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safrout 06-02-2002 11:31 AM

a dist. needed
i need a dist which is very userfriendly to make my familyy ( who love windows) try it and find that linux could be as easy as windows

i am usniog now mandrake 8.2 and SuSe 8.0

they r wonderful but they was able to make my familly turn to linux

can anyone help me

Filsta 06-02-2002 11:36 AM

well mandrake has the rep for the most user freindly, but i guess you could give red hat a try......

make sure they are using kde or gnome as a window manager also,a s they will find they have a similar look and feel to windows...........

trickykid 06-02-2002 12:22 PM

You shouldn't try to make your family turn to Linux, introduce them to it but let them decide what they are comfortable with, just my opinion though. I ask what my family members are using for their OS, they wouldn't know what I was talking about. :D

dorward 06-02-2002 12:24 PM

It doesn't really matter what distro you use, becuase the main differences come in the admining of the system.

I suggest you pick a distro that you know your way around, then set up very userfriendly global profiles.

Mara 06-02-2002 02:52 PM

Use the distro you know most. Then configure environment for new users as similar to what they have in Windows as you can. Then introduce them to Linux. Let them play with it.

Noerr 06-02-2002 02:54 PM

you can set up kde to have windows look, but rather use them to linux look which is just as nice and even cooler

Mara 06-03-2002 12:22 PM

There's a windowmanager that looks exactly like Windows. It's called qvwm, but I'm not sure the name...

wartstew 06-10-2002 12:47 PM

Mara's advice is the best. Give each member of your family their own login profile, then preconfigure it to do what they use a computer for. THEN show it to them. It probably doesn't need to look exactly like Windows, just make it easy to use they way they want to use it.

You should probably stay with your Mandrake or SuSe unless they get too buggy for you.

sapilas 06-10-2002 04:11 PM

Well no way I am gonna do that to my own family . .I will probably loose my sleep 4 months... cause they gonna ask me all the time, how u do this and that here.... and brakes my @@ after a while.

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