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Re: In Search of the Best Linux for Windows Refugees
Posted by: Katherine Noyes 2012-08-09 06:30:22
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Much as we here in the Linux community may wish that everyone could cut their proverbial computing "teeth" on our favorite operating system, the fact remains that the majority of the world starts off on Windows. That, after all, is why the tragedy of "Microsoft Trained Brain Syndrome" has persisted all these years. It only stands to reason, then, that growing the ranks of Linux users will depend in large part on making Windows users as comfortable as possible during their transition to the free and open source way of life.


Re: In Search of the Best Linux for Windows Refugees
Posted by: jymm 2012-08-15 18:24:43 In reply to: Katherine Noyes
There are many distros to start with Linux. I myself tried Xandros, PC Linux, Mint, Lubuntu and Zorin. I found Zorin by far the easiest. Not that the others are not good, they are good. One of the best things about Linux is you can chose a distro that is right for you, rather than a one fits all. There are distos I would never recommend to someone new, like Slackware, they would be discouraged and go right back to windows. Level of computer literacy, hardware and OS expectations all figure in which OS is best for anyone.
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