brent saner on 25 Apr 2008 14:59:33 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Distro for Windows User

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Casey Bralla wrote:
| I'm sure this has been asked before, but does anyone have a
suggestion for the
| most Windows-like distribution.  
| Note: That by "Windows Like", I *don't* mean an EULA madness, automatic
| updates that disable features, crashing drivers, etc <grin>
| I want my Dad to try Linux, but he's 81 years old, and frequently
calls me
| because he forgets how to update an address in his Thunderbird mail
| <sigh>

i find that windows converts tend to feel more comfortable in kde and
mac converts are more comfortable in gnome, if it helps any.

PCLinuxOS[1] seems to be the most windows-ish "feel" to GNU/Linux[2]
and yet still retain a decent community. there are other distros out
there that are more centered to providing a more windows-y
feel/interface, but they're either dead or their community sucks.

if he's used Vi$ta, there's also Vixta[3].

Last but not least, in order to fully maximise the ease of his
windows-> GNU/Linux transition, don't forget to leave him with
something he's familiar with [4]! (And the resulting[5] LGA crack[6])


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