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Old 06-27-2007, 03:15 AM   #1
moodly
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Question Easiest Version


Hi,
As a total newcomer to Linux and a user of the dreaded Windows OS,I would like to know which or what is the easiest version to install to be able to learn the basics of Linux.
Thks,
 
Old 06-27-2007, 03:23 AM   #2
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Hi and welcome to LO.

This question is asked a lot (see simlar threads below)

you should have a look at the top ten distros at http://distrowatch.com.
and aslo try this distro chooser http://www.zegeniestudios.net/ldc/

other than that, why not just try Ubuntu , you can download a live-cd and run it directly from the CD - no need to install

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Old 06-27-2007, 07:32 AM   #3
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I'd say go with Ubuntu. It looks good, it's based on Debian, and it has a very newbie-friendly community and is popular so it's easy to get help.

Check out the wiki too, it has lots of useful information.

https://help.ubuntu.com/

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/

Good luck.
 
Old 06-27-2007, 07:40 AM   #4
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The link below may be helpful....
 
Old 06-28-2007, 07:38 AM   #5
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You can go for Knoppix too... (other than Ubuntu). I think...
I started with Knoppix. It is based on debian (correct me if i am wrong..)
You can download it from here
Live CD is good. But I dont think it is a good one to install and use.

Ubuntu(GNOME version) Kubuntu(KDE version) two simple versions to insall and use. You can either download or request free CDs from here.
 
  


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