Windows user for over 20 years where I used DOS and the command line. Using XP and don't plan on getting Vista. New to Linux.
I have an older system that is dual booted with XP and PCLOS. Bought a newer system to devote to Linux. The kernel in PCLOS didn't get along with the motherboard of the new system. Don't have the particulars of the new system in front of me at the present. I think it has an asrock motherboard, intel core duo 3 ghz chip, 2 GB ram, 250 GB hard drive.
Anyhow, I have a stack of live cds of distros. I have tried Ubuntu, Puppy 3.0, PCLOS Junior, PCLOS Big Daddy, Fedora 7, Opensuse 10.3, TinyMe, etc. I have sort of settled on Opensuse and Fedora 7. I am just not completely satisfied yet.
Of course they seem complicated to me because they are unfamiliar. I have installed opensuse twice after trying to install Fedora 7 and the LVM and my ignorance kinda hosed the system.
Bottom line...both opensuse and Fedora 7 just seem slower than I thought they would be. Sometimes it takes 20 to 30 seconds to show up on screen something that I have clicked on.
I would like to hear suggestions about distros that are windows-like but have linux underneath that I can get into later as I feel more comfortable in the distro. But they would need to be IMHO at least as fast as XP on this new system.
Been browsing the threads - probably missed the post that answered my question. My apologies if that is the case.