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Old 07-30-2013, 08:26 AM   #1
kind_boy
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stable, easy to use linux distro for beginner windows users


I am a windows users and i tried several Linux distro like Ubuntu 12.4, fedora 17, Mint 14 and opensuse on last January 2013 , but there were all have issue with my laptop .

i want a linux distro that is stable, porwerful, easy to use, has a good community for help, and for beginners and for normal windows users who migrated from windows to linux first time. want to learn Linux because it's faster ,powerful and safer than windows that get slower by the time. I tried to learn linux but I cannot because i did not understand its terminologies like: directory, so I need help to understand it to be my main operating system in the future.


my laptop hardware specs are :
brand: Asus k43s
processor : core i5 2410 2.3 GHz
Ram: 4 GB DDR3
VGA" Nvidia GT 520 1 GB
Hard Drive: 500 GB
Screen: 14 Inches

I will be thankful for your help

kind_boy

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Old 07-30-2013, 08:44 AM   #2
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What kind of issues?

Distros You choosed are fine to work on desktops and laptops as well.

Distros full-fill requirements you provide.


regards
 
Old 07-30-2013, 08:53 AM   #3
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Give PcLinux KDE a try. It has a great control center to graphically configure all your hardware, is a stable rolling release distro (I've only had to reinstall twice since 2007). has a good amount of software in the repos, and since it uses KDE will seem familiar to a migrating windows user.

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Old 07-30-2013, 09:14 AM   #4
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If all the major distros have problems with your laptop, then the problem is not your choice of distro. You need to post the details of the "problems" and we will try to help. I personally use and recommend Linux Mint.
 
Old 07-30-2013, 09:20 AM   #5
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Try LXLE http://www.lxle.net/ Although aimed at older computers than yours it seems to work well with a wide variety of systems. I have used it well on dual core PCs to netbooks.
 
Old 07-30-2013, 09:33 AM   #6
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replay on all previous

thank you for all persons who reply. the issues were the system hang down and sometimes freeze and that was in ubuntu 12.4 and Mint mate 13 on last jan 2013 and after that I did not try ubuntu and Mint.Fedora was good but I did not know to use it quietly.All the version I tried were live CD because i do not know how to install linux. know I need to learn linux at the simplest ways and I did not understand its terminology like directory , command line and other things. so any one help me to learn linux form beginning and I am windows user.
 
Old 07-30-2013, 09:36 AM   #7
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It is normal for the system to run with poor performance from the Live CD. Once you install it to your hard drive and run updates (for bug fixes) then performance should be better. If you can't find installation instructions on the distro's website, then you aren't looking very hard. For example here's how to install Ubuntu: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/deskt...desktop-latest
 
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:26 AM   #8
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Someone wrote that the easiest way to learn *niX is to let me quote
Quote:
eat your dog's food
U can read about it - type it in google.

To make it clear for you

If you are working with a product, you should use it

I hope that i cleared it a little

Sorry for my english again!

regards
D.W
 
Old 02-08-2014, 04:15 AM   #9
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Hello!

For ME, Lubuntu, the Ubuntu flavor featuring LXDE (Light X Desktop Environment), has proven to be BOTH the easiest to install, use, maintain, enhance, and customize - AS WELL AS the one that runs reasonably well on low-resource machines (P3-1066, 512 MB RAM, 10-20 GB HD, PAE or non-PAE). On YOUR setup, Lubuntu 64-bit will SCREAM!

With Windoze XP on its free support deathbed, I'm looking for the best free alternative to recommend, so let's hear some of other people's opinions on the subject. If they prove to be good enough, one of your choices could become MY new favorite, and also the one I recommend to others.

73 DE N4RPS
Rob
 
Old 02-11-2014, 06:49 PM   #10
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You might consider Zorin

I too am new to Linux having started migrating away from Win 7 about 1.5 years ago. I run Zorin 6 which, as I understand, is a variation of Ubuntu (which is based on Debian!!!). I set up a dual-boot system because I still maintain a website and need some tools that are Win-based. You'll find the frequent requirement to do things from the command line a bit frustrating and the directory structure of Linux can be confusing for a recent Win convert. I'd rank my biggest difficulty in the initial stages of switching to Linux, the permissions issue. So, on the lower right side of my screen bezel is a little note that reads "root ~$ gksudo nautilus." This gets Nautilus going (a kind of file manager) with root permissions so I can easily take control of folders and files to which Linux initially denied me access. But hang in there. The Linux community is very helpful and there are many, many very smart people keeping things going in Linuxland.

Zorin-OS 6 64bit/Win7x64 dual boot: Linux Kernel: 3.2.0-48.
SYX Venture A 1851 All-in-one PC; Model: SYX-GB-AEBN-SI.
Genuine Intel® CPU i3-2120 @ 3.30 GHzx4:Ram 8 GiB DDR3.
LCD 18.5": Resolution 1366x768.
802.11b/g/n Wireless.
Wired Verizon Fios Connection: 1000 Mb/s.
 
Old 02-11-2014, 07:04 PM   #11
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I suggest Debian with XFCE

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thank you for all persons who reply. the issues were the system hang down and sometimes freeze and that was in ubuntu 12.4 and Mint mate 13 on last jan 2013 and after that I did not try ubuntu and Mint.Fedora was good but I did not know to use it quietly.All the version I tried were live CD because i do not know how to install linux. know I need to learn linux at the simplest ways and I did not understand its terminology like directory , command line and other things. so any one help me to learn linux form beginning and I am windows user.
I am trying to teach my nephews with Debian and they seem to be picking it up pretty good. Did you choose a Linxu Distribution or are you still searching?
 
Old 02-11-2014, 11:31 PM   #12
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And, uhhhh, no matter what, you are going to encounter more-or-less of a culture shock, especially at first. (This is why I strongly recommend, either that you install Linux on a cast-away computer, or that you run it in a virtual machine with your existing Windows box as the host. Use a USB/FireWire-connected external drive to hold your Linux installation ...)

Windows is a single-vendor specific "padded cell." Redmond really doesn't need to think about any standards, within its own comfy world, other than the ones it sets. Windows also, for all intents and purposes, runs on only one type of hardware platform. Whereas Unix/Linux is diametrically the opposite. It really is, and very much by-design, an altogether different and incomparable world.
 
Old 02-11-2014, 11:56 PM   #13
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well through the years for a fast easy way was to turn my friends on to Slacko puppy linux. most of them have gone on to be full time slackers. puppy slacko just works. and can be used live to play with.
you can find it here Slacko pupppy
 
  


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