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by lvtocode / May 2, 2007 1:37 AM PDT

I am new to Linux and was wondering, which Operating system would be best for doing a lot of computer programming and working with wireless?

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I'm having fair luck with PCLinuxOS TR4
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 2, 2007 1:53 AM PDT

For wireless the NDISWRAPPER is doing fine and for programming I used SYNAPTIC to go get the rest of KDEVELOP.


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by lvtocode / May 2, 2007 2:36 AM PDT

TAHNKS! for the advice. It is much appreciated.

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Just tried Kubuntu 7.04;
by ahtoi / May 2, 2007 3:22 AM PDT

Don't know how it is with wireless but it had no problem finding my dsl connection at all. I am ALMOST putting it up there with Mandriva or Suse. This one is a lot better than the previous version of Ubuntu I have tried.

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by 3rdalbum / May 5, 2007 1:21 AM PDT

Basically, any Linux distribution with decent repositories will be able to fulfill those needs.

Are you looking for something easy to use and full-featured, Or fast? Or extremely tweakable?

Here are the distrowatch weekly listings in terms of page hits, but I've deleted the ones which are unlikely to have many programming-related packages available for them (or poor wireless).

1 Ubuntu 2878=
2 openSUSE 2012<
3 PCLinuxOS 1634>
4 Fedora 1439<
5 MEPIS 1228<
6 Debian 1125>
7 Mandriva 984<
8 Sabayon 933>
9 Mint 787>
14 Gentoo 574=
15 Kubuntu 500=
18 Vector 463=

I haven't tried all those distributions, but generally since you're a newcomer I wouldn't recommend anything Slackware-based or Gentoo-based. Too difficult for recent Windows converts.

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