Alpha-Geek wrote:My first was Corel Linux. It used the CFM file manager with an SMB network browser & had a nifty thing called Smartmove that let you transfer your windows settings to Corel LinuxOS. It eventually became Xandros, I think.
I just checked. I still have the boot disk, CD's & manual.
kenetics wrote:Knoppix was the first distro I tried, which I believe is based on Debian. Ubuntu was the first I installed, also based on Debian.
BakUp wrote:Lycoris Desktop/lx 1.4 (formerly Redmond Linux)
The Lycoris corporation was founded in 2000 by Joseph Cheek with a vision of making Linux simple enough for everyone and pioneered the Linux based home-user desktop.
Lycoris ceased to be an independent distribution after it was acquired by Mandriva in June 2005
This system worked real well for me, I was extremely dissapointed when it came to its end. And I still have the installation disk.
NoClue! wrote:DSL earlier this year, which by the way I don't recommend for your first exposure to linux. It was interesting and I actually tried to install to hd................didn't work. Next OpenSuse 10.2, this experience was so horrific I should have ended my research into linux as an alternative to ms. After a mind numbing 2hr install the zen updater deleted the wm. Then I found Mint Bianca and there was hope for linux.
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