belovedmonster wrote:Because Linux distros are updated so often you will find that some users find a version that works for them and then don't bother to update to the latest version, (why fix something that isnt broken?). Really there is no great need to update your system every single time a new version comes out, but then again some people like to always have the cutting edge.
Because of this you will find some people running older versions, which is in no way a reflection that the newer versions are less stable. It's more a reflection of the personality of the person in question. Some people might only want to upgrade once every few years, other people will even install betas that may have bugs just to get the latest and the greatest.
So start with the most up to date version (4.0) and see how you get on.
MagnusB wrote:With those specs you should be able to run Enlightenment, E17, which has a high WAF (Wife Acceptance Factor).
MagnusB wrote: I could recommend downloading GoblinX liveCD which comes loaded with several desktop environments, look at them and test them a bit and decide what is best. The best thing is that the ISO is only just over 300 MB, but it is based on Slackware and I am not entirely how newbie friendly it is..
professorsnapper wrote:*chuckle* Good to hear, Magnus, though I suspect my WAF threshold may be lower than yours - (mine baulked at using basic Boolean logic in a search engine). Also, in doing some research on Wikipedia, it has been suggested that as far as level of expertise is concerned, Enlightenment "... uses very radical and unique concepts which require a little bit of patience to learn" <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_X_Window_System_desktop_environments>. What are your thoughts on this? (As you may have guessed from the above, my girlfriend hasn't got much patience for computer-related stuff)
professorsnapper wrote:Thanks for the very interesting recommendation - maybe Goblinx's servers are busy, but both the link you sent and the download page timed out / didn't respond. I did, however, get some food for thought in poking around the site from the home page. The screenshots look great. One additional question - on the page <http://www.goblinx.com.br/>, is the cartoon-style dock visible on three of the screenshots specific to KDE, or can it be installed on Xfce, fluxbox editions etc?
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