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Old 10-04-2008, 11:17 AM   #1
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Best Version of Linux to convert a Windows person into using?

Hello all,

I am trying to get my wife to start using Linux rather than trying to Pay for the MSFT Monopoly. What is the best linux OS to use to help get her to use it?

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I'd suggest you use whatever distro her support person
knows best. If that's you, use your favorite distro.
That will make it much easier to provide support for her.
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The argument from carltm is quite good; whatever you do, she will need some initial support and that may point you towards what you currently use. Unless, possibly, if you feel like playing with another distro, in which case that might be a factor.

OTOH, in general, (...and there are exceptions...) windows refugees often find kde is more to their taste than gnome (but not, I'd suggest, kde 4 just yet).

If it was me, I'd choose between kubuntu, SuSE, ubuntu and *buntu derivatives like mepis/mint, in roughly that order of priority (but then I'm not a fedora fan, which will change your order of priorities).

(The debian system with synaptic for package management is, in my view, simply brilliant and if there was a debian-derived distro with kde that didn't have other disadvantages, then I'd be suggesting that. In any case, whichever you go for, you will have to explain that getting extra 'stuff' doesn't start with a google search of the 'net but with use of the package manager.)


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