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A SelectSmart.com Computers Selector by jalu, created August 2010.
If you're interested in Linux, but you're not sure which distro would fit you best, perhaps answering these questions will help. Good luck! Disclaimer.
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The first selector question is below.


1. Is it important to you that your OS be available for many architectures (i386, AMD64, PPC, ARM, etc)?
Prioritize your choice above:
High Medium Low

2. Do you prefer a GUI over a CLI?
Prioritize your choice above:
High Medium Low

3. Linux aside, do you prefer Mac over Windows?
Prioritize your choice above:
High Medium Low

4. Do you know how to manually partition a hard drive?
Prioritize your choice above:
High Medium Low

5. Are you familiar with the command line?
Prioritize your choice above:
High Medium Low

6. Do you have a 64-bit processor?
Prioritize your choice above:
High Medium Low

7. Is Free Software particularly important to you?
Prioritize your choice above:
High Medium Low

8. In your opinion, is Patrick Volkerding "The Man?"
Prioritize your choice above:
High Medium Low

9. Do you need dependency resolution?
Prioritize your choice above:
High Medium Low

10. Is it important to you that everything "just works" once you've installed the OS?
Prioritize your choice above:
High Medium Low

11. Would you prefer that your OS be free (as in, of no cost to you)?
Prioritize your choice above:
High Medium Low

12. Is it important to you that your OS contain a Live CD/DVD?
Prioritize your choice above:
High Medium Low

13. Is it important to you that your OS can run on machines with 100MB of space or less?
Prioritize your choice above:
High Medium Low

14. Regarding desktop environments, do you prefer the KDE SC over Gnome?
Prioritize your choice above:
High Medium Low

15. Would you like to design every aspect of your OS, from the ground up?
Prioritize your choice above:
High Medium Low

16. Is it important to you that your OS be as "UNIX-like" as possible?
Prioritize your choice above:
High Medium Low

17. In your opinion, is stability more important than bleeding edge?
Prioritize your choice above:
High Medium Low

18. Do you often find you need to use proprietary software (like MP3, FLV, AVI, NVidia drivers, etc)?
Prioritize your choice above:
High Medium Low

19. Is it important to you that proprietary software be included in your OS without additional installation?
Prioritize your choice above:
High Medium Low

20. Would you rather your OS have no way of adding proprietary software without doing some serious hacking?
Prioritize your choice above:
High Medium Low

21. Do you need to be able to play the newest and coolest computer games?
Prioritize your choice above:
High Medium Low

22. Would you prefer a community-driven OS?
Prioritize your choice above:
High Medium Low

23. Would you like a commercially-backed OS?
Prioritize your choice above:
High Medium Low

24. Is it important to you that others think the OS you use is cool?
Prioritize your choice above:
High Medium Low

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