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Old 21-11-2009, 09:17 PM   #31
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I consider myself a noob as well. I'd tried Ubuntu, Opensuse, and Mandriva.

I think Ubuntu is better in term of user-friendliness and hardware support.
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Old 19-03-2010, 06:23 PM   #32
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Hello, I'm also interested in the Linux scene but still very new to it. Would like to install a Linux OS onto a Pentium 3 computer (1GHz, 256Mb RAM) just for casual usage. Anyone care to recommend a suitable one?
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Old 20-03-2010, 12:31 PM   #33
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frankly speaking, linux is not for noob. u got to have at least some knowledge or willingness to learn if you wish to use linux
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Old 20-03-2010, 01:29 PM   #34
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frankly speaking, linux is not for noob. u got to have at least some knowledge or willingness to learn if you wish to use linux
have u tried Ubuntu prior to the above statement? If No, then please give Ubuntu a try.
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Old 20-03-2010, 01:33 PM   #35
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Ubuntu gives Linux a bad name, period.

I've never seen a more whacked-up, buggy version of Linux ever since Ubuntu Karmic koala.

user-friendliness is destroying the stability of Linux, and all you call can do is praise it on how simple it has gotten while forgetting about all the problems it has brought.

typical 'end-user' mentality.
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Old 20-03-2010, 01:34 PM   #36
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Ubuntu gives Linux a bad name, period.

I've never seen a more whacked-up, buggy version of Linux ever since Ubuntu Karmic koala.

user-friendliness is destroying the stability of Linux, and all you call can do is praise it on how simple it has gotten while forgetting about all the problems it has brought.

typical 'end-user' mentality.
why do u say its buggy? which version are you talking about?
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Old 20-03-2010, 02:39 PM   #37
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Huh? Ubuntu is one of the easiest versions of linux to use. Never hung on me before either. Quite reliable.
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Old 21-03-2010, 12:43 AM   #38
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there are 2 parts to which linux distro is for noobs
one is user friendliness in terms of package and interface
the other is stability which is a problem with ubuntu

ubuntu is the most user friendly linux distro to date
its so intuitive its not in anyway inferior to windows

HOWEVER.... its true this koala bear version is buggy
i had a lot of prob with my wifi and gfx with it

actually there are many diff distros u can consider
opensuse, fedora... many many and regardless of which one of them u are using
interface wise, gnome or kde really help a lot to make linux userfriendly
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Old 21-03-2010, 01:12 AM   #39
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Agreed Ubuntu by itself is not good. Linux Mint however takes Ubuntu, installs all the imortant drivers, programs and setting and makes it much easier to use.

New users should use Linux Mint. I learned through painful experience.
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Old 22-03-2010, 10:38 AM   #40
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have u tried Ubuntu prior to the above statement? If No, then please give Ubuntu a try.
yup, i've been using ubuntu. i didnt say it's difficult for me but im pretty sure it's nt as easy to pick up as compared to windows.
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Of course it won't be easy to pick up as easy as windows.. even for a new first time Windows user will find slight difficulty...

I am trying to pick up some knowledge with Ubuntu... of course I don't have much time to learn more than that.. so I am taking my time..

but I find Ubuntu is stable with wireless though...

There could be always a learning curve.. whoever wants to learn more.. can slowly pick up.. one can pick upthe kowledge from here n there...
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everyone starts off as a noob. IMO, the most windows-friendly linux distro is Ubuntu or Kubuntu.
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Old 22-03-2010, 08:48 PM   #43
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and it's good to take a book to read on the linux OS structure.

for example what is super-user, where are programs installed at, where config files are stored at, etc. it makes learning more interesting and fun.

so after getting comfy with one distro you move on to other complex & stable distros and you'll start learning again (coz some distros store files differently, different commands, etc)
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Old 23-03-2010, 12:44 PM   #44
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Of course it won't be easy to pick up as easy as windows.. even for a new first time Windows user will find slight difficulty...

I am trying to pick up some knowledge with Ubuntu... of course I don't have much time to learn more than that.. so I am taking my time..

but I find Ubuntu is stable with wireless though...

There could be always a learning curve.. whoever wants to learn more.. can slowly pick up.. one can pick upthe kowledge from here n there...
everyone starts off as a noob. IMO, the most windows-friendly linux distro is Ubuntu or Kubuntu.
and it's good to take a book to read on the linux OS structure.

for example what is super-user, where are programs installed at, where config files are stored at, etc. it makes learning more interesting and fun.

so after getting comfy with one distro you move on to other complex & stable distros and you'll start learning again (coz some distros store files differently, different commands, etc)
i agree w all e above. as i mention earlier, if noob to computer(no computer knowledge at all) windows is still e most suitable.
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Old 25-03-2010, 02:36 PM   #45
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Rock-kun, I assume you're a techie, it is statements like "typical 'end-user' mentality" that makes the linux desktop and community so unapproachable to new users. The linux community has always been great, for a techie. To fan bigger adoptation of linux on the desktop, it is precisely this "typical 'end-user' mentality" that it has to satisfy, most users don't really care if the OS is secure or "stable" as long as they can type a document for their boss, edit their school projects, sent email, watch Youtube etc. and if they face problems, solutions can be easily googled and found on the forums without getting some in your face, offputting or holier than thou statements.
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