[ILUG-BOM] Linux desktops for new users

Saswata Banerjee scrapo at saswatabanerjee.com
Mon Feb 15 11:43:28 IST 2010


On 2/15/2010 10:46 AM, Rony wrote:
> Richard Victor Correia wrote:
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>> Now the question is, which distribution should we suggest? Which desktop
>> environment? Which email client (closer to Outlook look and feel) ?
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> Thunderbird is the closest to Outlook Express and the Linux version is
> quite stable as I have been using it for many years. Avoid the doze
> version as it keeps forgetting profiles even after so many years and
> versions. As distros, Ubuntu and Kubuntu have 'live + install' CDs that
> can be popped into the current machines to check out compatibility and
> speed of operation. If not the latest ones, try one version earlier. For
> older machines use Debian 5 (Lenny).
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You are suggesting debian for a new user moving from windows to linux ?
Debian must have changed drastically since i tried it last


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