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studpenguin 04-16-2004 06:51 PM

Methadone distribution for recovering Windows GUI junkie?
 
The Distribution that is methadone for recovering Windows GUI junkie


A number of people have told me that Mandrake is the best for the Windows GUI (GRAPHICAL USERS INTERFACE) junkie that's totally use to it and doesn't have much time to learn much different.

Having a little experience with Debian, Mandrake, and Fedora (a very similar branch of of Redhat)

They all have KDE GUI . . . the nearest I've dabbled with Windows like setting . . .

They all seem to have the browsersKonquerer, Mozilla and are compatible with Opera.

I don't know which is better.

I'd just as soon there be a complete Windows GUI ripoff . . . I mean there might as well be.

The little experience I've had with Redhat/Fedora/LTSK12 vs. Mandrake 9.2 leads me to believe that Redhat/Fedora is much bettter

In a sense, redhat is supported commercially and non commercially at the same time!!! That suggests to me there is a balance of creativity out of leisure and creativity to pay the bills from its development. Is that a fair assessment or not?


, though for some reason I really love everything I've discovered on the Knoppix 3.3 (offshoot of Debian) complete CD and am tempted to install above others when the 3.4 comes out, love a lot of the different derivatives of the bootable CD and if anyone has anymore advice on the subject

of Methadone for recovering Windows users I'd love to hear more from you.

jailbait 04-16-2004 09:19 PM

"The little experience I've had with Redhat/Fedora/LTSK12 vs. Mandrake 9.2 leads me to believe that Redhat/Fedora is much bettter"

Of the rpm based distributions (Fedora, Mandrake, Red Hat, and SuSE) Mandrake is probably the easiest to install. So Mandrake is what we usually recommend to a newbie for their first installation.

Once you become more experienced with Linux then you will want to configure things your own way. Judged by configuration flexibility then SuSE is the best and Mandrake the worst of the four distributions.

", though for some reason I really love everything I've discovered on the Knoppix 3.3 (offshoot of Debian) complete CD and am tempted to install above others when the 3.4 comes out, love a lot of the different derivatives of the bootable CD and if anyone has anymore advice on the subject"

Debian is harder to install than the first four distributions that I discussed. But it is very configurable and is probably the easiest distribution to maintain. If you are interested in Debian or Knoppix I recommend that you use Debian. Knoppix is a subset of Debian and you might as well use the full enchilada.

And then there is Slackware. Slackware installs exactly what you tell it to install and no more. From there on you are own your own. People who are willing to put the work into Slackware can create some lean, mean machines.

So the choice is yours. Install whatever strikes you as meeting your needs best.

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studpenguin 04-16-2004 11:47 PM

Well then again its all relative.

Bear in mind the title of this thread.

I'm asking for opinions on supporting the hardcore recovering Windows junkies for the past 8 years whose only experience with a keyboard interface file sorting being a vague recollection of MS-DOS commands long long ago.

studpenguin 04-16-2004 11:50 PM

Re: Methadone distribution for recovering Windows GUI junkie?
 
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In a sense, redhat is supported commercially and non commercially at the same time!!! That suggests to me there is a balance of creativity out of leisure and creativity to pay the bills from its development. Is that a fair assessment or not?
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As I was saying or inferring, that' seems like the best of both worlds in the compatibility of a good operating system . . .

why not?


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