[kwlug-disc] "What Linux Distro Should I Use?"

Gary Walsh gwalsh at notw.ca
Tue May 4 09:31:57 EDT 2010


On Tue, 2010-05-04 at 08:43 +0000, Shane wrote:
> I moved from Debian to Ubuntu years ago because I didn't have the time to learn everything and keep up with upgrades.  With Ubuntu I was presented with an update, asked if I wanted it to proceed, answered that I did and it was updated.  Didn't have to know much about anything until later on my own time. 
> 
> That's why I recommend Ubuntu be first.  Lessens transplant shock, for want of a better term.  Nobody has to stay with Ubuntu but it does make things easy for newcomers. 
> 

Mandriva does the same thing, so I don't think that Ubuntu is
particularly special in this regard.  Also, Mandriva has better
graphical management tools than Ubuntu (though I have yet to try 10.04,
so maybe it has changed.)
-- 
Gary




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