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[ale] Desktop Linux

Burn Knoppix to a CD and boot your laptop with that.  It is 
very GUI oriented and will give you the immediate impression 
that SUSE 8.x or 9.x does with a default install.  However, 
it will quickly give you some knowledge about what hardware 
on your laptop you might have trouble with.  I just 
installed SuSE 9.0 on my wife's PC and a laptop last night 
with no trouble at all.  Just have to configure the logins 
as the patching and base setup is done.  SuSE has the 
fastest install, unless your picking a bunch of software to 
add to the default, of any mainline distro I know.

Dan Lambert wrote:
> I am currently using a server running Red Hat 9, and have been very happy
> with the robust and relatively secure nature of the OS.
> I am now wanting to install a desktop version of Linux on an old laptop of
> mine to gain some experience with that application for the OS. Needless to
> say, the desktop environment is considerably different from a server
> environment, and the UI expectations are vastly different, as well.
> What is the most user friendly interface available right now, and what
> version of Linux would you install for an easy to install, easy to maintain,
> easy to use version?
> Fedora? Suse 9? What?
> Dan Lambert
> Lilburn, GA
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