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    [SOLVED] Choosing a really productive “Lindows”


    Hello,
    I am looking for a dummy-proof, very user-friendly, windows-like Linux distribution.
    Users that are real beginners even in using windows have to switch to Linux, so I was wondering what is the best distro for a beginner user that comes from Windows Camp, regardless of computer specification requirements.
    I actually doubt a “Lindows” like that exist, as most of Linux distros are made by people for people that “feel bad” about Microsoft and Windows, but after all there are many distros, and who knows?
    Thanks a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azmandius View Post
    Hello,
    I am looking for a dummy-proof, very user-friendly, windows-like Linux distribution.
    Users that are real beginners even in using windows have to switch to Linux, so I was wondering what is the best distro for a beginner user that comes from Windows Camp, regardless of computer specification requirements.
    This is a very popular question. See our thread dedicated to it:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/lin...e-posting.html

    I actually doubt a “Lindows” like that exist, as most of Linux distros are made by people for people that “feel bad” about Microsoft and Windows, but after all there are many distros, and who knows?
    Thanks a lot.
    You might be surprised to find out that a great many folks who work on Linux really don't care one way or the other. Microsoft works for some folks and doesn't work for others. Most Linux users fall into the "others" category. That doesn't mean we all hate Microsoft, just that we've found something that works better for us.

    "Lindows" was actually a product for a while. It changed its name to Linspire and is still sold today. I would suggest you read up on the article "Linux is Not Windows" in this thread:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/lin...ead-first.html

    There are several Linux distributions out there that try to reproduce the look and feel of Microsoft's OS. Some that come to mind off the top of my head are Xandros, Linspire, and LinuxXP. However you might find that one of the more popular Linux distributions does what you want, even if it looks different. I would suggest taking a tour using a LiveCD distribution.
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    Very useful article.
    Thank you.

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