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OK an update. I am currently making a disc for xubuntu and kubuntu and am going to try each for the next couple weeks and let everyone know as a noob how adapting to each went for me.
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You can simply make one disc and install the separate desktop environments you want.
Code:
# apt-get install kubuntu-desktop
# apt-get install xubuntu-desktop
# apt-get install lubuntu-desktop
# apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

Easy to install and remove them at will. Also makes for a good learning course of some of the basics of installing and uninstalling stuff on a slightly larger scale than just a single program.



As to your previous post, KDE with Compiz would be a bit redundant as KWin ( KDE's Window Manager ) has a good number of the features that Compiz does.
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i recommend linux mint xfce or xubuntu both have good interfaces mint is a bit more user friendly i believe then ubuntu in general and comes with added features that ubuntu does not right out of the box its much better for first time linux users smile.gif
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Wouldn't XFCE Mint and XFCE Ubuntu be in essence the same?
 
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Wouldn't XFCE Mint and XFCE Ubuntu be in essence the same?

mint is a bit cleaner and faster then xubuntu the mint team really has there OS optimized i guess is what i want to say the reason why i recommend xubundu is only because ubuntu isn't user friendly at all with the interface kubuntu is also a good option but i really recommend Linux mint i just feel its the best linux distro for first time linux users it includes office and java and flash right out of the box and its clean looking smile.gif

edit: yes they have the same basis but they are different its hard to explain until you have used both systems side by side smile.gif
Edited by ozlay - 12/18/13 at 6:51pm
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I would suggest Linux mint Mate over Xubuntu. Xubuntu was the first distro i used but i never really liked it but I'm also not a fan of XFCE

IMO If you want something better then these I would suggest looking at the .rpm distros like Fedora or Opensuse KDE.
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this ^

cant say i like fedora but Opensuse is a good option id say they are a little more on the technical side of things compared to ubuntu or mint but worth the look if your looking around for an OS

i ran opensuse for years before switching over to mint basically because a lot of people i know use mint and i wanted to be able to provide them with a bit more support if needed so i wanted to know my way around the OS other then that i would have probably stayed with suse its an awesome OS smile.gif
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I would suggest Linux mint Mate over Xubuntu. Xubuntu was the first distro i used but i never really liked it but I'm also not a fan of XFCE

IMO If you want something better then these I would suggest looking at the .rpm distros like Fedora or Opensuse KDE.
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mint is a bit cleaner and faster then xubuntu the mint team really has there OS optimized i guess is what i want to say the reason why i recommend xubundu is only because ubuntu isn't user friendly at all with the interface kubuntu is also a good option but i really recommend Linux mint i just feel its the best linux distro for first time linux users it includes office and java and flash right out of the box and its clean looking smile.gif

Mint and Ubuntu are the same. The only difference is it uses it's own repositories for it's Cinnamon desktop and Mate desktop, for the most part, the rest is all Ubuntu's repositories.

That's where he is getting at.
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IMO If you want something better then these I would suggest looking at the .rpm distros like Fedora or Opensuse KDE.

The problem with Fedora is it doesn't ship with non-free repositories by default. And while syncing the RPM Fusion repository is easy, it's another step for a new comer that they likely aren't going to know about. All fine and dandy if you have or simply intend to use all open source stuff, but if you want anything along the lines of proprietary video drivers or software, then he'll need to know about it and how to do it.

I wouldn't call Fedora / SUSE better, it's just another alternative.
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X2 ^^. I just started running Fedora but I was running Opensuse for a year its by far my favorite biggrin.gif
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With what I've done so far and read I think everyone on here is giving me great advice and I appreciate it. I haven't given xubuntu a fair shake up I don't really like it. I like a simple desktop so I thought xubuntu was worth a try. Its simple but just not laid out to my liking. I was worried about kubuntu because of its size. I ran top and it was around 1gb but got to thinking as much as windows uses 1gb is much at all when I will be using 240gb ssd for software and multiple hd's for files. System will be 6gb ram. Correct me if I'm wrong but kubuntu should still be an improvement over windows right? I've been using kubuntu and I really like it. I am able to customize it to a very basic desktop and later ill fancy it up with kwin. I watched videos on mint and it looks better than xubuntu to me but am worried I will have the same feeling about it as xubuntu. I see some of you have mentioned opensuse and am wondering why over kubuntu, could you explain the difference. Also as a first time user I had a bit of trouble getting started with virtual machine but finally figured it out and am using vmware. I find kubuntu much easier to use that getting it setup in vmware. I have only begun to scratch the surface of customizing it but so far as a noob I really like it.
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