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chris.p 20. May 2009 04:08 PM

Best simple Linux distro?
 
Hey Linux users

I created a stub for what I reckon is the most useful Linux subject for visitors here. If you know anything about that stuff, please comment on pros and cons (on that review page) -- or even take it on.

techsupportalert.com/best-simple-linux-distro.htm

23. May 2009 12:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chris.p (Post 5435)
Hey Linux users

I created a stub for what I reckon is the most useful Linux subject for visitors here. If you know anything about that stuff, please comment on pros and cons (on that review page) -- or even take it on.

techsupportalert.com/best-simple-linux-distro.htm

Having just two weeks ago converted my Sony laptop from Vista Ultimate to Ubuntu 9.04 (and I won't be going back), I cannot be considered a Linux expert, but have been through the hurdles a long time Windows user would face.

I'm interested in taking this on, not just to cover the most basic distros, but also to provide a short list of apps that can be used under Linux in place of the things that were used under Windows (play music/DVDs, look at images, manage your email, write a letter, just basic stuff.)

If nobody has any objections, say within 48hrs, I'll take this on and let Elizabeth know.

Cheers,

Rik

chris.p 23. May 2009 01:04 PM

Rik

Sounds good.

I think there is a crying need for a review of simple Linux distros that a Windows user can easily convert to. It would have to include Mepis and Xandros for example, as a must.

The software to use is a different issue and would need another review. It definitely couldn't be included in the Distro review as that would wreck it. The distro review is intended to be for Mepis v Xandros v Linspire etc.

23. May 2009 02:20 PM

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Originally Posted by chris.p (Post 5580)
Rik

Sounds good.

I think there is a crying need for a review of simple Linux distros that a Windows user can easily convert to. It would have to include Mepis and Xanthos for example, as a must.

The software to use is a different issue and would need another review. It definitely couldn't be included in the Distro review as that would wreck it. The distro review is intended to be for Mepis v Xanthos v Linspire etc.

Chris, sure, that makes sense. I'll check out the distros you've already identified, put something together, and then ask you to take a look. Does that sound ok?

chris.p 23. May 2009 02:46 PM

Thanks Rik. I think this is what's needed, and what will be very popular.


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