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Old 09-26-2007, 12:06 AM   #1
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Default PCLinuxOS vs. Kubuntu

I'm trying to get somebody to use Linux. They are used to Windows. Should I let them try Kubuntu or PCLinuxOS?
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either of them they are good.

Kubuntu is nice though.

i prefer Suse more though
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I think I'm going to show him Kubuntu first. If he does not like it, I will show him PCLinuxOS. I have already tried the Kubuntu Live CD on his computer and it runs very good and all of his hardware is seen.
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what does he do on his pc?

whats the system specs?

you could try Ubuntu and instal Beryl on it for the nice fancy effects
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He is very used to Windows. And, I'm trying to convince him. I just upgraded the RAM in his Machine today. There is about 640 MB. It used to have 256 MB. Which ran horribly slow. It is being used in a classroom. So, I'm guessing a lot of word processing. Which in that case I can use openoffice. I tested his printer with the Ubuntu CD today and it worked great. Would you recommend GNOME? I'm probably going to ask him if I can Format the Hard Drive and run Ubuntu solo. Because, There is a lot of spyware on his copy of Windows. How does Beryl work?
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well KDE looks like windows more than gnome, you could move the task launcher to the bottom for gnome.


why are you try to make him use gnu/linux?
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It doesn't catch viruses, Half the stuff he does on windows can be done on Ubuntu , and the Student's can be introduced to a new operating system. But, Right now it is still moving slow because it is impossible to remove the Spyware that is on there. Plus, It is a lot easier to install than Windows. I will probably show him KDE.
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