Meet 'consort,' A Brand-new Classic Linux Desktop
Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:46 PM
Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:42 PM
Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:28 AM
Discs and manuals?!?
OK, my friend, it's past time for you to try a Linux OS created in *this* decade! If you want something fairly similar to Win 7, I would suggest Mint or PCLinuxOS. But remember, while the UI is quite similar, the OS is different - and that's a feature and not a bug! ;-)
Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:31 PM
Ahh yes. Someone is going to do that just for you. Seriously? Hey Linux is open, make one. Until then, Linux is not Windows. If you want the Windows environment, then use Windows. If you want Linux, then buckle down, and learn things by trial and error the way every other user had to do.
Posted 20 January 2013 - 12:19 AM
You should try Zorin OS, the free version allows you to change the look to Win 7, Win XP, or Gnome 2. It has a lot of preinstalled software and is built especially for new Linux users such as yourself. To quote their website:
"Zorin OS is a multi-functional operating system designed specifically for Windows users who want to have easy and smooth access to Linux"
Good luck, please don't be turned off Linux by the unhelpful answers of these other bozos. Most in the community like to actually help new users.
Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:42 PM
Thanks for the tips on the most Windows-looking OS. I'm like the guy who had to be unglued from his Amiga.
Over the years, I've been playing with one Linux after another - Lindows, Mepis, Knoppix, etc., only to abandon them due to difficulty of installation and inadequate driver support. Additionally, KDE was a serious resource pig - quite sluggish when compared to the Windows of the day. Maybe things would have been different if I'd stumbled on Gnome back then...
What brought me back to Linux was stumbling into Lubuntu 11.04. The LiveCD installing all my devices seamlessly, LXDE's somewhat Windows-like look and feel, and its low demand on system resources combined to, at long last, create a Linux I could live with.
Sadly, as of late, Lubuntu has dropped things like non-PAE support and the ability to use ext2 without having a disk check triggered on every boot. As a result, I'm now looking for a new distro.
I'll defintely give Fuduntu and the others a shot. I haven't done anything with .rpm files, but it seems as if for every .deb available out there, there is a corresponding .rpm file, and ways to convert between the two...