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Chaky
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« on: January 16, 2008, 01:59:34 PM »

ok so i have been trying to find an install of linux that I can recommend to friends to do the basics: internet, word processing, sound and cd burning in a secure fashion... i don't want to tell them hey get this version of linux and then 2 days later have them tell me their account is empty 
so, apart from writing a secure linux kernel myself, is there an install that I can recommend to non serious computer users?
i looked at hardened gentoo, but i couldn't tell if the security page was serious or not

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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2008, 08:00:30 PM »

Tell them to get their hands on Knoppix for starters.

Knoppix is available from knopper.de and it's a live CD OS that they can use to see if they actually like what they're testing.

All of the Linux OSes are very reliable and safe, it's all down to the user and his/her preferences.
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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2008, 08:30:54 PM »

My personal favorite is Kubuntu. It's user-friendly and reliable.
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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2008, 09:14:33 AM »

Kubuntu, as good as it may be, has the added disadvantage of running the KDE desktop, which is quite resource hungry. So Ubuntu might also be a good alternative, being that it's pretty much the same as Kubuntu, just with a different Desktop
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« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2008, 08:51:17 PM »

Ubuntu is the good user-friendly version of linux.

There is always Red Hat's Fedora that can be used.
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« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2008, 10:14:51 AM »

Linux is all about choice and freedom. There are different Linux distribution exists with different goals. It is good idea to define your goals and select Linux distribution as per your requirements.

I like Redhat and Debian for server as they are rock solid stable and comes with good binary packaging system. Some will swear up by Knoppix Live CD.

Some people like Suse and other recommends Ubuntu. There are others who like to compile everything from scratch
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« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2010, 03:28:54 AM »

According to me, Ubuntu is the one of the greatest growing Linux operating System. Ubuntu is collected of many software packages, of which the huge majority is dispersed under a free software license.
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