hey hope you're doing fine, new linux user, basic question

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hey hope you're doing fine, new linux user, basic question

Postby simplelinux » Feb 28th, '18, 03:27

hey hope you're doing fine

what am i looking for? what is the goal?

im looking for a linux that is used via a 'launcher'

* like you type the main software you use, and it opens

* or the software could auto-open on start

im looking for a linux that has nothing on the desktop (for example, no 'bar at the bottom' like in win10)

nothing on the screen/dekstop expect possibly a 'picture on the desktop'

im looking for a linux that has these reaady

and 'out of the box'

do you know how close maui is to what im looking for?

how much do i know? what kind of user am i?

i dont know linux, i dont understand linux

if you know of what is closet to what im looking for, please let me know

please communicate in a way that i would understand

how i find out about this thing?

i come here from https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/bes ... -2017.html

to sum this up:

* im looking for something that is visually clean (nothing showing but the main softwares that helps you do things)

* im looking for something that has methods of use 1) in alignment and 2) relevant an os that is about clean design (maybe a 'launcher' or something else innovative)

* & that it's ready that any kid can start using it

do you know how close maui is to what im looking for?

or do you know what's the closet thing to what im looking for?
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Re: hey hope you're doing fine, new linux user, basic questi

Postby benmc » Feb 28th, '18, 09:50

Hi Simplelinux, and welcome to Mageia.

(this really should be in "General discussions")

out of the box I know of no such system.
"Distros" are created by decisions made by the developer, so if a developer has your ideals as a desktop set-up, then it will likely be available.

how-ever, Linux desktops are eminently customisable.
the taskbar or "panel" can be removed or auto-hide if you prefer.
the desktop can have any wallpaper you like as an image.
the desktop icons can be removed individually (or added individually) or with a couple of clicks completely icon free (this is how i have mine set up immediately after first boot.)
applications can be made to auto start at boot-up.
Maui linux appears to be a KDE-centric distro, so most KDE (Plasma) desktops will behave the same.
all the major desktops will provide such an application launcher as you describe, the usual keystrokes are "alt" + "F2" together, just type the application name into the text box and "enter"

Windows is unbelieveably difficult to use.
Windows 10 even more so.

Linux, a child could absolutely use it, given that an under 2 year old is able to swipe and point using an android tablet device to play videos.

Only you can truly determine if Linux is for you.
To be fair though, you would have to use it for the same amount of time as you have been using windows computers to get a real comparison so that you could really answer for yourself
simplelinux wrote: that it's ready that any kid can start using it
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Re: hey hope you're doing fine, new linux user, basic questi

Postby isadora » Feb 28th, '18, 11:58

benmc wrote:(this really should be in "General discussions")

Agreed, and fixed. ;)
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