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What Linux Distribution should i use?

Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 21:58
by Bitterman
Hi this is my first day on a linux system after 3 days of downloding various distrubutions.
The first one i got working was Debian gnome linux but in it i couldnt install firefox without typing text commands. bye.
Mandriva 2008.1
Firefox from start and I moved to getting Quake2 operational. Like hell. Im doing something wrong or my mandriva install is corrupt or its simply wrong distribution. The quake2.glib.tar.gz.run will not work. rpm files dont work unless they are specifically mandriva. it took 5 hours installing but im ready to format c: right now. if quake2 dont work its not what im looking for.
So What distro should I choose to have loki Installers being in there natural environment? or the quake2 files from ftp idgames?

Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:27
by kratz00
Hi Bitterman,

we are not a Linux support center :)
You could try the latest Ubuntu which is known to be very beginner-friendly.
What did you do to get Quake2 installed?

Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 19:56
by Bitterman
ok Ubuntu.

Failed installs.
I tried Kubuntu 4 days ago it made kernel panic
Damn Small Linux 4.4.10 Yeay worked but wtf for?
PCLinuxOS minime 2008 - cost money?
PCLinuxOS 2007 - cost money?
Xubuntu jaunty alternate ?
Mandriva One 2009 kde4 - cost money?
Mandriva One 2007 Gnome - cost money?

"Succesful" Installs.
Debian GNU/Linux Gnome - no firefox fkn idiots.
Mandriva Free Spring 2008.1 - no q2, no cdrom

I have not got q2 working in any linux yet.
Ive played q2 since 1998 in windows95/98/NT4/98se/win2k/winXP

Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 21:55
by kratz00
Then stick to Windows, nobody is forcing you to use Linux.

Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 12:34
by Bitterman
Microsoft is forcing me to try linux.
i have 3 older pc that need os. And since i cant afford buying xp or vista to them i was looking into linux. Having great expectations since mr Torvald been on tv braging about linux abilty to run q2 windowed simultaneously with 3-4 other applications effortless.

Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 21:25
by kratz00
What do you need three old pcs for man?

Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 22:55
by Bitterman
If I urgently need to access my mail or my bank account to pay bills or something and my regular pc decides to break down in the exact wrong moment a backup pc ready to go would be very needed and very god to have. In the past I have helped friends without any pc at all get hold of cheap pc. If i can get the ones im putting togheter from old parts working good with linux I can give 2 of them away for free. If I have to buy windows xp its not worth it. Then u be better off buying a new pc with vista or xp then spending insane amount on buying os for old pc.

Posted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 10:09
by kratz00
Good luck finding the 'right' Linux distribution for your needs.

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