Linked by Nathan J. Hill on Tue 24th Oct 2006 10:43 UTC
Linspire In the midst of the busy semester here at school, my fiancee's laptop, running Windows XP SP2, picked up some friends - adware, trojans, etc. It was a pretty nasty sight. I worked on it for at least two hours every couple of days, wiping it clean, doing my best to lock it down, and so on. Avast! and Ad-Aware had their limits it seemed, for only a day or so after I cleaned it, pop-ups and weird stuff would show up again. She was getting sick of it. I was getting sick of cleaning it, so I suggested, offhand, installing a different operating system that is a bit more impervious to those nasties. To my surprise, she agreed.
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CJK Languages in Linux
by madcrow on Tue 24th Oct 2006 13:23 UTC
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Frankly the best English-language distro with support for Asian (and other non-latin) languages is SuSE. You just install language packs from the CDs/DVD and they work, just like in WinXP or OSX. I was able to get Japanese support complete with the needed English alphabet->Japanese script IME stuff installed in under a minute. As similar options are offered for Chinese and Korean, I would assume that they work just as well.

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