Linux install for Noobs? Not Live CD - what distro to use?

Posted on 2012-09-20
Last Modified: 2012-09-23
Whats the easiest distro to use.
User just want to use www banking and general internet.

The most user friendly version
Question by:fcek
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    Even it is not most lightweight I personaly would choose kubuntu

    Some additional info about distributives can be found on
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    There are many and usually everyone would give his personal preference. Many distro's are very similar and often it is just their looks which make someone like one distro better than another. Also, many of those distro's are very easy to install, just click on the installer shown when you have started the liveCD, then select options like preferred language, timezone, keyboard layout etc, how it should get installed (alongside another already existing OS, in which case it'll automatically resize that OS's partition and create the new ones for Linux, or you can usually also choose to do the partitioning yourself), then you also enter things like username, password etc., and when the installer has finished you reboot, remove the CD and use your installed Linux.

    One of my favourite is Linux Mint, very easy to use for newcomers who have previously used Windows. Also very easy is kororaa. There are also some like JoliCloud or Peppermint which have many cloud based apps installed and have a look and feel like smart phones or Pads.
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    by:Dave Baldwin
    Note that the Live CDs almost always contain the standard install also.

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    I went foir Linux Mint in the end.  Thanks

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