5 Best Linux Distros to Convert Windows Users
Jan 07, 2009, 17:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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"What does Linux Mint provide its users?
"Perhaps the single biggest difference between this distribution
and others designed for new Linux users is that the developers are
actually paying attention to what users are asking for. Unlike the
alternatives, Linux Mint's latest features are often reflective of
users speaking up and asking for a specific type of functionality.
Other goodies include a lot of stuff that many people felt like
should have been included with Ubuntu, at least as a discoverable
"What does PCLinuxOS provide its users?
Based on my experience, it seems that the kernel has received
changes that allow it to work fairly well with hardware that might
have been a problem with other distributions. But more than
detecting hardware differently, it is just really easy for past
Windows users to find things. Don't ask me why, but Windows users
seem to take to KDE more so than other Windows managers.
"Like Mepis, PCLinuxOS does a great job at making KDE fast
loading and responsive. It is also supported with progressive
updates in place of frequent releases. This is nice, as many users
have found the distribution to be vastly more stable than the
alternatives for just this reason."