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Old 09-03-2007, 05:30 PM   #1
nightsider
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help this frustrated n00b


I all Iím pretty new to Linux so this is a question Iím hoping you will be able to answer here.

I have asked this question on the OCC forums and since they arenít a dedicated Linux forum I didnít get much help.

Basically I am after the following things from a Linux distro
  • Ease of use
  • IS NOT UBUNTU or KUBUNTU
  • ease of installing packages
  • user friendly
  • can use beryl (I love that cube effect)

Now the reason I donít like ubuntu or kbuntu I donít know I just feel oppressed by it for some strange reason.

I have tried downloading fedora 7 via http and bit torrent but I always get the broken medium error so if anyone knows a way round this that is free Iím all ears

So any ideas which distros fit the bill
Thanks for your time
 
Old 09-03-2007, 05:38 PM   #2
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Mandriva( Mandrake )? I think it has some kind of easy package management.

BTW What's wrong with (k)Ubuntu? :-)
 
Old 09-03-2007, 05:40 PM   #3
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i just find it oppresingly hard to do anything in it since ther is verry little installed on a new system and i just dont like the way it is layed out
 
Old 09-03-2007, 06:09 PM   #4
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Try OpenSuse 10.2
Install is sweet, YAST is pretty user friendly.....
 
Old 09-03-2007, 06:11 PM   #5
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yea a friend of mine was using it and i liked it but i couldent find a way of changing the theem or boot splash or login wallpaper is ther a way to change the kmenu icon from the lizard to somthing elce?
 
Old 09-03-2007, 07:43 PM   #6
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I have tried downloading fedora 7 via http and bit torrent but I always get the broken medium error so if anyone knows a way round this that is free Iím all ears
Have you been able to check the md5sum of your downloads? If they match properly, chances are good your download image was successful. You probably have something wrong with your burner or burning software.
 
  


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