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Old 02-16-2007, 01:19 PM   #1
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how good is Linux XP? it looks okay, but is it stable and as reliable as it's site says? i'm looking for a friend who is used to windows.
 
Old 02-16-2007, 01:32 PM   #2
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I would recommend staying with something in the top ten in the Distrowatch.com "hit list". If nothing else, the more popular distros are probably the easiest to get help for.

My personal choice is anything that uses APT/Synaptic as the package scheme, and KDE desktop. This gives: Kubuntu, Mepis, Debian, and PCLinuxOS
 
Old 02-16-2007, 01:35 PM   #3
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I would typically tell you that if your friend is going to come to you asking questions, use something you're familiar with (which looks like Ubuntu from your description on the left). That way you'll be able to help him.
 
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My personal choice is anything that uses APT/Synaptic as the package scheme, and KDE desktop. This gives: Kubuntu, Mepis, Debian, and PCLinuxOS
Does PCLinuxOS really use apt? I thought it was Mandriva based...
 
Old 02-16-2007, 01:39 PM   #5
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ok-good suggestion. i might have to do that-im just hoping for something he can deal with himself. he is not computer-savvy, doesnt want to be but doesnt like windows... so its a little tough
 
  


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