Posted by: Anonymous
on November 23, 2008 07:31 PM
1. It's good to have a choice. That's why we have so many opinions here
2. This choice is absolutely necessary because of so many possible hardware options. It is hard for Linux (and for Vista) to keep up with so many new devices. It is often a matter of luck which Linux distribution works on which hardware
3. So if you want to find what works and what you like, burn about 10 live CDs of different Linux distributions and try them out. Which is what I did.
4. Mepis 7 was the best one. May be Ubuntu works better for other people with a different taste, different hardware and different usage. For me Ubuntu did not work at all. It was impossible to configure the keyboard. Besides, gedit is very primitive. The Ubuntu forum is huge, but no one responds. Mepis forum is small and cozy and you do get responses to your problems.