Getting Started with linux

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Sun Jan 16 17:14:42 UTC 2022


my friend Kyle, I bet that just trying Slint (not Slackware) can change your
opinion about it <smile>.

It you succeed breaking it, please let me know how, so I know what I should
enhance and/of fix!

Didier Spaier
Slint maintainer

Le 16/01/2022 à 17:42, Linux for blind general discussion a écrit :
> Slint is essentially Slackware with a few modifications. I broke Slackware
> several times, which is actually why I left it early on. It was my first
> experience with Linux, but I wouldn't say it was my most enjoyable experience. I
> eventually broke things on purpose in other distributions in order to learn how
> to fix them, and I guess I can thank Slackware for that LOL. I actually found
> Red Hat, which became Fedora, to be one of the easiest to use out of the box,
> and it is kept updated better than Ubuntu, which is arguably one of the easiest
> of all to use overall. Actually, Arch is great once you get it going, but there
> is a lot that can break while you're installing, so I don't recommend it for
> people who just want to see what things look like. My personal recommendations
> for seeing what things look like and how well they work right out of the box
> would be either Fedora Live Workstation
> or the version I personally use: Fedora Mate Compiz
> Both of these include the Orca screen reader on the iso itself. Workstation
> allows you to press alt+super+s to start Orca on the desktop, and MATE-Compiz
> starts it by pressing alt+f2 and entering
> orca
> in the run window that pops up. Either way, the installer is fairly easy to use,
> and I have successfully installed both to a hard drive and to a USB thumb drive
> without breaking anything. You can of course "try before you buy," just like you
> can with Ubuntu, meaning that you have full access to the system without
> installing to anything at all, and then if you decide you do want to install,
> you just start the installer and set it up according to your needs.
> That said, Fedora and Ubuntu both have very large and helpful user bases, and
> community support is far easier to get when you need help. Ubuntu probably has
> the largest user base of all, and this is a good thing for those people who are
> getting started. I cannot overestimate the benefit of broad and diverse
> community support, and both Fedora and Ubuntu offer such support owing to their
> large numbers of users and their willingness to help each other. So based on
> this alone, I would recommend either Fedora or Ubuntu over just about anything
> else, and Fedora is my personal choice due to its frequent software updates even
> in a release.
> ~Kyle
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