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I use my computer for reaserch on the internet. I also need to use Office Pragrams. I have Windows Mulsted Edition and it keeps on freezing. I would like to get a program that won't freeze. But will be a little user Friendly.
Personally, I would advise you try both Mandrake and Red Hat. On the one hand, Mandy tends to be more 'newbie friendly', but then if something goes catastrophically wrong, it tries to help you and can end up making things worse.
I currently run Mandy 8.1 (although 8.2 is now out) and Slack 8.0. I would not advise Slackware unless you intend to get into the whole Linux thing - if you just want to surf and write docs, then Mandy.
I made a big mistake and started out with Slackware which was very confusing for a complete newbie, but Red Hat 7.2, which I use now is very user friendly and has absolutely everything you could want or need.
if your after an easy to use operating system i would recommend mandrake linux for a windows like operating system but besides the install it is quite easy to install u can also do a few extra things that are usally excatly like windows programs
SuSE is a nice distro, it is what I started on and even felt that it was good enough to purchase. It's all really a matter of opinion what you ultimately choose should be what seems the right option for you.
Originally posted by justiceisblind I got my parents to use RH tonight, they love how fast it is compared to Windows...I thought I'd never sell them on it...
whoot! yay! I love hearing things like that. My son (12) actually uses either no problem. With a decent 3D card, he says Linux has better games...
Of course that's mostly because dad has the screamin' machine compared to the hand-me-down the kids are using windoze on
And the wife is dual booting Libranet 2.0 and 98.