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    suggesting a distro (not newbie, but not hard either)

    I know two people who are interested in getting into linux. They have moderate to pretty good knowledge of computers and one has messed around with suse a little bit. They both want a distro that isn't too easy, and will make them learn how to do things, but not too hardcore. I myself use slackware and pretty much jumped straight into it, but it might be a little too tough for them. Suggestions?

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    Re:suggesting a distro (not newbie, but not hard either)

    Ubuntu ;D

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    I second that. They way I got hooked is through libranet 2.8.0. I needed a distro that worked out of the box, but still gave me enough incentive to dig deeper and figure out things such as kernel compilations and xorg.config type things.

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    I'd say Slackware/Dropline.

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    I'd say Ubuntu since it has all you need on a single disc -- web browser, e-mail client, multimedia programs, and office suite it's all there.

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    Re:suggesting a distro (not newbie, but not hard either)

    [quote author=trickster link=board=7;threadid=9857;start=0#msg89398 date=1097239753]
    I'd say Slackware/Dropline.
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    I disagree, I use Slackware on my main box. I still had to set a couple of things up before I got things going. Ubuntu is one of easiest install Ive done (Mandy and Suse9) being THE easiest by leaps and bounds. When they say this thing works out of the box, its DOES. Also, not to get off topic, but Evolution 2 is

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    Re:suggesting a distro (not newbie, but not hard either)

    [quote author=coltrane link=board=7;threadid=9857;start=0#msg89401 date=1097242470]
    [quote author=trickster link=board=7;threadid=9857;start=0#msg89398 date=1097239753]
    I'd say Slackware/Dropline.
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    I disagree, I use Slackware on my main box. I still had to set a couple of things up before I got things going. Ubuntu is one of easiest install Ive done (Mandy and Suse9) being THE easiest by leaps and bounds. When they say this thing works out of the box, its DOES. Also, not to get off topic, but Evolution 2 is

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    He says he wants something that is not too easy
    Dropline 2.8 has Evolution 2

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    Libranet

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    i vote for slackware, it's not like mandrake to install but then again it's not like debain.....

    Most of the stuff works out of the box for slackware. You'll never get something that finds all your hardware and sets it up right, there is always tweeking that needs to be done.

    ubuntu looks great! i tried it but i'm going to wait till the end of the month for thier final release of warty to use it full time, untill then it's back to slack.......

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    [quote author=Ashcrow link=board=7;threadid=9857;start=0#msg89403 date=1097244674]
    Libranet
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    Doesnt get much better.

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