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Re: [vox] Grandma's Distro



On Sun, May 01, 2005 at 06:12:28PM -0700, Richard Crawford wrote:
> 
> Assume you're building a box for someone who'll be using their
> computer for the following:
> 
> 	Word processing
> 	E-mail
> 	Web browsing
> 
> And not a whole lot else.  Let's assuming that the user has no
> knowledge of computers, but they're on a DSL or other high-speed
> connection.  The computer will be administered remotely by me, and the
> user won't have their root password.
> 
> What would you all consider to be the best distribution for this sort
> of thing?  I'm leaning toward CentOS or White Box Enterprise Linux,
> since they're both based on Red Hat Enterprise, and should have the
> same sort of release cycle, making it less volatile than Fedora, and
> such a system would be easy for me to maintain remotely.  But I'm wide
> open to suggestions.

I'd recommend Ubuntu: http://ubuntulinux.org/

Firefox, Evolution, and OpenOffice.org in about 15 minutes.

-David
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