- Apr 22, 2017
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I can only speculate with the analogy of Windows Desktop wanting to be Windows Phone. Because that is where the people are, and they are trying to bridge a gap. People may not be using Windows Phone, but they are using a phone more so now than desktops.One interesting thought, though. If Linux is so magnificent, why are, almost without exception, the latest releases all trying so hard to be Windows look alikes.
My thought on it is that the creators of the numerous distributions of Linux are trying to get Windows users more acquainted with their version. Since most are free it's not a bad idea. There's a hundred listed here but probably twice that available:One interesting thought, though. If Linux is so magnificent, why are, almost without exception, the latest releases all trying so hard to be Windows look alikes.
Linux is no different than any other OS that an end-user isn't used to using as with anything new comes a learning curve.I'd hop on board with a distro of some kind....but I find that most if not all are cumbersome to use, not user GUI friendly and hard to navigate. Albeit the navigate part is the getting used to it....but it seems to me to backwards working. If the devs could some how simplify the navigational part with some easy user GUI's....then they would dominate the OS industry as a whole.
I've tried almost all of the distros out there and they all leave me disappointed.
I tried 2 of the 3 versions of Solus LiveDVD, not GNOME, and neither have built-in support for the Wi-Fi adapter in my Dell Vostro 1510 Notebook like Linux Mint does. Other than that it worked good. I probably could have managed manually trying to set it up but the settings wouldn't have been retained at a reboot unless I actually installed it to the HDD.Zorin isn't a bad choice Dave!. Only problem with the Zorin brothers is that they reallllllllly take their time updating the system!.
Linux Mint is a good option, it has many good features especially in the settings department!.
As far as Windows look-a-likes goes, most distros are trying to look like Windows so as to win people over, pointed out by @Bighorn above.
One of the best I have tried lately is Solus Linux, an Irish distro, very easy to set up and the software management is very well thought out with 3rd party software (repositories) just a click away!. (Skype, Google earth, Google Chrome to name but a few).
The beauty of the Linux desktop in general is the fact that one can download almost all the software they need from one place without having to search the web for it!.
Hi @bassfisher6522 , a link about partitioning in general, I haven't read through it btw!:
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