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Old 07-17-2004, 06:55 PM   #1
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Question Which version of linux is closest to windows?

I currently use windows and would like to switch to linux right away... but I am a and switching to linux would be difficult to do because I have never used it before. Is there a version of linux that has a setup close to windows? If not, What is the version of linux that is easiest to use? Thanks in advance for the help!!! Please Reply...
Old 07-17-2004, 07:03 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome to LQ!

hmmm...linux distro close to windows? i don't know if there is one, but you can just forget windows and start learning linux. try mandrake, it's a good distro for newbies, but you can also try another one.

good luck!
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Xandros, which is commercial ONLY, is pretty darn
easy to install, and the way they work KDE (with a
few Xandros specific extensions) it's close to what you
may be used to... it's debian based, one CAN go down
the alley of adding debian packages (there aren't too
many choices in the Xandros repository), but you're
likely to break stuff that way :}

Old 07-17-2004, 07:08 PM   #4
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Linspire (formerly lindows) probably. I would recommend Mandrake, it is almost to easy to install
Old 07-17-2004, 07:15 PM   #5
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I agree about Xandros. Easiest distro ever.
Old 07-17-2004, 08:31 PM   #6
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One solution, dual boot until you learn Linux and get the hang of how it works, operates, etc. Then dump Windows if you decide to fully go that route. Remember, Linux is not Windows, there might be easier to use distros out there but its just better to learn it, it will come in handy one day, trust me.
Old 07-17-2004, 09:47 PM   #7
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Suse, formal lindows. Both easy, Suse got a lot of room for growth, so when u learn more you can do more, and it is all easy to do, the most easiest i have found yet, i have tried mandrake and redhat (was a redhat user for a long time). But the best is to try them and see what u like, but also might help to dual boot with windows like they said above.


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