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Old 02-17-2017, 09:50 AM   #1
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Best Windows Like Linux Distributions For New Linux Users

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Hey new Linux users, you may be wondering that which Linux distro to choose after seeing so many distros based on Linux. Most of you might be switching from windows to Linux and want those distros which are easy and simple, resemble like windows. So today I will cover those Linux distros whose Desktop Environment is much similar to windows, so let’s start.
Hope this helps.
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Old 02-17-2017, 02:13 PM   #2
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mint and zorin, no surprises there.

i don't trust robolinux. the idea of having wine built in is nice, but no guarantee that windows apps will "Just Work"(tm).
also no community.

chaletos? dunno, nice facade for sure. it seems they're a dime a dozen, praised for a few months, then 90% disappear again, and of the remaining 10% more than half turn out to be not well developed.

i'm always hearing about pclinuxos, is it good and "windows-like" or "user-friendly"?

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Old 02-17-2017, 06:48 PM   #3
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I always direct new people to PcLinux simply because it uses Kde4 which is the most "windows like" DE and it also has the Mandriva style control center which gives a "Windows like" GUI to configure all of your hardware. While all of the Mandriva derived distros also have the control center PcLinux seems to be the most stable and uses RPM packages with Apt for package management.
A downside is PcLinux is now 64 bit only.
 
Old 02-17-2017, 07:14 PM   #4
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I switched from Mint to Linux Lite about a year ago. It has a custom XFCE desktop and is also a great option for newbies and/or those with more modest hardware. It's also Ubuntu based so everything (like wifi) usually works out of the box. Still making 32-bit versions too.
 
Old 02-18-2017, 12:16 AM   #5
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I've been directing newbies to Q4OS...it uses Trinity Desktop Environment (fork of kde3).
 
Old 02-18-2017, 02:22 AM   #6
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Linux Mint (with a choice of MATE, Xfce, KDE & Cinnamon desktop editions) is the obvious choice for newcomers to Linux looking for Windows-like features with a Start Menu and expanding folders.

Like ondoho, I would steer well clear of Robolinux:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...se-4175557585/

Do remember that many newcomers to Linux could be using older hardware or a low-powered netbook and require a lightweight distro such as antiX-16.1 or Puppy Linux.

antiX-16.1:
http://antix.mepis.org/index.php?title=Main_Page

antiX-16.1 FAQs:
http://download.tuxfamily.org/antix/...FAQ/index.html

Puppy Linux:
http://puppylinux.org/main/Overview%...%20Started.htm

http://puppylinux.com/

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