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Originally posted by RobNyc Not at all, not the windows look or feel
i Just meant for something with Huge REpository, works, good community, free, and good to learn and have and use
Debian . You get all that, and choice between uber-stable (Woody - stable), solid desktop (Sarge - testing), cutting edge (Sid - unstable) and bleeding edge (experimental). Sid is a bit behind the times until Sarge goes stable (hopefully quite soon) due to technical ties with Sarge during the freeze, but then all the super-new linux goodness will be flooding in as if a dam had burst.
I get a few Linux distrobutions in the mail every month with my Linux Format DVD subscription and I must say that out of all of the distros that I've tried Mempis blew me away as far as hardware detection goes. It actually detected and properly configured my laptop winmodem.
SuSE is also very good for newbies, it's also similar to Windows (Winblows for the tacky). Yast definatly set's it apart from other distrobutions. No you do not have to pay for update's I don't care what anyone say's. Security updates are completely free.
KDE is allot like using the Windows interface. It's also pretty much the same distrobution to distrobution; and I've installed and configured quite a few of them.
So in conclusion use Slackware 10.1 because it's the best.
Originally posted by my-unix-dream As a matter of fact,there isnt any distro to replace windows xp .
only mac osx or maybe windows xp itself ???
i think linux isnt ready for desktop and productivity work ..?
And your on this site because.... ??
I haven't used Windows or any of its products, software for Windows at home in nearly 3 years. Hadn't used it in the past year for my job. Do I think it can be fully used as a desktop system? Sure, cause I've been doing it for many years now and quite frankly, think its more powerful and more robust than any Windows product.
I think the people who say Windows can't be replaced, Linux isn't ready are the ones who just don't know how to use any other OS, they don't understand it and they should just keep using Windows. It's either that or your just a troll.. all pun intended. If your only going to be posting and spreading the gospel on Windows to Linux users, your on the wrong site bud!
But if you want an intelligent debate, perhaps you should search for our massive ongoing Windows vs Linux thread we have on this site and actually state some facts with your posts if you truly think there is no Distro that can replace Windows..
I wouldn't want a distro to replace Windows.. I like to stay bug and virus free.. I also like my OS to come with just about every program I need to use my computer for, instead of installing my OS, then my drivers, then my programs, then customizing.. installing some adaware program along with virus protection.. and the list goes on an on..
I thought it was limited too when I first set it up. I thought so for two weeks. Linux goes to tinsel town I thought. But you know, the more I use it the more I like it. Its easy to customise with just the apps I want but it remains featherwight and fast - especially compared to the overweight suse 9.2s I've got on other machines. In standard kit it takes only gb of hard disk. I can flick between different logins, watch video clips, I can do anything I want .. fast.
I think of Xandros as my racing car.
No, its much more than a pretty face.
REally then i must try xandros again
how fast is your pc
and which version
how much apps have u installed