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Old 06-29-2008, 09:53 AM   #16
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Linux will never be close to windows at all!!! It is like asking which BMW would be close to a KIA???? Linux is the best operating system out there so by saying you want to get a Linux distro similar to windows is IMPOSSIBLE!!!
For mainstream stuff, KDE is pretty similar to Windows---ie there are many more similarities than differences. Linux is "the best operating system" only if it works better for YOU.....absolute statements like this are fragile.
 
Old 06-29-2008, 09:57 AM   #17
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I know, is hard to say which Linux distro is the best. What I am looking for is a Linux distro which is easy to use. I just want distro which is close to Windows as possible. Easy to install applications, so I don't have to use command line.

Thanks
PCLOS is one of the easiest....

As already noted, just about any Windows can be made to look and act like Windows. This said, if you start expecting everything to be like Windows, then you will get totally frustrated.
The command line is the fastest and easiest way to do certain things--take the time to learn the basics
 
Old 06-29-2008, 10:16 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by P@trick99 View Post
I know, is hard to say which Linux distro is the best. What I am looking for is a Linux distro which is easy to use. I just want distro which is close to Windows as possible. Easy to install applications, so I don't have to use command line.

Thanks
Well this is the wrong Operating System if you think your going to get away from command line.... Its not that bad as long as you know how to add 1 + 1 to get 2...

Most command line functions let the OS work faster... For example I used Ubuntu and Mplayer to encode my video from wmv to avi... It was fast and took less time then any windows program would have... This little program was called Mencoder....

Allowed me to make video for Youtube...


Cool good luck....

Ubuntu is simple... Tried about 15 distro's... Suse is getting there still some trouble supporting video and sound.... Others that are close cost money.... Why buy it when its free...?

I only buy it when I want to support my favorite distro
 
Old 06-29-2008, 07:54 PM   #19
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Thak you for your reply

Thank you to all

I know Linux is not like Windows and never will be. That is why I would like to migrate to linux. Because I am new to Linux I want to start using Linux which is little bit similar to windows. I can use windows and I don't have any problem with that at all. I am not an expert but I don't have problems with PC's (I can build one) or windows. But I am not a programmer. I've heard Linux is hard to learn, or not?
Anyway, thank you for your replies.
I am going to try out

Linux Ubuntu 8.04
Linux Mint 5
Linux Linspire 6.0
Linux Kubuntu 8.04
Linux OpenSuse 11.0
Linux Dreamlinux 3.0

I will get a good book how to use Linux and maybe I will be one day a Linux user.

Thanks again

Regards
P@trick
 
Old 06-29-2008, 08:28 PM   #20
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Hi,

Several good online references;

Linux Documentation Project <- must check out

Rute Tutorial & Exposition

Linux Command Guide

LinuxSelfHelp

Getting Started with Linux

These links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links' .
More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
Old 06-29-2008, 10:41 PM   #21
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A copy of the latest Linux Bible could help as well. It should cost about 20-30 pounds at a guess (my copy of last years was
$80 or so NZ) and it comes with over a dozen distros from the very simple (Ubuntu) through to Slackware (where a mouse is
used as a patience testing device). and a good selection of the middle (including Suse I expect).
 
Old 06-29-2008, 10:55 PM   #22
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I definitely think that the right way to go is to have "two (or perhaps three, hard drives."

If your Windows installation uses two drives, get a third.

When you've done that, worst-case you can select whatever system you want to boot with a simple BIOS setting. Each operating system will, as it boots, discover all the disk drives, look at their Master Boot- Record (MBR), decide that they do-or-don't know how to interpret the contents of a particular drive, and thereby (probably...) "blissfully ignore the other."

You don't have to monkey-around with "dual booting." Since every operating-system in your setup completely owns the drive(s) that it uses (and completely-ignores all the others...) you have that wonderful advantage called flexibility and choice.

Armed with that, by all means ... experiment! Try a distro that you like. If you don't, wipe the Linux drive clean and try something else.
 
Old 06-30-2008, 01:14 AM   #23
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Also, this is a good comparison read: http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm
 
Old 06-30-2008, 10:09 AM   #24
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Patrick99 good luck finding the best distro for you. My advice is going to a local Book Store find a few Linux books, sit down and go trough the pages and you might get a feel of what linux is about.
Take care!
 
  


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