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Windows 7: Ubuntu 13.04 Review: Linux for the average Joe or Jane

25 Apr 2013   #1
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 
Ubuntu 13.04 Review: Linux for the average Joe or Jane

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Hard core Linux fans won't care for it, but for the average user the new Ubuntu desktop Linux has a lot to offer.
Read more: Ubuntu 13.04 Review: Linux for the average Joe or Jane | ZDNet


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25 Apr 2013   #2
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

Has anyone done an awesome write up of the different Linux Desktop flavors? [KDE, Cinnamon, MATE, etc etc.]

I just always pick KDE still, but not serious about it, just wipe and drop on an old PC, currently at trial of 8, but I havent booted it since I put 8 on it a month ago, next up I was figuring Linux Mint 14, last had Linux Mint 12.
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25 Apr 2013   #3
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

There are a few posts/tutorials, but mostly on LinuxMin14 (there is also one on Zorin) - these two are probably the easiest distros for Windows-only users to acclimate too.
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25 Apr 2013   #4
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

I want specifically a write up on the FLAVORS, not a specific distro....

Just want to fill in my ignorance gap in one fail swoop, because right now, I have no clue if someone asked me.

I am trying to avoid having to install each flavor of the same distro to figure it out on my own....

Mind you I used distrowatch.com for distros, the choices....
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25 Apr 2013   #5
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Ahhh...the desktop variants, no, nothing here that I know off. This is a nice summary....
An Introduction to Linux Mint
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25 Apr 2013   #6
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Ubuntu is following the road they have chosen with resolution. It is, has been and seemingly will be The Chosen Linux Distro of all those youngsters trolling the net telling "Windows is so mainstream, I use Linux" but with too little knowledge to really use Linux.
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25 Apr 2013   #7
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

DistroWatch.com: Put the fun back into computing. Use Linux, BSD.
Mink is currently #1, but Mageia is #2 and rising.
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25 Apr 2013   #8
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM 17.3 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Good one

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Ubuntu is following the road they have chosen with resolution. It is, has been and seemingly will be The Chosen Linux Distro of all those youngsters trolling the net telling "Windows is so mainstream, I use Linux" but with too little knowledge to really use Linux.
Good one Kari.
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25 Apr 2013   #9
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Honestly? I'm never going to bother with Linux, unless forced to (by work only). I can't roll my own, and I don't want to take the time learning which distro is best for my needs and how to use it. I'll switch to Mac first (once they tone down the skeuomorph)
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26 Apr 2013   #10
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
I'm surprised there are some GLARING ERRORS and Omissions in his post of such an elementary nature that I now have to get suspicious of the entire article.

1) Windows 8 users can't run UBUNTU because SECURE BOOT locks out any other OS --- He doesn't mention anything about disabling secure boot -- which is quite doable -- and NOT ALL machines have secure boot anyway.

2) He says you can no longer run UBUNTU from within Windows -- Wub.. wpplication no longer supported -- he doesn't mention ANYTHING about running Ubuntu in a VM such as VMWARE player or VBOX (Both free pieces of software).

For ANYBODY who wants to test / trial an OS then using a Virtual Machine seems the sensible way to test it first -- OK then try it on real hardware but at least on a VM you can see if you like the OS and whether the basic functionality works.

Need I go on.

Cheers
jimbo
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