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Old 07-09-2006, 12:19 AM   #1
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Question Distribution choice for a begginer


Interested in Linux but being as i bombed my Programming class,(currently pursuing my BS in Computer Systems) since i was confused with using variables and unclear about the different languages. I noticed that Linux uses alot of programming, how would i be able to use Linux while i'm oblivious to programming. Aside from that which version would make the easiest transition from Windows to Linux, i was considering Linspire but not sure if it would be right for me.
 
Old 07-09-2006, 12:35 AM   #2
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You don't need to be a programmer to use linux. Rather than pay for Linspire which from what I hear isn't the best, I'm gonna suggest either Mandriva or Ubuntu. Suse is good but 10.1 was a pretty average release so if you want to try that, go v10 and then update to v10.2 once it goes gold.
 
Old 07-09-2006, 01:16 AM   #3
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I use Linux and am oblivious to programming.

You don't need to program to install and use a Linux distro--that's the distro developers' job.

To find the distro that's right for you, take this quiz:
http://www.zegeniestudios.net/ldc/
 
Old 07-09-2006, 11:33 AM   #4
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Yes. I recommend the distro quiz as well.
Although personally I keep going back to SUSE no matter what other distro I try.
 
Old 07-09-2006, 02:32 PM   #5
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in Distributions and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves. I have also changed the title to a more meaningful one.
 
Old 07-09-2006, 04:56 PM   #6
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Distro quiz helped alot thanks, currently downloading Ubuntu.See how it goes from there.
 
Old 07-10-2006, 06:18 PM   #7
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How stong is your machine? Try Ubuntu or Xandros. Dont go Mandriva - it is a French crap and has terrible HW support.
 
Old 07-11-2006, 10:15 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by kozuch82
How stong is your machine? Try Ubuntu or Xandros. Dont go Mandriva - it is a French crap and has terrible HW support.

That's a bit debatable..
I'm reporting this, lest it becomes another distrowar.
 
Old 07-11-2006, 11:22 AM   #9
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//Moderator.note: @kozuch82: please clean up your reply. Stating something is "French crap" isn't a particularly sound argument. Either come up with qualitatively good arguments or don't post. TIA
 
  


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