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Old 08-07-2003, 01:38 AM   #1
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Question Best Distro For Home Use


Just wondering, what do the majority of you guys suggest as the best Linux distro for someone used to Windows, and plans to use their computer for home use, i.e. Internet. Most of these would probobly not know much about computers. So I heard that Lindows and Lycrosis were the easiest. What do you think?
 
Old 08-07-2003, 01:45 AM   #2
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redhat or mandrake imo...
i along with many others will probably just tell you that lindows or lycoris is just plain crap...although yes you may like them but many people dont...but hey, you can always give it a try if you dont' like just get rid of it and try your next distro of choice
 
Old 08-07-2003, 01:53 AM   #3
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For a machine on the InterNet, the best distribution has to be Debian GNU/Linux, without a doubt.
 
Old 08-07-2003, 02:10 AM   #4
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I've never used Lindows and not even seen it before. Most of the Linux users don't like Lindows but according to what I read, I think, for windows users and those who don't know much about the computer, Lindows may be suitable. Since it is the most windows like OS, it maybe the most painless for them.
 
Old 08-07-2003, 04:24 AM   #5
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I would be skeptical of wanting to recreate the windows experience. Don't be afraid to jump in. That being said, you needn't leap into the deep end of the pool just yet. Try Mandrake or Redhat or SuSe to get used to it. Be prepared to struggle a bit, be prepared to learn more about computing.
 
Old 08-07-2003, 04:56 AM   #6
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I've already ordered a Lindows Webstation. I'll give it a shot. I'm not a regular Linux user, so I would think it is the best distro for me. I don't need Windows like, but something like Mac would be good. I geuss most people I know like some aspects of Windows, but would like them to run much more efficently. The aspects of Windows that give them an advantage seems to be limited to Gaming, and smaller less important categories. Linux distros, work better for broadband, are more stable, etc. I'm giving Lindows a shot. If it doesn't please me, I'll save up for a hard drive to plug into the USB port, and download another OS. I could also get a hard drive and download another OS and keep Lindows CD, if I think it's decent. That's pretty cool.(To me.)

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Old 08-07-2003, 05:08 AM   #7
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Cool.
Welcome to the Linux world. Good Luck.



Jungle ....Welcome to the Jungle...
Na...Na...Na...Na.........Neesss... Neesss..
 
Old 08-07-2003, 05:44 AM   #8
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I was going to say try jamd.........but guess you are going with lindows. good luck

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Old 08-07-2003, 08:30 AM   #9
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Mandrake is probably the most new user friendly distro out there. But that is just my opinion.
 
Old 08-07-2003, 09:15 AM   #10
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I don't need Windows like, but something like Mac would be good.
...or...maybe something like.....
Linux?
 
Old 08-07-2003, 09:21 AM   #11
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Hey guy I'm a newbie here i nthis LinuxWorld and the best thign for you to do would be 2 do what i'm doing. BUy 4 really good Linux Redhat 9 books, one of which should come with Redhat 9 if you buy Redhat 9 for dummies and read the books take some time and learn Linux the way yo ushould instead of using Windows imitation garbage like Lindows. Just take soem time read some books and learn Linux. Thats the best way to use your compter for the internet/home-use. Learn something new and then use what you've learned about Linux to do your basic daily computing tasks with the REAL linux not lindows. EVERYONE AGREE WITH WHAT IM SAYING???
 
Old 08-07-2003, 09:53 AM   #12
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?? Redhat 9 with its modified filesystem and its own bluecurve GUI and it's big brother "network updating". Just how far from Windows do you really think you are?
 
Old 08-07-2003, 10:09 AM   #13
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I've tried both Red Hat and SuSE, and I must say that both for a newbie and an veteran.... SuSE is by faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar the best choice. Ease of installing, updates, internet config.... 60 day free installation support...
 
Old 08-08-2003, 09:06 PM   #14
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I would say for a home user that doesn't want to learn the ins and outs of Linux, Lindows would be the best choice. Why I don't like Lindows, it is great for the typical Windows user. I am amazed at the amount of people that pay Best Buy to install anti-virus software or install a dimm. Seems that most folks just don't want to learn anything about the OS, they just want to use it. I read that all of the time, but never understood it until I saw the line of folks in Best Buy to have different programs installed. I mean, how smart do you have to be to install Quicken?
 
Old 08-08-2003, 10:32 PM   #15
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Mandrake 9.1 - its a good middle ground.

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