On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 10:11 AM, Richard Victor Correia <richard(a)florix.net
One of my friend is in cargo business having 7 PCs.
He asked me to buy windows XP licenses for all 7 PCs.
His employees just check emails and work on office documents such as word,
I told him that Linux can be used easily with few hours training for above
mentioned things. I also explained the stability and cost effectiveness of
Now the question is, which distribution should we suggest? Which desktop
environment? Which email client (closer to Outlook look and feel) ?
From what I have observed in the past, this thread will
soon become a
battleground of various 'linux advocates' suggesting variety
(some may even suggest Arch Linux!).
What I would suggest is that you pick a few Gnome as well as KDE based
livecd distros and give a demo to your friend. Let him pick the one he feels
comfortable with. I have been most comfortable with deb based installation
system since it takes care of dependencies well.
Mind you there will be as many opinions as the distros available, but it is
finally the end-user who should 'feel at home' with the system that is
installed. So it will ultimately be your/your friend's call.
Keep reading and have fun ;-)
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