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Old 07-17-2005, 06:13 AM   #1
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Another Debian-based Distro


Upon entering the linux world I was introduced to Fedora Core 2, which I thought at the time was very useful in learning about linux. After a while we had accumulated a few other distributions like Suse and Solaris, and after installed for a few months we realised that we had thrown ourselves in the deep end this time. We were then introduced to Xandros 3.0, which has been the most intuitive OS I have found. The functionality betweeen my NTFS partitions and the ease of use network-wise is just amazing. The only thing I am worried about is the stability. From time to time the screen will sometimes screw up or sometimes freeze (is this because I have two monitors?).

If I'm gonna run linux, I don't want errors and flaws that I would only expect from microsoft :P. I have made my choice and I think that Debian is a great way to go.. I was just wondering if Ubuntu was worth downloading - as a friend of a friend tells me that it is a great substitute for XP.

If there are any other Debian distros that are XP compatible and/or similiar to then please reply.

Old 07-17-2005, 10:41 AM   #2
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Re: Another Debian-based Distro

Originally posted by miickEe.

If there are any other Debian distros that are XP compatible and/or similiar to then please reply.

Don't know anything about distros being 'XP compatible'....not even sure what that means .

But Ubuntu is definately worth trying, also look into Mepis.
Old 07-17-2005, 11:37 AM   #3
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If you want a real debian system you can also try debian pure. This project promises to install debian with a full desktop environment, so you won't end up on the command line (which normal debian sometimes does, though it's not hard to fix it can be a bit annoying if you want GUI immediately)


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Old 07-18-2005, 11:46 AM   #4
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Re: Re: Another Debian-based Distro

Originally posted by angkor
Don't know anything about distros being 'XP compatible'....not even sure what that means
Not even sure that exists.
Old 07-22-2005, 07:32 PM   #5
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ubuntu is definitely a good choice. One of the best documented around for the desktop.


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