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Easiest Linux To Use?


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#1 Wassim

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Posted 31 May 2007 - 12:36 PM

Hey Linux ppl,

i would like u to give me ur opinion about whats the easiest Linux to use, like to install softwares,networking, good GUI ,applications....

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Posted 31 May 2007 - 12:59 PM

I would say that PClinuxOS would be the easiest to use, or maybe puppy.

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Posted 31 May 2007 - 05:15 PM

Ubuntu is designed to be a very user friendly distro. I use it on both my computers (Studio and Xubuntu are my variations) and their forums are almost in league with Bleeping computer when it comes to the members helpfulness and so on. Ubuntu uses a Live CD so you can try it out without installing it. (I think PCLinuxOS does too)

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Posted 31 May 2007 - 06:20 PM

i tried Ubuntu and it is nice, i am currently on Suse 10.1 and it is nice too.

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 12:36 PM

I'm quite fond of Xandros.

Now that you are onto Suse, did you figure out how Synaptic works? Did you install many programs? I prefer Debian based distributions over RedHat based distributions like Suse. It just seems easier to install packages over the internet.

Xandros has a very familiar interface for those who use Windows 2000 or earlier. The File Manager works the same, and everything is where you expect it to be.
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Posted 01 June 2007 - 12:39 PM

I run Xandros Home Premium 4.0 but I do not think they have a free version of it.

Yes PClinuxOS does have a Linux Live CD.

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To find the live disk search for it at: http://www.google.com/linux
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Posted 01 June 2007 - 12:58 PM

i cant figure out how to install programs on Suse.
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Posted 01 June 2007 - 01:11 PM

Have you tried looking in their online help or help that is built in?

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 11:27 AM

Yast2 is the Suse package manager/installer. Try using it.
Suse uses RPM files.

I run Xandros Home Premium 4.0 but I do not think they have a free version of it.

They have a Free OCE DVD, finally... It is not available at the official site, but it is the free version.

Do a search for Geekconnection, they have it.
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