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I have now settled on Ubuntu Hardy. The Windows Vista is confined to Virtual Box. i have also got Fedora on virtual Box.
I have recently downloaded the KDE for Hardy. So I now have the best of both Ubuntu and Kubuntu. I quite like the KDE desktop and the ease of use of Gnome. Why Ubuntu/Kubuntu? I shall describe the reasons here.
I have preferred Debian based distributions for several years now. During 2008, two of them have really stood out for me, not for newbie appeal, but for a combination of simplicity, speed, great administration tools, and configurability.
My favorites this year are sidux and antiX.
sidux is what I call Debian Sid on steroids and mood stabilizers. Sid always has some of the most current software available, but occasionally the package versions get out of sync or create...
Posted 09-05-2008 at 03:07 AM bybitpicker (Bitpicker's Blog: Random musings and rants)
Hardly a day passes without someone posting a blog or forum post or whatever claiming that either now Linux is so easy a complete newbie with no prior knowledge [usually abbreviated as 'Grandma'] can use it, or the opposite. I won't link to any such post here, you've all seen examples and will continue to see them for all eternity.
Here's some news for the people who write such posts: using a computer to its full potential without prior knowledge and without acquiring relevant knowledge...
BasKet Note Pads is a free opensource notepad/scrible pad software for Linux. BasKet can be used as a manual clipboard. This means that you can drop files of all kinds inside. They can be grouped in different tabs. BasKet is very simple to use and easy to differentiate between notes by setting tags, priorities and flags.
<a href="http://www.susegeek.com/general/basket-opensource-note-pad-for-opensuse/" alt="BasKet notepad in openSUSE">Read at SuSeGeek.com</a>...