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  1. schorpioen159s

    schorpioen159s New Member

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    Have a nice day everybody,


    I'm new, not only on the forum, but also new for possibly wanting to use Linux.
    Having actually Win XP PRO on my dessktop....Linux "seems" to me a little like a big box
    with a lot of objects.....I hope to find some answers on the forum

    Best regards
    Schorpioen159s
  2. Codypy1

    Codypy1 Member

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    Hello and welcome! Do you use windows xp for any particular reason? Something that you would need to imitate in Linux? Trying to figure out which would best suit you.

    If you have question though feel free to ask away! :)
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    schorpioen159s New Member

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    Hello Codypy1,

    Thanks for your answer.

    Why I use XP pro ? Well because, after having DOS, Win3, Win 95, Win98 and Win98 SE Plus, the XP is for me the best OS Microsoft brought to us.

    And of course Vista was a catastrophe, Win 7 is a bit better but misses features
    I have in XP, and Win 8 is perhaps good for tablets but is terrible on a desktop.

    And then, there is the question of finding alternative programs running under
    Linux, for some programs I'm using under XP.

    I was nosing around on the Linux site and found three OS's which seem to be full
    programs that are userfriendly : that's to say : +- like a desktop in Windows.

    Fedora Ubuntu Mint 15

    I'm currently using some astronomy programs (ie World wide telescope from Microsoft.
    Furthermore I have Coreldraw 12, Sketch up from Google,.
    On line I am using You Tube and Spotify..and the real Player.

    Yes, up to know I didn't find but much confusion in the Linux shop.
    Apparently it seems to be a series of OS's that everyone with programming
    ability , can adapt and build upon to have finally a version suiting all his needs.
    I have not the slightest notion on programming...

    What I'm looking for is simply a Linux alternative that I could eventually
    consider as a better version of the XP from Microsoft.

    I would first install that Linux OS in a doubleboot system in order to do a number of tests.
    Ultimate question for now : what is that X-Win 32 PC X server doing exactely?

    Thanks for your time and hoping to hear from You

    Best regards

    Schorpioen159s
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