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    Best "Windows User" Distro


    What's the best distro to use if someone's only used Windows before? I want to make a live CD to put on my girlfriend's computer to see what she thinks...and also to see the look on her face when she boots into Linux...=D

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    I thought Ark Linux was pretty close to Win. A lot of the programs are grouped somewhat like Win. The only problem with it is that the repository isn't very big, but they're working on it. I also just installed Ubuntu on the house's main computer (after I completely destroyed Win), and they have already have a LiveCD version, so you don't need to "make" it yourself. Kubuntu might be closer to Win, though, since it come with KDE and not GNOME.

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    I would recommend either Knoppix or Mepis.
    Both are livecds with great hardware detection.
    both start with Kde by default.
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    Quote Originally Posted by budman7
    I would recommend either Knoppix or Mepis.
    Both are livecds with great hardware detection.
    both start with Kde by default.
    I agree (never tried Knoppix before though).

    Mepis is gd!

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    SuSE/Mandriva..Linspire maybe *puke*

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    Suse I guess...or dare I say....Linspire?

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    Oh yeah!
    That'd be a good practical joke to put a life cd into the cd drive...

    I might try to fool someone at my job... if I don't get fired for that!!!

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    Anything with XPDE.

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    Linspire?
    No. Linspire, somehow, has managed to be worse than Windows.

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    Agreed. It's just that you pay for programs that every single other Linux user can get for free. I've said before, Microsoft takes advantage of the stupidity of the average Windows user, but this is even worse. It's unfair.

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    Linspire is decent for a person who knows nothing but windoze.

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