PCLinuxOS vs. Kubuntu

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by jmedina, Sep 26, 2007.

  1. jmedina

    jmedina New Member

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    I'm trying to get somebody to use Linux. They are used to Windows. Should I let them try Kubuntu or PCLinuxOS?
     
  2. Shane

    Shane ComputerForum Fanatic Staff Member

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    either of them they are good.

    Kubuntu is nice though.

    i prefer Suse more though :)
     
  3. jmedina

    jmedina New Member

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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.
     
  4. Shane

    Shane ComputerForum Fanatic Staff Member

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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:)
     
  5. jmedina

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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?
     
  6. diroga

    diroga New Member

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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?
     
  7. jmedina

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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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