[sclug] What distro?

David Given dg at cowlark.com
Tue May 9 00:16:33 UTC 2006

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John Stumbles wrote:
> But remember that if you start with gnome and install kde you need to
> select the appropriate session type at the logon screen to actually get kde
> </newbie-gotcha>

It remembers the last one you used, so you only have to pick it once.

For a beginner, I'd strongly, strongly recommend Ubuntu and Gnome. I wouldn't
go for Kubuntu; it doesn't have as nearly so much polish as Ubuntu does, and
the user interface relies heavily on evil unmarked icons. Ubuntu has some
truly great administration tools --- I've never seen a Linux before where you
can configure the networking settings via the GUI and *it works* --- and so on.

If you were to wait about a month, then Ubuntu Dapper will be released. This
features an awesome installation system where you just boot the LiveCD, play
with it, and if you like it run a nice, simple-to-use, GUI program and it
installs it for you. No more debian-installer!

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