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Old 11-19-2008, 03:54 AM   #1
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new user with linux


I suffered from win o.s. I want to change to linux but i'm afraid i can't
understand it . is it easy ? and what is the dist. you suggest to use for the first time and support my lang. arabic ? last I'm sorry for my english
 
Old 11-19-2008, 04:15 AM   #2
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ubuntu? it's the easiest thing to get into
 
Old 11-19-2008, 05:13 AM   #3
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Using Linux is no less easy than using Windows or OSX. If you can learn Windows (as you seem to have), you can learn Linux, too.

I've found this to be a handy overview of the major non-technical differences between Windows and Linux.

I'll second the Ubuntu suggestion, too. Though Fedora and Mandriva are hardly complex.

There is a ubuntu-arabic mailing list here, though I can't read it to forewarn you of any problems you might have. I know there *was* a healthy arabic translation effort in Ubuntu, but I've never really followed it, just come across it occasionally.

Last edited by Lordandmaker; 11-19-2008 at 05:16 AM. Reason: add ubuntu-arabic link.
 
Old 11-19-2008, 05:43 AM   #4
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Please don't apologize for the English---it's better than some native speakers!!

You should be able to set up anything in the top ten on the "hit list" at distrowatch

I'm headed there now to see if they list the supported languages. Also, try a Google search using something like "linux arabic"
 
Old 11-19-2008, 05:50 AM   #5
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thank you parf and lordandmaker I'll download ubuntu and set up if I have any problem I'llsed you second thanks for your replay
 
Old 11-19-2008, 05:51 AM   #6
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I'm sure I remember seeing an option to set the default language to arabic while installing Debian; I suspect most main distributions have support; you may have to know enough english to get through the installation. There may be distributions with an arabic installer though.
 
Old 11-19-2008, 06:00 AM   #7
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thank you pixellany and pinniped you saved many time to search ubuntu . I can use any dist. with english but sometimes need arabic in writing
second thanks for all and I hope become active member and help any one use linux
 
Old 11-19-2008, 06:03 AM   #8
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I thought that with your username you were Brazilian... "foda" means something dirty in Portuguese. Anyway, welcome to the forums, and good luck with your journey into the world of Linux!
 
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And "foda" surely means something quite different in arabic....

I was just reading up on localization (i10n) and internationalization (i18n). A Linux distro which supports this will give you a choice of languages. On my system, it looks like there is a choice of 18 arabic dialects.
 
Old 11-19-2008, 07:10 AM   #10
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thanks alot for this wellcoming I'm not brazilian but I like brazil and all human in the world . I'm egyptian and foda is the name and osama is the famous name in arabic and now means alot for forign . thanks and I hope become friends
 
  


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