Linux that is easy to use like Windows

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I've been wanting to try Linux but I'm afraid I am not that much of a techy to be able to use it.  I just want to do stuff like browse the web, watch YouTube videos, listen to music, watch movies on my computer and perhaps a little bit of word processing.

My friend recommended Ubuntu but he says there are still a lot to download (codes he says) before I can use it to play movies and stuff.

Is there a Linux version that I can setup and immediately let me do the stuff that I want to do?

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Linux that is easy to use like Windows

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Ubuntu is actually one of the most user-friendly distributions of Linux.  It has almost everything you need to do the usual stuff like accessing Facebook, watching videos, e-mail, etc. But your friend is right, you will not be able to watch videos or play music immediately because it does not include codecs necessary to play several multimedia formats.  They do that to avoid any legal consequences associated with playback of protected content.

  • There however at least 2 other distributions that are based on Ubuntu but already have those codecs installed.  These are Linuxmint and Pinguy OS.
  • Please checkout the website of these 2 great distros to see for yourself what they have to offer.
  • Linuxmint: http://www.linuxmint.com
  • Pinguy OS: http://pinguyos.com
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If you have internet access, installing the codec will be a Wiz. All you have to do is double click on the video you want to play, and, if you are connected to the internet, it will immediately ask you if you want to install the codec. You just click yes and a progress bar will pop up. When it will finish, the movie will start to play. It's really super simple.

To get familiar with installing compatible software you can visit http://www.dotdeb.com. The downloads from this site are simple double click installers made for Ubuntu.

Also you can try any distribution that I know of just by downloading the CD image, burning it to disk, and restarting your computer with the disk installed.

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