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Old 03-30-2011, 06:03 PM   #1
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Linux Ubuntu/Kubuntu... or Linux Mint?

I just want to know which would be easier to learn and which you prefer. I've heard someone say that people who are new to Linux should start off with Linux Mint, but I started off with Ubuntu 10.10, I didn't like the GUI too much, but I like Kubuntu's GUI, it's awesome, or maybe it's because it's so identical to my current Primary OS, Windows 7. Another question, why is it that the two are so similar? They have similar features, but Linux seems to have more. Basically, right now I'm only using Windows 7 because of gaming and the fact that certain school software won't run on Linux, like Carnegie Online Learning. I checked the Notepad it left behind and it said "Is.Mac = False, Is.OSX = False, Is.Windows = True" and there was none for Linux, so I assume that I'm not missing any plug-ins to run it.
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Depends on what you mean with "easier to learn". If you just want to learn how to use the OS, go for that OS that has the desktop environment you like. It would make no sense to learn your way around a GUI you don't like.
If you want to learn how a Linux system actually works, I personally would recommend none of the both, I would recommend to use a system that you have to set up for your self, like Slackware, Arch or Gentoo. But if you want to use Mint or (K)Ubuntu, under the hood they are basically the same, so it doesn't matter which one you choose.
Old 03-30-2011, 06:44 PM   #3
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Hello theif519,
Originally Posted by TobiSGD View Post
...I would recommend to use a system that you have to set up for your self, like Slackware, Arch or Gentoo...
I agree with TobiSGD, but in my opinion Slackware is easier to learn than Gentoo or Arch. If one wants to install one of both, he should be a more experienced Linuxuser whereas Slackware is a good startingpoint even for a newbie.



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