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 PostPost subject: Re: Good beginners Linux distro        Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:19 pm 
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Mageia is a good distro for beginner, nice interface and the MCC (mageia Control Centre) is almost like the windows Control Panel. And the 3rd release should be soon.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Good beginners Linux distro        Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:18 am 
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There are also Mandriva and OpenSuse, which are beginner oriented like Ubuntu and Mint


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 PostPost subject: Re: Good beginners Linux distro        Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:21 pm 
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Ubuntu is the #1 and the most popular distro out there. Even though Linux Mint appeals more to new users, Ubuntu has a rigorous release cycle and tends to have more features implemented in each release. Ubuntu does not come with a load of software and codecs pre installed like Linux Mint. So new users may have trouble playing certain media formats and may require a few command line installations. But due to the excellent community support they can be sorted out within minutes.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Good beginners Linux distro        Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:05 am 
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I'd say Linux Mint. Ubuntu is great and I use it, but Unity is confusing and Mint is basically the same "under the hood" as Ubuntu, but in my opinion even easier for beginners and it uses a UI that you'll probably feel much more familiar with.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Good beginners Linux distro        Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:39 am 
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I would go for Ubuntu. I did so myself a few years ago, back then I was a fish out of water when it came to Linux as a whole, but I never looked back. Went pretty smooth, especially after finding the tutorials and cheat sheets to get me started. But with that said; find enough cheat sheets and I'd say Linux Mint is a close second.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Good beginners Linux distro        Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:58 am 
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If you want to learn linux, then go with Arch. Everything is well-documented at their wiki.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Good beginners Linux distro        Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:20 pm 
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For beginners I recommend Zorin OS.


Yes, I second it.

So does this guy's mother:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiHe_0_bCO0
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 PostPost subject: Re: Good beginners Linux distro        Posted: Fri May 31, 2013 12:20 pm 
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it depends what youwant - 1) for only experiments I suggest live distros like puppy linux, slax .. only to see what linux does it mean, visual experience where are I find some items ... with live cd/dvd no damage can destroy your pc

2) for serious beginning of linux I suggest ubuntu (for huge advices on ubuntuforums.com - everything is there explained) and after some months and gaining experiences you can try debian stable (for more serious conservative *nix work)


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 PostPost subject: Re: Good beginners Linux distro        Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:31 am 
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It sounds weird, but I'd suggest Lubuntu as a good starting OS - it's interface is very similar to Windows in the fact you have a start button at the bottom, the Start menu, stuff like that. If that goes wrong, Linux Mint works well as well.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Good beginners Linux distro        Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:03 pm 
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I think the obvious choice must be something like Ubuntu or Mint. Depends on your situation and whether you require a GUI i suppose. With lots of mainstream distributions its important to look at the versions and also whether they are Long Term Support editions. Otherwise you may find your edition isnt supported after a year or so.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Good beginners Linux distro        Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:20 pm 
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As many people before my allready said, I made the best experience with Linux Mint and Ubuntu. You can also try Fedora, but for beginners I recommend Debian Based Systems as they are sometimes easier e.g. installing packages or something under Fedora and SUSE you have RPM as installation package handler which is not so popular!


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The Linux magazine manual which I bought from Poundland here in UK contains a free version of Ubuntu 12.04 and is aimed at new users. It contains step by step workshops in installing and using Linux.


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