reply to post by Tygart
I suggest using a "live cd" version of whatever you might like.
It loads into your memory (at start up). It gives you a good feel for the os.
you DO NOT have to partition a drive!
If you dont like it....log out, let the system reboot, at the POST, remove the disk and use it as a frisbee!
Its a great way to try it before you do all of the trouble of formating ect.
I tend toward the KDE interface. Its a little nicer than gnome imho.
I think of most distro's as vanilla ice cream with different toppings. Its still vanilla but it has different flavors added so its different....but
The one thing I have used live cd's for is a "rescue" for trashed window installs. If you have data that must be retrieved, you can do so. If you
have dual burners, one will have the distro and you can save the "lost" data to the other.
I really cant explain kde vs gnome. Im not well versed enough with linux. For me its always been more of a curiosity.
edit on 20/4/11 by
felonius because: add