[ILUG-BOM] Linux desktops for new users

Rony Bill gnulinuxist at gmail.com
Mon Feb 15 13:45:20 IST 2010


After it is setup, Debian is just like any other desktop. KDE or Gnome.

On 15/02/2010, Saswata Banerjee <scrapo at saswatabanerjee.com> wrote:
> 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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