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Old 08-04-2006, 12:05 AM   #1
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most user friendly


what is the most user friendly linux distro out there? maybe for someone like a grandmother to use, cause can't afford to buy Windows.

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Old 08-04-2006, 12:09 AM   #2
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Its all in the eye of the beholder. Try several and pick the one you like best. Some good ones to start with are:

Fedora
Ubuntu
Linspire
 
Old 08-04-2006, 12:18 AM   #3
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I'd add Mepis to the list..not a fan myself, but some say it is "easy to use"
 
Old 08-04-2006, 02:41 AM   #4
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tsunami_imcool ,

try the Linux distro Chooser:

http://www.zegeniestudios.net/ldc/

here are a few of my favorites:

Kubuntu
http://www.kubuntu.org/

Mandriva
http://frontal2.mandriva.com/en/downloads/mirrors

Knoppix
http://iso.linuxquestions.org/distro.php?distro=5

PCLinuxOS
http://www.pclinuxonline.com/pclos/html/download.html

This is the distro I use and recommend, Why because it works right out of the box. No need to configure Everything, everything just works. It also comes as a 1 CD install that is a live CD that you can install later if you wish.

BeatrIX
http://www.watsky.net/download.html

Mephis
http://www.mepis.org/

Everything you will ever need on 1 CD. Hardware detection is exelent, as is the feel and look of the distro

hope this Helps,

Jake
 
Old 08-11-2006, 11:05 AM   #5
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I'd say ubuntu/kubuntu are the easiest to run.
 
  


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