Originally Posted by h.walker
Have tried unbuntu but found so many conflicting options
This before that and so on if and only. contributers seem to contradict one and another.
meaning Free (as in mind) and Open Source Software - lots of people creating different versions of what they think could be made better, then trying to get it all back together again.
it has it's disadvantages, as you stated, but it also has its advantages.
ubuntu is putting a lot of effort into hiding all this from the "end user" trying to be "user friendly" - so if even ubuntu is too confusing for you... i don't know what advice to give.
also, it is my deep conviction that user friendliness in the end is never good for the user.
a shiny car doesn't take you around the world. a sturdy car does, but it's not so appealing or comfortable at first glance.
arch linux is "user-centric"
but i doubt it is what you have in mind.