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Old 01-24-2008, 09:10 AM
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ok so i have been trying to find an install of linux that I can recommend to friends to do the basics: internet, word processing, sound and cd burning in a secure fashion... i don't want to tell them hey get this version of linux and then 2 days later have them tell me their account is empty
so, apart from writing a secure linux kernel myself, is there an install that I can recommend to non serious computer users?
i looked at hardened gentoo, but i couldn't tell if the security page was serious or not
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Old 01-24-2008, 01:30 PM
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I would suggest using Ubuntu. You can get it over at: http://www.ubuntu.com/
They have a great user forum at: http://ubuntuforums.org/
Plus you can go to this site for tutorials: http://easylinux.info/wiki/Main_Page

I run Ubuntu on my desktop and my laptop(before it died).
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Old 09-22-2008, 05:40 AM
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ok so i have been trying to find an install of linux that I can recommend to friends to do the basics: internet, word processing, sound and cd burning in a secure fashion... i don't want to tell them hey get this version of linux and then 2 days later have them tell me their account is empty
so, apart from writing a secure linux kernel myself, is there an install that I can recommend to non serious computer users?
i looked at hardened gentoo, but i couldn't tell if the security page was serious or not
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Old 09-22-2008, 06:02 AM
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Ubuntu is one of the most popular distros and supposed to be very user friendly.i have reccomend another one SUSE, It is very good but i think its subscription based.
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Old 10-16-2008, 12:49 PM
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Any linux Operating System is more secure then Windows.

I recommend ubuntu, kbuntu, debian.
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Old 11-25-2008, 02:16 PM
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I agree with the Ubuntu recommendations. It's free and has a great online community that will help you with any problems that you have. Also, if you decide to use your computer for more as time goes on, it'll grow with you, allowing you to do more than you would have been able to on Windows. Linux is great, and free, open source software is even greater!
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Old 11-26-2008, 09:01 AM
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For web hosting I always use Cent OS. On the desktop I use Windows but have tested out Ubuntu and it seems fairly good at least with general web browsing. Overall, I do not have much experience with Ubuntu at this point - there's probably many other good uses of it besides web browsing.
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Old 12-16-2008, 11:40 AM
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I had the same dilemma about a year ago, and went with Ubuntu. I haven't gone back since. It's stable, quick, efficient and easy. Best of all its free, and you can find a free version of any office application you need. Also, there are incredibly helpful forums within the ubuntu community which are perfect for the new user. Goodluck with your switch, and welcome to linux.
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Old 05-03-2009, 10:47 PM
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I used Suse Linux and its quite nice to use and easy to install. I haven't tried Ubuntu but maybe it is good too.
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Old 05-06-2009, 11:25 AM
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Having tried a load of different distros I would probably recommend either Fedora or Ubuntu though for a new user I would go with Ubuntu it seems flawless to me, really easy to use as a day to day OS.
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