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Old 08-04-2006, 12:05 AM   #1
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most user friendly

what is the most user friendly linux distro out there? maybe for someone like a grandmother to use, cause can't afford to buy Windows.

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Old 08-04-2006, 12:09 AM   #2
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Its all in the eye of the beholder. Try several and pick the one you like best. Some good ones to start with are:

Old 08-04-2006, 12:18 AM   #3
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I'd add Mepis to the list..not a fan myself, but some say it is "easy to use"
Old 08-04-2006, 02:41 AM   #4
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tsunami_imcool ,

try the Linux distro Chooser:

here are a few of my favorites:





This is the distro I use and recommend, Why because it works right out of the box. No need to configure Everything, everything just works. It also comes as a 1 CD install that is a live CD that you can install later if you wish.



Everything you will ever need on 1 CD. Hardware detection is exelent, as is the feel and look of the distro

hope this Helps,

Old 08-11-2006, 11:05 AM   #5
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I'd say ubuntu/kubuntu are the easiest to run.


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