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What's the quickest distro to get up and running with? [closed]

What's the quickest distro to get up and running with? [closed]

For my work laptop, I think I'm going to make the switch to linux from Windows XP. There are a couple of things I need:

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Guest [Entry]

"If you're used to Ubuntu, then use Ubuntu.

Also, any distribution that's modern and up-to-date are pretty standard in what they offer. The big thing that sets them apart however, are the package managers. Red Hat based distros use RPM packages and Yum-based repositories, and Debian/Ubuntu based distros use deb packages and apt.

Personally, I prefer Debian based distros. If you have doubts, there is a quiz you can take that will recommend the best distro according to your needs. http://www.zegeniestudios.net/ldc/"
Guest [Entry]

"Newer releases of Ubuntu are amazing for getting set up quickly. Download, burn, run Wubi, and 20 minutes or so later you have a working install. Ubuntu puts a high priority on making itself easy to install and remove and is designed to ""just work"" as much as possible, without dropping to the command line.

Ubuntu Server is also great for setting up common server roles (mail, LAMP, etc.) with scripts that set up roles on installation/first boot."