Down south here we would call that, "Sounds like a personal problem to me."Quote:
There are far too many distros. Anybody who wants to start with Linux is completely disoriented
Again, sounds like a personal problem to me. One cannot decide what is best for me. Glad I have a choice.Quote:
If these guys could agree on 3 or 4 distros and scrap all the rest
And that is fine by me. But> I am a uneducated tattooed outlaw linux biker who knows nothing about computers.Quote:
Anybody a bit less interested than me and with less computer background would have long given up on Linux.
I liked it better when only outlaws rode Harleys. When the doctors,lawyers,and everybody else I would not have a drink
in a bar with got involved. Well, it helped my motorcycle business but the runs got more boring.
Oh yeah, I voted other. Fuduntu. Because Hardware Specs play into what I recommend plus the persons posting knowledge. I run AntiX and Puppy because I want to. Not because I have to settle on just 3 or 4 choices.
That is why I think many choices are good in Linux and command line don't scare me. Now my wife. She scares me. ;)
Well, you keep the mess and prevent Linux from being attractive to a greater audience. I do this only for fun. After 52 years in computers (as a profession) and after more than 50 operating systems I know what to choose. But what about Joe Blow around the corner that sees a computer for the first time. I would probably recommend he buy a Chromebook.
That said, I think Mint makes or a great novice-friendly distro.
Mint isn't bad, but I like Zorin better.Quote:
That said, I think Mint makes or a great novice-friendly distro
My father is one of those who's barely computer literate. There is absolutely no way I'd recommend a Linux machine for him. Never. I've created a system image for him with detailed, step by step instructions on what he needs to do if he borks the machine. He can restore the image, but there is absolutely no way I'd attempt to teach him the ins and outs of a new OS.
I'd have to go postal on someone if it was decided to limit the number of distributions to 3 or 4. Who gets to decide? The clueless? No thank you. I'll make my own decisions thankyouverymuch.
This is a very good read (if occasionally preachy) that may answer a few of your questions.
Yeah, that was one of the first things I read.