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I have been wanting to use linux and learn how to use it and never got around to playing with it, I downloaded kubuntu which is small enough for me to put on my 1g flash drive.

Question is, What other Linux form distro should I give a try?

Please explain briefly as to why I should? For example, navigation flexible compatibility... etc.. etc...
    
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Ubuntu. It is probably, if not the most user friendly and the most like Windows I think. I recommend downloading the LTS (long term support) release from here. You could also try Debian.

Let us know how it goes, and have fun using your new OS

PS if you need links to articles etc check my thread here.

Hope this helps,

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I have been wanting to use linux and learn how to use it and never got around to playing with it, I downloaded kubuntu which is small enough for me to put on my 1g flash drive.

Question is, What other Linux form distro should I give a try?

Please explain briefly as to why I should? For example, navigation flexible compatibility... etc.. etc...
I would say learn the basics of linux, then consider distro hopping. Kubuntu is a fine choice for a place to start.
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You've got the right idea, Kubuntu is really easy to get installed, and learn on.
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There's no real right or wrong answer, I'm afraid.

If you learn linux using Kubuntu, then you will be best served by investigatiing some of the KDE desktops. If you start off using a debian of 'buntu based distro, then I suggest looking at debian or 'buntu based distros.

Personally, I like Linux Mint. it uses GNOME and is based off 'buntu. I also like XFCE based distros, which is a lighter desktop environment, with a similar UI to GNOME.
    
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I like Mint and Mint LXDE. Mint comes with a lot more preinstalled than Ubuntu and I find it nicer to use. I have tried other distro's but find Mint the nicest to use.
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