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What's the best OS/distro if you need something that just

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What's the best OS/distro if you need something that just works and you've got only one hour for the install?
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Win7.
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>>45410092
Windows takes too long to install and boot, OSX is too difficult to install on general hardware, no personal experience with BSD, but there are some very user friendly Linux distributions that can just work. My go-to distro for new users is still xubuntu.
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>>45410114
I doubt you will install Win7 with all the drivers in under an hour.
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>>45410128
Unless you have a toaster you should be able to do so in under or close to an hour. My laptop with am i5 and 8gb of ram does it in around 50 min. and I have driver backups in a usb stick at hand.
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>>45410142
Using an ssd btw.
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>>45410092
gentoo
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>>45410142
Do you rig the update manager to not download the updates twice, or do you use the vanilla version? I mean, if you do you'd be fucked when using a slow internet connection.
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>>45410142
Install yeah, updates hell no. It's incredible how long it takes for windows update to download and install just 700mb of updates
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>>45410124
Anti-Linux troll or liar.
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>>45410092
fedora
not a lot of features out of the box but solid and quick.
>inb4 tips fedora
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>>45410190
>>45410197
Wait that guy never said anything about updates, in that case yeah fuck it it takes at least 3-5 hours with that.
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>>45410220
How good are the fedora repositories?
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>>45410236
what are you planing to do with this build?
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>>45410092
You can install OpenBSD in twenty minute.
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>>45410229
Running Windows 7 without updates is asking for problems though. Wouldn't count that as 'just works'.
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>>45410092
Assuming you have an AMD video card
>x/k/l/ubuntu
>ubuntu unity/gnome
>linux mint
>windows 7 if you know how to find your drivers

If you have nvidia
>windows 7

My experience with nvidia is that a linux install requires you to install with minimal graphics mode, so you need to edit the grub commands from the get go. Then you need to boot into recovery mode manually install the proprietary drivers so that you can you can start X. Pain in the fucking ass. My AMD installs have worked out of the box thusfar.
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Mint
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>>45410266
Should have installed Arch and just go for proprietary drivers during installs, no hassle about it with nVidia card.
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>>45410257
I installed it while blackout drunk last night, and it still only took half an hour. But now I can't remember what the passwords are.
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>>45410202
On my laptop my wifi and lan drivers work out of the box in loonix distros with non free drivers (atheros and marvel) while neither do on windows, making me need the to download them using my loonix partition
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>>45410302
>mfw I made the samre error in my password twice during the install
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>>45410320
I've done that with accounts before.
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>>45410092
>you've got only one hour for the install
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>>45410092
Just instal a pre-rolled win7. Or tiny xp with a driver pack.
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there are USB tings that can flash a dozen computers in under 20 minutes. what's the deal?
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>>45410092
emacs, best OS and editor and everything else
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whats a good os for an old andriod phone if specs are bad?
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>>45410855
gentoo
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>>45410092
Mint
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Cruchbang.
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>>45410894
wifi drivers
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>>45410976
>implying you can't get that working in an hour
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>>45410128
Half an hour actually if you're on an ssd. Which any non poorfag should be by now.
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>>45410313
>(atheros and marvel)
There's your problem, you have shitty hardware.
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>>45410258
Not updating your install media is practically the same as using a linux iso that is 3 years old.
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>>45410092
LFS
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I'd say fedora, because it just writes an image to your harddisk instead of installing each package individually like debian's installer. I think ubuntu does the same though(?)
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>>45410128
>with all the drivers
what the fuck are you talking about? GPU & Chipset driver and you're done. That takes max 5 minutes.
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>>45413268
what if you need to run to another pc to download a driver for the network card (from one of those terrible manufacturer websites)?
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>>45413286
ok + 3min
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>>45413268
>No true Scotsman
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>>45410220
this

source: I just installed it in the time it took me to take a shower and it's the most just werking linux distro I've ever used
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>everyone here implying it's not xubuntu
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>>45413356
ubuntu desktop is sad now and gnome is not shit anymore so you don't need to use a deprecated DE
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>>45410092
Arch with KDE
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Debian / Ubuntu.
It just werks.
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>>45410257
5 minutes for the entire OS.
A bit longer for the packages, depending on how many you want, and how fast your connection is.
For me that's about 15 minutes, including time to boot the CD, and final reboot.

>>45410302
boot -s at the boot prompt, then vipw to set blank root password, then passwd to change it to something you want.
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That depends. If it's a workstation, Slackware. If it's a router or a server, OpenBSD.
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Android
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>>45414440
I thought *BSD was secure.
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>>45410128
Simple, have no peripherals whatsoever
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>>45414710
The moment you have unlimited physical access to the console, it's game over no matter what OS. If you don't like that, password protect your BIOS and use a military grade lockable case with sensors, security camera, guards, robots, sharks with lasers, and build your data center inside gas chamber.

Basically you take as many steps as necessary to protect your system. How far you go depends on the damage an intruder can potentially do. For some people, just encrypting their sensitive data is enough (in case computer gets stolen).
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>>45413268
>what the fuck are you talking about? GPU & Chipset driver and you're done.

When I installed windows I had no optical disk drive, USB, sdcard, bluetooth, wifi, ethernet and various other AMD (not GPU related) drivers.
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>>45414954
>>45414954
Wtf did you windows on? Your toaster oven?
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>>45410092
Manjaro
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Yellow dog
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Xubuntu.
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