because that's as un-user friendly as you can get.
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#2SinisterSlayPosted 10/8/2013 1:47:39 PM
Did you try the wrapper that allows it to use windows drivers?


Anyways.

My favorite Ubuntu based are Mint and Zorin.
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#3Worknofun370Posted 10/8/2013 1:51:57 PM(edited)
Arch isn't that difficult, and there are without question distros that are much more user un-friendly. BUT it's probably not the right choice for this situation.

Something like Mint or Fedora Core would be your best bet.

Also, ndiswrapper is likely the wrapper program he's talking about. If your NIC doesn't have linux native drivers you'll probably have to use that, and then hope it doesn't suck.
#4a_Wizards_BakerPosted 10/8/2013 1:52:13 PM
Mint.
#5SinisterSlayPosted 10/8/2013 1:53:54 PM
Worknofun370 posted...


Also, ndiswrapper is likely the wrapper program he's talking about. If your NIC doesn't have linux native drivers you'll probably have to use that, and then hope it doesn't suck.


Yeah thats the one, thanks
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#6ChetyrePosted 10/8/2013 2:33:27 PM
gentoo, since you the want the best distro ever, arch
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#7Orestes417Posted 10/8/2013 2:34:11 PM
I'm going to channel the olden days and suggest Mageia.
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#8Digital StormPosted 10/8/2013 2:47:26 PM
I've used Gentoo for the last ten or so years but it's not for everyone.
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#9Orestes417Posted 10/8/2013 2:49:44 PM
To be fair, you've been waiting on KDE to compile for five of those. =P
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#10Judgmenl(Topic Creator)Posted 10/8/2013 3:42:36 PM
Orestes417 posted...
I'm going to channel the olden days and suggest Mageia.


Hey look one I might actually use that doesn't require you to manually configure the entire Operating System like it's the 80s.
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