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Old 11-04-2005, 03:27 PM   #16
jmr71769
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Re: need help choosing a distro


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Originally posted by Homer69
Hi, i am completely new to linux but i have installed linspire on a spare partition on my hard drive, it seems to be working ok but i need a distro which is almost completely point and click ( like windows ) for now anyway, because i cannot get my head around installing software in linux. I also dont want to pay subcription to things like cnr warehouse etc. i just want to download, click and install then use, is this possible in linux because i am really p****d off with ms windows.
Homer, what's so hard about:

cd /usr/local/src/
tar -zxvf packagename.tar.gz
./configure
make
make install

???

:-)

I'm just pointing out the statement: ' i need a distro which is almost completely point and click'

DO YOU NOT REALIZE THE POWER THAT YOU HAVE ON THAT CD YOU'VE DOWNLOADED? Point and click... bah...

Last edited by jmr71769; 11-04-2005 at 03:28 PM.
 
Old 11-05-2005, 06:29 PM   #17
jacook
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Kubuntu
http://www.kubuntu.org/

Ubuntu
http://www.ubuntulinux.org/download/

I wouldn't use the offical Mandiva site, instead I would use this

http://www.linuxiso.org/distro.php?distro=29
or
www.planetmirror.com

Knoppix

http://iso.linuxquestions.org/distro.php?distro=5

PCLinuxOS

http://www.pclinuxonline.com/pclos/html/download.html

BeatrIX

http://www.watsky.net/download.html

Please remember to download from A mirror close to you

Jake
 
Old 11-11-2005, 03:52 PM   #18
Homer69
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Thank you all so very much i have chosen ubuntu, dont like the brown stuff but hey ill learn and then change, i have also got mepis and linspire so lets see what happens, you guys rock
 
  


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