DEs/Desktop Environments and comparisons to older Windows?

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Re: DEs/Desktop Environments and comparisons to older Windows?

Post by Hoser Rob » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:28 am

Marziano wrote:
Hoser Rob wrote: ... though I wouldn't go near Zorin because their support is rubbish ...
But what do you you think of the OS itself? ....
It's just another UBuntu based distro. Those are a dime a dozen, and it's aimed at noobs.

And a distro aimed at beginners with useless support is USELESS. That's why the only distros I recommend to novices are Ubuntu and Mint. If you';re new to Linux you are absolutely going to need good tech support.

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Re: DEs/Desktop Environments and comparisons to older Windows?

Post by Sir Charles » Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:53 pm

Thanks @Hoser Rob for your reply! You are right, good support is invaluable to every newcomer to Linux.
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Re: DEs/Desktop Environments and comparisons to older Windows?

Post by JerryF » Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:53 pm

Artim wrote:Xfce is not aimed at children, but several distros that are intended for kids use the Xfce desktop, which is wonderfully configurable, whether for little kids or sophisticated geeks.

The fact that "kids' distros" employ the Xfce desktop is a testament to it's simplicity. Not a statement about it's intent or the competence/skill level of it's users.
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Re: DEs/Desktop Environments and comparisons to older Windows?

Post by wutsinterweb » Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:27 pm

Hoser Rob wrote:
Marziano wrote:
Hoser Rob wrote: ... though I wouldn't go near Zorin because their support is rubbish ...
But what do you you think of the OS itself? ....
It's just another UBuntu based distro. Those are a dime a dozen, and it's aimed at noobs.

And a distro aimed at beginners with useless support is USELESS. That's why the only distros I recommend to novices are Ubuntu and Mint. If you';re new to Linux you are absolutely going to need good tech support.
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This I agree with emphatically. Sure, some computer users are smart and can start off with someting like Gentoo or Fedora, but those in my life circle think I'm computer savvy (not enough, that's for sure) and I really needed and benefitted massively from your guys and your help here. The nice thing is you all help me LEARN. And almost everyone here is kind. That's quite important.
I'm just a student, your guidance is appreciated.

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Re: DEs/Desktop Environments and comparisons to older Windows?

Post by austin.texas » Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:53 pm

wutsinterweb wrote:AM I right that Mate is pronounced "MahhTayy", or is it pronounced "mayett"?
Mah-Tay
Where does the name come from?
The name “MATE”, pronounced Ma-Tay, comes from yerba maté, a species of holly native to subtropical South America. Its leaves contain caffeine and are used to make infusions and a beverage called mate.
http://mate-desktop.org/
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Re: DEs/Desktop Environments and comparisons to older Windows?

Post by linux-dummie » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:03 pm

wutsinterweb wrote: This I agree with emphatically. Sure, some computer users are smart and can start off with someting like Gentoo or Fedora, but those in my life circle think I'm computer savvy (not enough, that's for sure) and I really needed and benefitted massively from your guys and your help here. The nice thing is you all help me LEARN. And almost everyone here is kind. That's quite important.
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Re: DEs/Desktop Environments and comparisons to older Windows?

Post by BG405 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:52 am

Another vote for Xfce, although I think KDE Plasma 4 comes pretty close to the classic Windows UI when you select the classic menu (from what I remember, it's been a while since I've seen a running instance of either xp or 7). Plasma 5 less so. I haven't tried LM18.x Xfce yet.
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