New to non-microsoft

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by mikeg9974, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. mikeg9974

    mikeg9974 New Member

    Hello and good evening.
    So, after a lifetime of using microsoft (not super proficient like), I took the plunge and installed debian onto my older hp desktop. I am so confused by it; I don't have any idea how to do anything with it. Plus, I thought I was setting it up for to also run windows xp, but it boots straight into debian with no option to run xp. I followed the how-to at and it mostly went like it should, but again, I can't do anything on debian and I can't get into xp. Is there some kind of tutorial I could use? Is linux stuff only for the super tech-savvy, or will I be able to get it?
    Any help in this will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

  3. sjau

    sjau Local Meanie Moderator

    Hmmmm, I recommend for newbies Ubuntu... it just has a very large, very friendly userbase and also great local communities.
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    ... and a very unfriendly Unity desktop... :D
  5. sjau

    sjau Local Meanie Moderator

    I don't like Unity much myself... I prefer good ol' KDE :)

    But Unity in 12.04 seems to make progress...

    Also, you can still switch to gnome if you want at login.

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