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Old 01-25-2005, 02:22 PM   #1
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what the best version of linux for windows users?

i heard mandrake is good. i dont exactly want a windows clone, just an easy to adapt to os.


Old 01-25-2005, 02:53 PM   #2
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you forgot Slackware.........that was my first distro and I have not looked back...............Slack is easier than most people think, as long as one is willing to READ and LEARN ..............
Old 01-25-2005, 03:12 PM   #3
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Heh ... but then he wants it to be for windows users (AKA
Lemmings) ... they don't learn, they follow the crowd. :}

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i would say madrake. easy to install. easy to configure. with KDE it will operate similarly (with out all of the errors)

Old 01-26-2005, 09:39 AM   #5
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you are right, it will run without those errors, you just get all new ones lol. If you run into problems though, look at it as a way to learn something. Thats how I learned linux, went to install it for the first time about 7 years ago..text based install, x never worked with default settings, 5 hours to get my state of the art 56k winmodem working, it was deffinatley a learning experience. Unfortunatly, i gravitated away from linux for a while and lost alot of it that was in my head so im re-learning alot of things. This is a great forum to search through in case you have problems, even a total newbie should be able to get a system up and running with a little research, and if they arent willing to learn then they shouldnt be using it. Even in windows you have to learn things if you never touched a computer before. People are just lazy and thats the issue that comes up when windows users dabble with linux.
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Old 01-27-2005, 05:16 PM   #7
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Hmm... I can't remember if I've ever used mandrake before, but the most user friendly distro from install to boot that I've ever tried was RedHat. I never liked it that much though (I think it teaches bad habits), so I recommend slackware.

Slackware is straightforward, clean and simple from the get go and very much like "traditional" UNIX, so I've always had a soft spot for it

Gentoo is quite easy to work with once you have it installed, but it doesn't really have the simplest installation method unless you follow the documentation to the letter!


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