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Old 05-07-2005, 02:45 PM   #1
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Talking Look'g 4 MS friendly Linux

Been really want'g to move 2 linux 4 quite sometime now and I was wonderin if anyone could recommend me a MS friendly Linux for those who are in a transistion 2 transfer from MS 2 Linux?
Old 05-07-2005, 02:50 PM   #2
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you can try Linspire...its a distribution aimed at people who are used to windows..howver if ure feeling courageous and want something thats fast and free try mepis or ubuntu..
Old 05-07-2005, 02:54 PM   #3
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I also recommend for newbie like me SUSE 9.3 is really great, I tried Linspire and I don't like anything built in that distro.
Old 05-07-2005, 03:02 PM   #4
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I would say get some live CD's to try first then setup a duel boot system... KDE is probably most like windows, however, If you want to try Linux Don't try to make it like windows... Linux has quite a diff way of doing things then MS but you'll find it's more efficient...

I say jump right into a duel boot... SUSE 9.3 is nice but I think it has some .mp3 issues as well as Fedora... I like Mandrake and Slackware but It's just a matter of pref...

Old 05-07-2005, 11:41 PM   #5
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I'd say try Fedora.. I've tried many distros and the only two that I really like are Fedora and Slackware. I went with Fedora for good because it has better support out of the box for my laptop. Not to mention the useful faqs/howtos for my lappy. I've found after the install you can find a lot of help at for alot of questions. Including how to fix the lack of mp3 support.
Old 05-08-2005, 12:17 AM   #6
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Well I've got Suse 9.2 and it supports MP3 out of the box is free, runs KDE etc. I've done the dual booting thing for some time, but eventually realised the only way I was going to get somewhere was to make linux the only OS on the drive and make it work. But I warn you it has cost me time, (it pays to have a fast net connection). But I've had it on about a month and have learnt tons and tons. For me I purchased Win4Lin Pro for those windows apps you just can't replace, or you could go for VMWare if you have the dollars and don't mind giving up half your RAM! I found Knoppix to be invaluable in my dual boot phase too, as everything seemed to just work, I've got Ubuntu, that's supposed to be good, (they'll actually send you a free CD I believe, my friend got me one but I haven't used it yet.




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