Re: Newbie questions
From: Nitewolf (nitewolf77_at_gmail.com)
Date: Sun, 09 Oct 2005 01:38:03 +0800
On Wed, 21 Sep 2005 20:52:15 -0400, wd10 wrote:
> On Wed, 21 Sep 2005 17:21:01 -0700, Amamba wrote:
>> Thanks for replies.
>> So, it seems that at this point (knowing nothing about iptables,
>> mounting, etc.) I'm better off using CD just to play around with Linux.
>> I do have a USB drive, so I'll try that, too.
>> Yet another question: what "flavor" of Linux comes closest to Windose
>> GUI environment ? As much as I like Ubuntu it's appearance looks a bit
> I have been using Linux for about 8 months. When I first started I
> thought that Linux did not look as good as Windows. Now it is the other
> way around. I prefer the look of Ubuntu and SLAX to Windows. It just
> takes time to get used to it. The fonts are going to look different, but
> you can install the Windows fonts on Linux (e.g., Arial, Georgia, Verdana).
> Try downloading the SLAX live CD and try that. That has KDE instead
> of gnome, but it has more Windows-like behavior than some other KDEs (for
> example, double-click works like in Windows and not like the KDE default).
> Also everything in Linux can be configured how you like it.
> SLAX is a small download and you can add programs to the live CD while it
> is running:
In windows, it's only the stupid XP blue or NT grey. In 15 mins within
installing a new linux distro, i can completely change it's looks.
now, windows is my spare tyre which i hardly need. i'm still looking for a
great free CAD program for Linux.