[svlug] which distribution at installfest

Chris Templeton cbtempleton at gmail.com
Sat Jan 26 11:57:12 PST 2008

On 1/25/08, Christian Einfeldt <einfeldt at gmail.com> wrote:
> hi
> On Jan 25, 2008 11:36 AM, Chris Templeton <cbtempleton at gmail.com> wrote:
> > It doesn't look like they'll be an installfest at google this month
> > according to what other posts I've seen.  I viewed the FAQ on the svlug
> > website for popular distributions but once I came across the mention of OS2
> > thought it might be a bit outdated.  Whats the recommended or most popular
> > distribution people are installing for a desktop o/s.
> >
> > I saw Mandrake and SUSE but also saw Ubuntu.  I know there are lots of
> > distribution but just need to get one loaded and start learning to use linux
> > maybe later I'll switch.
> >
> If you are talking about switching to Linux, the question for you Chris
> Templeton is what your background is.  I am guessing that you are a new
> simple end user, in which case I would recommend that you consider looking
> at PClinuxOS, as it is what we are using for middle school students at one
> particular public middle school in San Francisco on stand alone work
> station.  We are also using Ubuntu, but IMHO PClinuxOS is more simple for
> end users.
I've been using XP as my desktop and have used 2003 but need to learn about
Linux.  I'm going to look at ubuntu, its a starting point.
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