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Originally posted by trickykid I'd have to agree with bolinux on this one. You should explain and backup your reasoning to start a new person only use to opr coming from Windows systems onto Slackware...
Why? He just asked for a suggestion of distribution to use, not an explanation of why.
Post constructive posts,
It was constructive. He asked a question and I answered it.
Stop the bickering and move on. But he did clarify after you posted just "Slackware", then you responded with just a "Slackware" in another post. That shows disrespect and being non-constructive.
Lets make my last post regarding this issue and move on. If either of you want to continue this argument, feel free to email me. Other than that, any more peeps of any bickering, I will have this thread closed. You have been warned.
Slackware is a good solid distro, but maybe not so great for Windows-dependent people. Lindows and Lycoris are more suited for this task and are not 'bad' distros. I started with slack 8.1 and it was a task to say the least, but after working and getting problems solved, it works great. (Okay, I still have a few problems, but it's okay.)
KneeLess, I wanted a distro for WINDOWS USERS. Slackware is not for people who don't know how to use the computer very well. Thanks to other helpful people I now know that lycoris or lindows or mandrake is the way to go for a begginer.
Should I try mandrake with my teachers computer? He is not the most computer literate as they come but he can certainly ask me setting anything up. He likes microsoft office so I guess that he would want crossover office. After that all he needs is internet and he's all set.