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Windows 7: Best Linux Distro to dual boot

14 Aug 2011   #11
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 / Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Hm.. Fedora is not bad. I'll say you Ubuntu or Fedora. They are both good. I have dual boot with Ubuntu 11.04 and it runs good.
Edit:
If you are new to Linux,then Ubuntu is the best for you.
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14 Aug 2011   #12
MaxPayne

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I say Ubuntu but like Stalker said Fedora is good too...
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14 Aug 2011   #13
Integrity

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I really do like that Fedora is really secure and all, but I like the power you get from Slackware or Gentoo. How secure is Slackware and Gentoo?
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15 Aug 2011   #14
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 / Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I haven't used that two distros...
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15 Aug 2011   #15
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Integrity View Post
How secure is Slackware and Gentoo?
As secure as you can make any of them really. not sure about out of the box.
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16 Aug 2011   #16
Integrity

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah, I think I am gonna try out Slackware. Thanks for all of your guys help!
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16 Aug 2011   #17
bug67

Windows 7 X64 Professional
 
 

Any reason why you chose Slackware? From what I've read (haven't tried it myself) it's one of the harder distros to set up. Lots of compiling. Not "out of the box friendly." Same with Gentoo as well. Out of the 3 distress you mentioned, Fedora is by far the most "out of the box friendly." I have tried it.

If you are just looking for a "different than Windows" experience, any Linux distro will provide that. However, if you're just starting out, I would mirror others' opinions and go with Ubuntu, Fedora, or Mint. Others that might be worth a look are PCLinuxOS and Zorin OS.

Although I currently don't dual-boot, I am running Linux Mint 10 (Julia) on two different machines. Best Linux distro I've used to date. YMMV.
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02 Apr 2013   #18
gordie

both 32 and 64
 
 
wireless Adaptors

Try Ubuntu 12.10 I had no problems with wireless it picked it up right away more so then W7 I had to install the drivers in windows
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03 Apr 2013   #19
bigseb

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bug67 View Post
Any reason why you chose Slackware? From what I've read (haven't tried it myself) it's one of the harder distros to set up. Lots of compiling. Not "out of the box friendly." Same with Gentoo as well. Out of the 3 distress you mentioned, Fedora is by far the most "out of the box friendly." I have tried it.

If you are just looking for a "different than Windows" experience, any Linux distro will provide that. However, if you're just starting out, I would mirror others' opinions and go with Ubuntu, Fedora, or Mint. Others that might be worth a look are PCLinuxOS and Zorin OS.

Although I currently don't dual-boot, I am running Linux Mint 10 (Julia) on two different machines. Best Linux distro I've used to date. YMMV.
As Bug67 says.

Personally I love the look of Fedora but have found it to be buggy, or rather not-working-100%-out-the-box. In the end I always go back to Mint which I have been using ever since Ubuntu switched to Unity. Currently I am running Nadia which I am very happy with. Kubuntu is another flavour I enjoy.

If I had the time, patience and bandwidth I'd probably go with either Fedora or openSUSE though.

Played around with slackware but it just didn't seem very polished. And Zorin I would gladly pay money for; it looks amazing.
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