Quote Originally Posted by debianfoo View Post
debian is the answer, but I'm not sure installed without the xserver is the answer for a linux beginner... coming from Windows how we all do, we can't just go on the black terminal of joy, can we? I couldn't ...
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Quote Originally Posted by Compunuts View Post
Debian basic (no X), then install IceWM as your DE.
Why?

If you install either KDE or Gnome, it will be slow to boot. For older systems (lower than P3), I'd do IceWM as the DE (Desktop Environment). IceWM uses Gnome's underlying engine but very windows-like DM (Desktop Manager) approach. It's ESPECIALLY good for transition from Windows.

Another good lightweight DE is blackbox/flexbox.