miden at travel-net.com
Mon Nov 29 12:11:16 EST 2004
I agree... I tried Xandros and it was an easy install and easy to use.
Definitely the way for Linux to go if it wants to sweep the nation.
Right now I'm using Yoper which was just as easy to install and run. It
doesn't give any choice about what you want to install but it is a full
installation and up and running in 15 minutes. Well, I don't have sound
configured (see my question on the novice list) but other than that...
I've also got Mandrake 10.1 installed and it looks good though I haven't
done much with it yet. I'm curious about why Justin dislikes RedHat and
Mandrake so much - commerce or quality?.
As for Debian - every time I go to an OCLUG meeting and see someone
using Debian they seem to be having trouble with it. I really can't
understand what appears to be a rather masochistic choice (I'm open to
reason. Really, I am.).
My wife runs a Win98/RedHat8 dual-boot setup with Linux as her primary
OS and she seems very happy with it. She was very excited when she saw
how Linux out-performed her MS.
I would be very interested in hearing about other peoples OS choices -
it's an interesting subject if it doesn't go up in flames - and where
they get them. I don't have a high-speed connection so I rely on
magazines like LinuxFormat, Linux User & Developer, and Linux Magazine
for new distros to try.
By the way, there is a new Linux magazine coming out next February.
Apparently it will have cover CD's as well.
Tux Magazine - 'The First and Only Magazine for the New Linux User'
Kevin MacPherson wrote:
> Thanks for the good review.
> I personally am a Xandros Advocate but most people would call me biased.
> ...pause for reaction...
> I've managed to move my wife who is very windows centric to Xandros with
> no complaints except the solitaire does not look the same.
> On Mon, 2004-11-29 at 15:50, Justin Wheeler wrote:
>> Since I first signed onto this list, I've seen a large number of
>>people advocating Fedora's use. Personally, as I've alluded to before, I
>>don't, and never have used it.
>> I'm curious though, if anyone on this list is an advocate of
>>Xandros. I know it's a local company, and maybe plugging a local company
>>might seem like a bit of a conflict of interest based on who the
>>statements are coming from; still, I find that it's the easiest distro for
>>a linux 'newbie' to use.
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