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Old 06-27-2007, 04:15 AM   #1
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As a total newcomer to Linux and a user of the dreaded Windows OS,I would like to know which or what is the easiest version to install to be able to learn the basics of Linux.
Old 06-27-2007, 04:23 AM   #2
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Hi and welcome to LO.

This question is asked a lot (see simlar threads below)

you should have a look at the top ten distros at
and aslo try this distro chooser

other than that, why not just try Ubuntu , you can download a live-cd and run it directly from the CD - no need to install

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Old 06-27-2007, 08:32 AM   #3
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I'd say go with Ubuntu. It looks good, it's based on Debian, and it has a very newbie-friendly community and is popular so it's easy to get help.

Check out the wiki too, it has lots of useful information.

Good luck.
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Old 06-28-2007, 08:38 AM   #5
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You can go for Knoppix too... (other than Ubuntu). I think...
I started with Knoppix. It is based on debian (correct me if i am wrong..)
You can download it from here
Live CD is good. But I dont think it is a good one to install and use.

Ubuntu(GNOME version) Kubuntu(KDE version) two simple versions to insall and use. You can either download or request free CDs from here.


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