[ILUG] Favourite flavours
rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Jul 12 16:51:15 IST 2004
Quoting Timothy Murphy (tim at birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie):
> I've always found your advice useful, and have invariably agreed with
> it if it came within my experience - but your list of recommended
> distributions is bizarre in the extreme.
<grin> Well, as I said, choice of distribution inevitably turns out to
be A Religious Question. (And thank you, by the way.)
For whatever it's worth: The ones I listed all have large crowds of
devotees among novice desktop users, and are considered the primary
choices among distributions specifically aimed at that market. I have
personal experience with all of them to some degree.
> The most important question for a newbie is: If I have a problem, will
> I find someone running the same system as me, preferably on the same
I've often advised people to strongly consider whatever distribution
they can get the -=most effective local help with=-. But that is not to
be confused with "system used by the greatest number of people". In
> For that reason alone, Fedora and Debian are the obvious choices.
Given your starting premise, logic would actually have suggested that
you were recommending MS-Windows. ;->
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