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Old 06-10-2007, 08:42 AM   #16
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Very good points. Something that i had overlooked. I think slackware is fine for people to use who dont mind having to do some reasearch and spending time to fix a problem.
But as this computer will be used everyday by varing people who just want it to work, then without a lot of time spent configuring by the system admin, Slack wouldn't be the way to go.
 
Old 06-10-2007, 08:57 AM   #17
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So, the consensus is Slackware or Xubuntu right ? B/C i think i can put up with the little rat i have used Xubuntu, and i think XCFE is fine, and really is simple... so I will probably go with that... but just for doing good research sakes, I downloaded Vector Linux last night, b/c i found it on google or something, and the vector linux page advertised it to be fast, the DVD though is 1.2 GB, (Not the smallest thing ever)... how does Vector compare to other distros for the purpose i stated at the beginning of this thread?
 
Old 06-10-2007, 09:09 AM   #18
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With Debian, I run KDE just fine on computers with as little as 128megs of RAM. Below 128megs, I'd avoid KDE. But 256megs is plenty.
 
Old 06-10-2007, 09:23 AM   #19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mitchell7man
So, the consensus is Slackware or Xubuntu right ? B/C i think i can put up with the little rat i have used Xubuntu, and i think XCFE is fine, and really is simple... so I will probably go with that... but just for doing good research sakes, I downloaded Vector Linux last night, b/c i found it on google or something, and the vector linux page advertised it to be fast, the DVD though is 1.2 GB, (Not the smallest thing ever)... how does Vector compare to other distros for the purpose i stated at the beginning of this thread?
I would recommend you Xubuntu. I wouldn't use VectorLINUX as it does not have a very large support base.

With Xubuntu or slack, the support base is huge (especially for Slack)
 
Old 06-10-2007, 01:23 PM   #20
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Theme.

Steal a theme and get rid of the rat if thats all the bugs you . With people not used to linux, kubuntu might be your best choice with the boon that you are already familiar with ubuntu as previously stated. Been a while since i played with kubuntu but you actually can loose the rat .
 
Old 06-10-2007, 01:51 PM   #21
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Ok, I think I'll go with Xubuntu... but does anyone know more about how to get rid of the rat, ... it may sound funny or weird, but I don't think the rat makes Linux look very official, or serious, as I don't want to turn people off of linux....
 
Old 06-10-2007, 01:55 PM   #22
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Good choice with Xubuntu. But you should get rid of that rat.

I am afraid i dont have enough experience with Xubuntu so cannot help you with this problem


Tom
 
Old 06-10-2007, 02:10 PM   #23
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Maybe tommorrow will I can look at it.

Think you can change it with one of the theme managers or KDE manager settings.
 
Old 06-10-2007, 02:59 PM   #24
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Maybie changing the theme?
 
Old 06-11-2007, 03:29 PM   #25
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um it uses XCFE, i have gone through the themes, but none excludes the xubuntu logo :P so where can i download a theme for XCFE?
 
Old 06-11-2007, 03:46 PM   #26
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Try http://xfce-look.org/

I have not used it myself
 
Old 06-11-2007, 03:58 PM   #27
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Use what you want, but for me, I like to get a regular system and tailor it to my needs, not try and set it up and read a freakin tutorial on setting the OS up. Slack may be stable once up, but installation and configuration are extremely problematic.
 
Old 06-11-2007, 05:29 PM   #28
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What install problems have you had with Slackware?
 
Old 06-14-2007, 10:35 AM   #29
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Definitely check out Vector Linux ... if you don't like that, Xubuntu.
 
Old 06-15-2007, 05:41 PM   #30
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For ease of use for windows users I would recommend two and half distros

No. 1 - Puppy Linux 2.15CE. Lightning Fast and Straight forward to use.

Or

No. 2 Mepis Linux 6.5 Its easy to use and setup plus easy transition for windows users. If you want it to be a little more light weight get AntiX Mepis 6.5 it uses IceWM instead of KDE.

Your hardware will run it fine. I have a 333Mhz / 192Mb Ram Box running it and it copes ok.
www.mepis.org
 
  


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