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Old 06-06-2011, 01:06 PM   #16
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Oh dear, Tobi is being silly again! Slackware is a very good distro, but it is not easy. Try Salix (Slackware made easy) or PCLinuxOS (easy and not related to Ubuntu; 32-bit only).
 
Old 06-06-2011, 01:15 PM   #17
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Oh dear, Tobi is being silly again! Slackware is a very good distro, but it is not easy. Try Salix (Slackware made easy) or PCLinuxOS (easy and not related to Ubuntu; 32-bit only).
Thanks!

I did try PCLINUXOS

I did like it. It was interesting.

I'll definitely try Salix.

I'm just trying to find that middle ground between Ubuntu and "omg..what do i do!? *bashes laptop*"

If that makes sense of course.
 
Old 06-06-2011, 01:18 PM   #18
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Oh dear, Tobi is being silly again! Slackware is a very good distro, but it is not easy. Try Salix (Slackware made easy) or PCLinuxOS (easy and not related to Ubuntu; 32-bit only).
In which way is Slackware not easy to use?
 
Old 06-06-2011, 01:24 PM   #19
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So, I see that Salix doesn't have a GNOME desktop. What would be a good one to try out of the choices? XFCE? KDE? Flux or LXDE?
 
Old 06-06-2011, 01:34 PM   #20
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No one of us can say which of theses choices is the best for you. If you want something that is somewhat similar to Gnome 2 then try XFCE, but I would recommend to try them all and see what you like.
 
Old 06-06-2011, 01:38 PM   #21
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If you want something that is somewhat similar to Gnome 2 then try XFCE, but I would recommend to try them all and see what you like.
That's what I'll do. I was just asking because I am still a little new to Linux, and I was thinking more of which one was easiest in terms of learning.
 
Old 06-08-2011, 05:58 PM   #22
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Okay, so I'm finding that i like XFCE. I'm using Xubuntu and I like it. Not a bad interface and it's fast moving.

Edit: my machine's running hot, but i think that's more the heat outside than the actual OS, right?

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Old 06-24-2011, 03:30 AM   #23
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Found a distro--Linux Mint LXDE.

Posting another thread about that in a moment, having some issues and I don't want to clutter this one up.
 
Old 06-24-2011, 05:11 AM   #24
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debian is a really good, stable distro. it's what ubuntu is derived from. plus as of squeeze it's taken all of its binary blobs out of the kernel making it 100 percent free and open source. pretty much the only distro around that does that other than lame communist distros like gnewsense and trisquel. that is.. if that stuff matters to you.

if you really want a learning experiance, i would go with arch linux. it'll be a real project the first time around but its fun.
 
  


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