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Old 26. May 2014, 07:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default The ultimate guide to Linux for Windows users

This truly comprehensive and well written guide is well worth the read for anyone contemplating a real alternative to their dying XP desktop.

http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/u...ows-users.html

Also related...

http://netrunner-mag.com/windows-use...nux-checklist/
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Old 27. May 2014, 12:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This is the big difference. Linux can run without a graphical interface.
AFAIK Windows Server can do that too.

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Ubuntu is one of the most popular Linux distros in the world. It is very easy to install and use, and it has a large install base. Many veteran Linux recommend this particular flavor of Linux to new users.
Many veteran UNIX users call Ubuntu a risk, even the EFF/FSF does.

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Old 27. May 2014, 03:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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This is about desktops not servers :/
BTW, why is Ubuntu a risk?
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Dedoimedo,
Many thanks for writing your excellent and extensive guide to Linux: I am sure new and even experienced users', of this often bewildering OS (certainly in terms of choices), will find this a great reference source.
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Dedoimedo,
Many thanks for writing your excellent and extensive guide to Linux: I am sure new and even experienced users', of this often bewildering OS (certainly in terms of choices), will find this a great reference source.
All the best,
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Stay toooned also for a dual booting guide for Linux/XP
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BTW, why is Ubuntu a risk?
I guess it's because you're at risk of abandoning Windows once you've tried it.
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I love downloading the newest version of the Mints and Ubuntus and all variations thereof. Besides the adventure of running the live DVD/USB, the install and ability to see if it will give me a desktop worth continuing with. It boils down to the matter of customizing it to the point that I find to be comfortable for daily use. The reality (lately) is often disappointing and too cumbersome to make it suitable for everyday use. Within a short amount of time its back to my old standby which in my case is Kubuntu 13.04.

I'm looking forward to the new KDE after it emerges from beta and I'm hoping it continues to fill the void left by the Unity madness.

Mints Cinnimon and Mate are good, but Kubuntu is just a notch above.
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I'm looking forward to the new KDE after it emerges from beta and I'm hoping it continues to fill the void left by the Unity madness.

Mints Cinnimon and Mate are good, but Kubuntu is just a notch above.
This is one of the reasons why I was so smitten with Centrych which combines KDE/Qt and GNOME/GTK. Smart developer to realize that a combination was a better solution than currently being provided by any one DE alone. Yet another one man band but I do hope this project continues.

http://www.centrych.org/
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BTW, why is Ubuntu a risk?
Because it's spyware. You might as well use your preferred search engine and search for RMS's rants about that distribution.

No one should use Ubuntu for anything. It's bad and its users should feel bad.
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I guess it's because you're at risk of abandoning Windows once you've tried it.
In this case this is a risk indeed.
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