What is the best distro for my business manager?

Jude DaShiell jdashiel at shellworld.net
Fri Nov 23 20:29:36 UTC 2012

Seamonkey combines firefox with the functions found in Thunderbird too. On 
Fri, 23 Nov 2012, Tim Chase wrote:

> On 11/23/12 13:39, John J. Boyer wrote:
> > I'm getting sick of dealing with Windows. My business manager is 
> > agreeable to a switch, using OpenOffice. What is the best Linux distro 
> > for someone who does mostly wordprocessing, online shopping, email and 
> > accounting?
> For the basics, I don't think it really makes much of a difference.
>  For servers, I tend to recommend Debian or CentOS for their
> stability.  However, for more cutting-edge packages, I'd go with
> something kept more up to date.  I'd start by recommending a
> Debian-based derivative such as Ubuntu, PCLinuxOS, or Mint, since I
> find those easiest to maintain (though Fedora-based distros have
> also become pretty easy to keep up-to-date--they were just annoying
> when I started out with Red Hat about a decade ago).
> Most of the distros should have about the same selection of packages
> available, so you can do:
> - Word Processing/spreadsheets with OpenOffice.org, LibreOffice, or
> AbiWord/Gnumeric
> - Online shopping: any browser will do, but Firefox, Chrome and
> Chromium are all readily available
> - Email:  I'm a long-time user of Thunderbird, but KMail, Evolution
> (if you need an Exchange back-end), Sylpheed, Pine/Alpine, or mutt
> all have their fans
> - Accounting: There's KMyMoney, GnuCash, MoneyDance, and a variety
> of other packages, as well as on-line options.
> -tim
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