Try out Mandrake Linux. It installs easily....and very easy on the user.
--- "Shiv Kumaar,91-22-28906693, 9820320927 (mobile)"
it was not difficult to adjust to linux. since i figured out early that the
term browser cut across OSes :) :) then it was easy going.... also open
office was similar to MS Office. the interface of debian knoppix (that's
what it said when the computer booted) was quite friendly. very intuitive.
but a free distro by partecs www.partecs.com
was troublesome. the live CD
booted nicely, but there was no way i could connect to the net using the
live cd. clicked on Internet>PPPsomething which detected the ethernet card
but didn't connect to the net. i got the msg:pppdaemon died unexpectedly.
the free distro also had a troublesome feature: "Help" caters to developers.
"Yelp" seemed to be written half-heartedly for general users. how
----- Original Message -----
From: "Parul.Mathur" <Parul.Mathur(a)rsystems.com>
Sent: January 29, 2004 4:32 PM
Subject: [ILUG-BOM] RE: introducing myself
----- Shiv Kumaar,91-22-28906693, 9820320927 \(mobile\)"
<journoshiv(a)yahoo.co.in> wrote on Wed, 28 Jan 2004 -----
I had the opportunity to use this OS for
the first time at the World Social Forum's Media Centre recently. I am no
techie though I am interested in alternatives to proprietory software.
Hi Shiv Kumaar,
It would be really interesting to hear about your
experience with GNU/Linux and other Open Source Software,
especially since you are a first-time, non-technical
user. Did you feel lost when using your computer? Were
you able to navigate around the desktop with ease and get
your work done without too much hassle? Did you have to
ask for help often? What were the tasks that you wanted
to do with your computer?
I just want to know how much easier it has become over
the years for a total newbie to accept a GNU/Linux
desktop, as opposed to the familiar Microsoft one.
-->Open Source to everyone
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