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Hello all, I'm new to Ubuntu. My question is "Can I learn it atleast in a month or so?". I can run dual OS but still, is Ubuntu as user-friendly ...
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    Hello all,

    I'm new to Ubuntu. My question is "Can I learn it atleast in a month or so?". I can run dual OS but still, is Ubuntu as user-friendly as Windows?

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    Hello and Welcome!

    Can you learn to use it it a month? Easily.
    Master the intricacies of the CLI in a month? Not quite as easy, but you can still get quite a bit done!

    is Ubuntu as user-friendly as Windows?
    Yes it is. It has a very intuitive GUI. And is loaded with applications for email, torrent clients and other good stuff that is comparable to what you might use in either Windows or MacOSX.
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    Are Ubuntu is suitable for web development?

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    I have limited knowledge of web development, but I would have to say Yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by f1041 View Post
    is Ubuntu as user-friendly as Windows?
    If you are talking about Windows Vista/7, I'd say Ubuntu is more user-friendly. If you are talking about Windows 2000/XP, I'd say somewhere b/t as user-friendly, to slightly less user-friendly. Either way, the way you'll learn best is to use it, every day, and don't cheat on it and run back to Windows to get something done. I guarantee you, provided you don't want to play games - you can do it in Linux.

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    Quote Originally Posted by khairizalsalim View Post
    Are Ubuntu is suitable for web development?
    Yes, it is suitable. Ideally, you'd want a web server and a good editor, along with various web-related languages (perl, python, PHP, etc.). You could also go for an IDE, but that is probably overkill for web development. I'm sure there are also WYSIWYG editors, although I don't use those myself. All of these things are available in Ubuntu. I personally prefer RPM-based systems (like CentOS and Fedora - both based on Red Hat), but that's just me. Your best bet, if you have the time, is to test-drive 2 or 3, and see what works best for you. If you are in a time-crunch, I think you'll be fine with Ubuntu. It has a huge software repository and a huger community.

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