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Created August 2010.
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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!
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1. Is it important to you that your OS be available for many architectures (i386, AMD64, PPC, ARM, etc)?
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2. Do you prefer a GUI over a CLI?
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3. Linux aside, do you prefer Mac over Windows?
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4. Do you know how to manually partition a hard drive?
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5. Are you familiar with the command line?
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6. Do you have a 64-bit processor?
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7. Is Free Software particularly important to you?
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8. In your opinion, is Patrick Volkerding "The Man?"
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9. Do you need dependency resolution?
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10. Is it important to you that everything "just works" once you've installed the OS?
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11. Would you prefer that your OS be free (as in, of no cost to you)?
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12. Is it important to you that your OS contain a Live CD/DVD?
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13. Is it important to you that your OS can run on machines with 100MB of space or less?
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14. Regarding desktop environments, do you prefer the KDE SC over Gnome?
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15. Would you like to design every aspect of your OS, from the ground up?
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16. Is it important to you that your OS be as "UNIX-like" as possible?
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17. In your opinion, is stability more important than bleeding edge?
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18. Do you often find you need to use proprietary software (like MP3, FLV, AVI, NVidia drivers, etc)?
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19. Is it important to you that proprietary software be included in your OS without additional installation?
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20. Would you rather your OS have no way of adding proprietary software without doing some serious hacking?
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21. Do you need to be able to play the newest and coolest computer games?
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22. Would you prefer a community-driven OS?
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23. Would you like a commercially-backed OS?
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24. Is it important to you that others think the OS you use is cool?
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