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Old 01-10-2007, 03:33 PM   #1
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How does Linux Xp compared to the other Linux OS?
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In what way? Speed, Look, Power, something else?
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I wouldn't recommend Linux XP, couse I haven't tried it and because of their goals and copying windows.
If you want something easy to use go with ubuntu or kubuntu (which acts a little more like windows).
BTW, you can't compare anything if we don't have details about what you want in it.
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If you go to Distrowatch and select anything in the top 5 on their "hit list" you cannot go wrong.

This said, I recommend anything using the deb/apt/synaptic package system. This includes the Ubuntu family, Debian, Mepis, and PCLinuxOS

Don't work too hard picking your first Linux distro---chances are very high you will try several.
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Originally Posted by ikegreg40906
How does Linux Xp compared to the other Linux OS?
When I tried it about a year ago it looked like some work had been put into it but it was not there yet and it seeks to also copy Windows restrictions which a current Linux user can only find both bizarre and offensive. I do not know if the "only 99 boots then you need a license" on the freely available edition is a joke or for real. Since it's main appeal is to sound like it is Windows XP on Linux there is really no problem choosing another distribution.
Personally I do not find Linux XP, Linspire, or Xandros superior to other distributions. Of the three I would rank Linux XP last.
For someone totally new I would suggest trying the Knoppix "live" CD/DVD. I would suggest Suse, Mandriva, Fedora, or Ubuntu (or variation) for hard disk install depending on the PC and other factors. Vector Linux is also very nice as it has multi-media apps running by default.
Ubuntu also runs as a "live" CD so you can try it out before installing. That may be your best choice.
Good Luck.

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