[clug] Re: linux Digest, Vol 63, Issue 3

Rodney Peters rodneyp at pcug.org.au
Tue Mar 4 12:57:31 GMT 2008

Having spent many fruitless hours trying to talk beginners through the 
installation of "buntu" I conclude that it is not suitable for newbies.  I 
suggest you try Linux Mint, which "just works" (TM)

As with many distro, Mint comes in various flavours.  The KDE variant will 
have most functionality, whereas the XFCE variant will be least demanding of 
hardware resources.

The easiest way to locate any distro is via Distrowatch


The Linux Learner's SIG meets this Thursday morning.


Disclaimer:  I am the convener of the said Linux Learner's SIG.

On Monday 03 March 2008 20:44:17 linux-request at lists.samba.org wrote:
> From: "jhock" <jhock at iinet.net.au>
>  To: linux at lists.samba.org
> Hi All,
> I am sick of M$ Windows XP on my home computer.  I want to switch to LINUX.
> I have a CD player and a floppy disk.  I have heard that UBUNTU is good for
> families.  I am use to UNIX on Sun Solaris.
> Does anyone know where I can get a coy of UBUNTU on CD in Canberra or how
> can I download it onto my computer and install it?  Or should I go for
> something else like Debian or Ret Hat?  I don't think that I will be a
> power user to use GENTOO.
> Thanks in advance.
> John.

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