Advice needed

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Richard
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Advice needed

Rights then, I'm looking at a distro to use on my home system with the plan of replacing Windows 7 eventually if I can do everything I need to.  I have used Linux in the past but haven't really used it for quite a while so am somewhat out of the loop.  In the past I had always used Gnome but from what I have seen and heard Gnome 3 is pretty useless and I have never been a KDE fan as Gnome just worked for me.  I have had a look at Unity and immediately discarded it as being a complete pile of junk so that leaves me wondering where I should go.

Does anyone therefore have any suggestions for a polished XFCE based distro that has good support and is not too bleeding edge as I want stability and not have to spend most of my time tinkering with.

wizeone
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might check out SolusOS @ 

might check out SolusOS @  http://solusos.com/ .  Doortodoorgeek seems to swear by it. from what he has said it gets out of your way and just lets you do what you need to without interfering.

 

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Richard
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Thank you for the suggestion

Thank you for the suggestion I'll have a look at it and see what its like...... if it is using Gnome 2 then we may be onto a winner.

Richard
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A bit of a disappointment

Just installed SolusOS 1.1 and yes it does look good and seems on the surface to be all that i need but it will not let me install the Nivdia drivers for my GTX260 either closed source or the open source drivers and I cannot install my wireless printer HP Photosmart 5510 so it looks like I'm back to searching.

Seth
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Have you tried Mint?

I am running Linux Mint on one of my netbooks.  I switched to if after the latest Ubuntu seemed to drop that particular wireless driver out of the mix.  I like it.  And as a bonus, you can burn it to a usb stick using pen drive linux and try it without wiping your system.

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