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View Poll Results: what is the most user-friendly linux
Mandrake 8 20.51%
suse 7 17.95%
ubuntu 3 7.69%
mepis 0 0%
red hat 1 2.56%
fedora 6 15.38%
xandros 0 0%
slack ware 8 20.51%
other 3 7.69%
windows xp 3 7.69%
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Old 01-26-2005, 04:36 PM   #1
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Poll On User-friendly Versions Of Linux


GO AHEAD AND VOTE
 
Old 01-26-2005, 04:50 PM   #2
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my vote goes to other, and that will be Gentoo Linux, the most user friendly i have seen, and used.
 
Old 01-26-2005, 05:04 PM   #3
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my vote goes to other, and that will be Gentoo Linux, the most user friendly i have seen, and used.
I agree, but I think it's not that user friendly when just starting with linux. Btw, as I am posting this you have exactly 1337 posts :P
 
Old 01-26-2005, 05:19 PM   #4
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I think Mandrake its pretty easy to start with. Simple installation and user friendly. only drawback, you have to subscribe to get updates or so I'm told.
 
Old 01-26-2005, 05:23 PM   #5
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user-friendly ? that's Slackware....

btw. what's this xp-thingy doing in a list of " Linux distros " ?

egag
 
Old 01-26-2005, 05:44 PM   #6
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omg gentoox and slackware user friendly ? sheesh what planet are you boys from.

its either fedora 3 or suse.

incase you have forgotten user friendly is the easiest to use for both newbs and advanced users. mostly newbs.

mandrake suse fedora core 3 they all install the exact same way.

slackware and gentoox on the otherhand, unless you know how to run the install from a command prompt your screwed.

userfriendly people not elite friendly
 
Old 01-26-2005, 06:33 PM   #7
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hmm.. xp is not user friendly, it is idiot friendly.

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Old 01-26-2005, 06:35 PM   #8
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yeah and you just remember where linux got ever thing it ever created....

W I N D O W S

if it didnt why is linux a windows "alternative"
linux creators didnt create everything in linux from scratch they stole it from the way windows looks, operates, and handles things.
 
Old 01-26-2005, 06:58 PM   #9
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yeah and you just remember where linux got ever thing it ever created....

W I N D O W S

if it didnt why is linux a windows "alternative"
linux creators didnt create everything in linux from scratch they stole it from the way windows looks, operates, and handles things.
great way to start a flame-war.

so you don't know who started with an onscreen desktop ?
well..that was Apple ( Macintosh i presume.... ).

btw. : using the keyboard rather then the mouse is very good to prevent RSI.
and " user friendly " doesn't mean in any way " newbie friendly ".

( just like two side-wheels on a bike are very good for starters but not for bikers ...... )

egag
 
Old 01-26-2005, 07:06 PM   #10
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and what's linux got to do with the window managers anyway D:
 
Old 01-26-2005, 07:21 PM   #11
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Oh dear ... another one of *THOSE* ...

Moved to General where it will hopefully vanish
 
Old 01-26-2005, 08:19 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by V_LESTAT
yeah and you just remember where linux got ever thing it ever created....

W I N D O W S

if it didnt why is linux a windows "alternative"
linux creators didnt create everything in linux from scratch they stole it from the way windows looks, operates, and handles things.
And Microsoft took the mouse interface from Xerox and the gui from Apple. MS didnt invent those either. But its not appropriate to say Linux developers stole anything. If thats the case then MS owes everything it has to Xerox and Apple. MS didnt steal anything and Linux developers didnt steal anything, They just took something and made it better respectively.

Actually I just found this interesting article:
http://www.sitepoint.com/article/real-history-gui/4

You must know this is gonna be a flameathon.

Last edited by BajaNick; 01-26-2005 at 08:27 PM.
 
Old 01-26-2005, 08:35 PM   #13
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EZ...Suse 9.2 pro, gets my vote
 
Old 01-27-2005, 07:02 AM   #14
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hey u guys were talikin about linux copycatting windows, well, if you think open office (great program) is a copycat of msoffice, it dont really matter, cuz msoffice is a direct copycat of wordperfect.

so w/e

ALK360

tact is after all a kind of mind-reading
 
Old 01-27-2005, 07:30 AM   #15
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Quote:
Originally posted by V_LESTAT
yeah and you just remember where linux got ever thing it ever created....

W I N D O W S

if it didnt why is linux a windows "alternative"
linux creators didnt create everything in linux from scratch they stole it from the way windows looks, operates, and handles things.
http://www.li.org/linuxhistory.php

may i remind you that alternative is different from clone.

a train is an alternative to an aeroplane.

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