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Old 06-08-2017, 04:08 PM   #1
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Distro with best GUI tools for system management

Is there a Linux distro simple enough for a fresh grad or intern with zero Linux certifications or training?

The intern will be tasked to setup systems from scratch, clone system images, maintain them with regular patches and use them as desktops and servers.

The intern is expected to do so through independent self-learning and clicking around the KDE or Gnome desktop.

The intern is assumed to be a typical Windows user used to GUI tools for checking system information, configuring hardware and network etc.

Looking only at the top 3 biggest: Red Hat/CentOS, SUSE and Ubuntu.
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Old 06-08-2017, 06:03 PM   #2
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Is there a Linux distro simple enough for a fresh grad or intern with zero Linux certifications or training?

The intern will be tasked to setup systems from scratch, clone system images, maintain them with regular patches and use them as desktops and servers.

The intern is expected to do so through independent self-learning and clicking around the KDE or Gnome desktop.

The intern is assumed to be a typical Windows user used to GUI tools for checking system information, configuring hardware and network etc.

Looking only at the top 3 biggest: Red Hat/CentOS, SUSE and Ubuntu.
Get them start with CentOS if your intention is to teach them something. The red hat based distros have more commercial coverage.

What you get with the GUI is more or less there, KDE or GNOME makes little differences. Impart things like tutorials, which utilities to use, and where to find information like "man" and documentation.

If it is self learning, then get them self learn on command lines too. Otherwise there is no need to go into UNIX, just stick with Windows Servers.

A lot of unix veterans start off with Windows too, so it is not some steeper learning curves. The curves are there, so just dive into it. It is that simple.

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