View Poll Results: What is your favorite Linux distribution for new users?
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Ubuntu (any variety)
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- May 2004
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Favorite Desktop Distro for New Users - 2008
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Last edited by oz; 12-29-2007 at 04:01 AM.oz
I used (K)Ubuntu for a year and a half... too many little bugs made me switch back to Debian. Debian based distros for me! I like pure Debian though.Running Linux Since 2001®
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Ubuntu, because it has a very large user base and it's a fairly easy way to get your feet wet in the Linux world.
Ubuntu. Kubuntu has Windows OS like Interface and new Linux users having Windows OS experience feel more comfortable with it.
Personally speaking,a easy and convenient way to manage soft package is very necessary for a linux newbie.
I have always found the Ubuntu family really good for easy installation and use.
I have tried Ubuntu and XUbuntu of that family and decided that I like
I also tried Mepis which was very good - for ease of use but had KDE which I
didn't like that much after a while. Fedora is another distro that I tried. I
didn't like it much so moved on.
The magazine Linux Format has just run a special on a distro called PC Linux
OS. It is supposed to be the rival to Ubuntu as a distro for beginners. From
the screenshots, it looks like it will be pretty, but appears to be KDE based.Should you be sitting wondering,
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- Jan 2005
I think its Mint, we all remember the hard times to configure codecs and flash and java. I think if your new and have no experiance in Linux, then Mint as it truly comes with all this stuff.
Also personal note its Ubunt/Debian based.