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    Review website?

    I know there's a few decent review websites but when I'm looking into a different OS I can never quite find what I'm looking for and I'm not quite sure why.

    Does anyone think a new Linux review website could be used, more aimed at beginners trying to pick a distro?

    I've been thinking about it for a while but am not sure. If anyone thinks this is a good idea what do you think could make it stand out from existing sites?

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    Re: Review website?

    I get a lot of mileage out of distrowatch.com

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    Re: Review website?

    Yeah, but do you not think it is a little technical for the new user?

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    Re: Review website?

    Quote Originally Posted by burton247 View Post
    Yeah, but do you not think it is a little technical for the new user?
    If the Distrowatch page describing the major distros is too technical for you, then my advice is simply "try Ubuntu, on supported hardware."

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    Re: Review website?

    When I say new user I suppose I mean someone new to Linux and low-level technical knowledge. The information on distro watch won't really help someone like that decide on their first distro. I know the best way is to just jump in a try and a few but you don't want someone hearing how great arch or slackware is and then thinking this is way too hard, why am I bothering

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    Re: Review website?

    I see what you're getting at... A dumbed down version of distrowatch without all the jargon etc. That would probably be a good thing if it were done correctly... Lots of screenshots and videos would be nice. It needs to be cool, trendy and good looking.
    Last edited by Johnsie; June 30th, 2010 at 12:26 PM.

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    Re: Review website?

    Yeah I was thinking lots of pictures. I like to know what a distro looks like first. More reviewing the user experience than anything else I suppose

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