stable, easy to use linux distro for beginner windows users
location: linuxquestions.com - date: July 30, 2013
I am a windows users and i tried several Linux distro like Ubuntu 12.4, fedora 17, Mint 14 and opensuse on last January 2013 , but there were all have issue with my laptop .
i want a linux distro that is stable, porwerful, easy to use, has a good community for help, and for beginners and for normal windows users who migrated from windows to linux first time. want to learn Linux because it's faster ,powerful and safer than windows that get slower by the time. I tried to learn linux but I cannot because i did not understand its terminologies like: directory, so I need help to understand it to be my main operating system in the future.
my laptop hardware specs are :
brand: Asus k43s
processor : core i5 2410 2.3 GHz
Ram: 4 GB DDR3
VGA" Nvidia GT 520 1 GB
Hard Drive: 500 GB
Screen: 14 Inches
I will be thankful for your help
What can be done to generate a lot of interest in Linux from Windows users..?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: September 29, 2013
Getting millions more good folks to switch from Windows to Linux.. what is needed is a little "propaganda" like how democracy, the corporate world, and religion, does, to get the masses to do something... A little YouTube video showing the average 12 year-old downloading DBAN & Ubuntu off the Net.. He's almost "dancing in his chair" in delicious expectation.. Video sped up, popup reads "downloads complete".. Next clip he's making a CD of DBAN, and a DVD of Ubuntu... Sped-up, popup reads "DVD burn complete".. Video shows him booting up Windows, opening the CD tray, dropping in the DBAN cd, (a huge red warning reads: "DBAN will instantly erase all connected flash-drives and external hard drives.. Please remove all flash drives and external hard drives from the computer before you continue..").. He's checking, and double-checking that all USB removable media is removed from the computer, boots up, hits f12, chooses boot CD, CD loads, a
how to open port for Linux Samba for windows users
location: linuxquestions.com - date: March 1, 2004
I meet the problem to let windos users (WIN2X/XP) to enter Linux samba server, I think it is related with iptables set up.
I have Redhat9 box, when I choose "no firewall", then windows users can log in Linux samba server with their samba user name and password. If I choose high security firewall, even I open the port 137,138,139 like the follwoings, windoes users can not access Linux samba server, the error is :
\\RH9 is not accessible , the network path cannot find.
Could someone tell me what shall I add in my iptables to make windows user enter samba server? In my iptabels I only open DHCP , SSH and 137-139.
the folliwing is my iptables, I think I should also open other port, but don't know. Thanks for your help,
# Firewall configuration written by lokkit
# Manual customization of this file is not recommended.
# Note: ifup-post will punch the current nameservers through the
# firewall; such entries will *not* be listed here.
INPUT ACCEPT [0:0]
LXer: Review: Top 5 Email Client For Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows Users
location: linuxquestions.com - date: August 17, 2009
Published at LXer:
Linux comes with various GUI based email client to stay in touch with your friends and family, and share information in newsgroups with other users. The following software is similar to Outlook Express or Windows Live Mail and is used by both home and office user.
Valve starts promoting Steam for Linux to Windows users
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: January 22, 2013
Proof of that comes from the screenshot you see above. It’s the Steam website, and placed prominently near the top of the page is a “Join the Beta” promotion suggesting you try Steam for Linux. There’s even a download link to get Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, which removes yet another barrier to entry.
Ubuntu Linux a Windows users perspective
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: June 26, 2007
When I installed windows it found drivers for my monitor..
Every release of Ubuntu gives me a monitor resolution of 480x600 and a problem to resolve..
Windows works with my printer/scanner etc..
With Ubuntu nothing works..
My wireless card is recognised by windows..
On Ubuntu it isnt..
When I install applications on windows I just double click a download..
When I install software on Ubuntu I have to hope it is in the repository or do without it..
When I upgrade windows it just works..
When I try to upgrade Ubuntu it either can't find 101 dependencies or it overwrites grub and stops my dual boot working..
When I ask for help on windows I get an answer I can understand..
When I ask for help on Linux I get told a command line with no explanation and learn nothing..
I can now fix most problems that occur with win98/XP/Vista..
After months of casual Linux use I still struggle to get anything useful done..
Can someone remind me again what is so great about Ubuntu
Introducing Windows Users to Linux
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 21, 2010
Hi, my name is Kevin. First off, I want to ask if I have posted this thread in the correct area??? The main reason for this thread is: I was wondering what the best Linux Distro/ Ubuntu Derivative would be best suited for introducing a Windows user to Linux? What would be the best GUI? ( i think you call this a desktop environment) I'm asking this, because I am starting a volunteer computer service, and wanted to donate Linux computers to non-profit organizations (school, church, individual people and needy families,) Which would be the easiest for the people I am trying to help to learn to use???
Setting up a linux server to authenticate windows users
location: linuxquestions.com - date: January 17, 2007
I'm not too sure if this is the place for this thread.
I was wondering if anyone could help, I have recently set up a Ubuntu 6.10 server using an old PC (700MHz, 64MB RAM, 4GB HDD), the distribution is in text mode due to the lack of resources. I am looking to centralise most services on a home network onto this server. I wanted to know if there was any way to authenticate both windows and linux users from this machine. I can install and set up NIS on it for Linux users, and the machine doesn't have enough power to run a windows server in a virtual machine. Can samba authenticate windows users or can windows machines login to something other than active directory.
Any help would be appreciated.
[SOLVED] Sharing a Samba mount from Linux across multiple Windows users.
location: linuxquestions.com - date: July 1, 2013
I'm not sure if this topic falls under a Windows forum or Linux.
Here's what I'm trying to achieve:
- Expose a file path in Linux through Samba service.
- Mount the same path as a Windows Drive, say X:, on a Windows 2003 Server, as the NT System account, so that services running on windows can see it.
- Allow users who have accounts on the Windows 2k3 server also see the X: drive for read/write access
I have been able to achieve exactly the above when
a) the remote file system was another windows machine and SMB/NetBIOS was used to share/mount/access the drive
b) the remote file system was an NFS mount from a AIX/Unix share
When Linux is used as the file system host, the mount process itself works, and the resulting X: drive can be accessed by the user who mounted it. Of course, in this case the NT System is mounting it and can be accessed as well. However, when another user logs in, he/she can see the X: drive, but a password not correct error pops up when the drive is double-clic
Linux for Windows Users
location: linuxquestions.com - date: August 25, 2013
TL;DR Skip to the last paragraph.
Apologies for ignorance here. I'm a bit of a special case I'm what I'd consider a technophobe and a Linux user. I like basic instructions, written in English that I can understand. Most Linux guides (except IPtables and their ilk) are written in such a way I can understand and follow them.
I first started using Linux after my computer shop insisted I needed to pay for Windows 98 shortly after paying for Windows 95. When Windows 2000 (or was it XP) came along, I decided enough was enough and I'd give that free OS Linux ago. I can't even remember what distribution it was, something's telling me RedHat, but likewise I may have just found some stickers for it or something. Anyway, as I recall, everything worked out the box and worked smoothly. That is, unless I wanted to install something, then I had to very carefully follow guides, but again, most of the time, that worked fine. These days, I'm still a technophobe, I'd rather buy a new computer than fix
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