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Old 11-01-2005, 01:52 PM   #1
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Question Looking to learn something new


Hello Linux Users,

This is my first post so please bear with me.

I'm a windows admin and i'm looking to learn something new.

I wanted to set up my old AMD machine as a music, web, and file server, wap gateway, and router. I already have one running with windows but i wanted to try something new.

Both linux and freebsd will do what i need it to do. I'm just not sure which one to choose. I don't mind searching and reading up on what i need to get it running, i just wanted some opinions on which way to proceed.

Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
 
Old 11-01-2005, 02:00 PM   #2
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http://distrowatch.com
All possible distibutions with descriptions and reviews.

But if my advice would do, either Debian or SuSE. Both crackingly good!
 
Old 11-01-2005, 02:01 PM   #3
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just getting started with linux ?
i recommend debian linux. not as hard anymore ( nothing like its ill-deserved rep of being hard to install )
debian is a great server distro.

but then linux is linux. almost any distro will do what you want.

cheers.
 
Old 11-01-2005, 02:18 PM   #4
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just getting started with linux ?
i recommend debian linux. not as hard anymore ( nothing like its ill-deserved rep of being hard to install )
debian is a great server distro.

but then linux is linux. almost any distro will do what you want.

cheers.
I used redhat for a bit back in 2000 and learned some unix basics in school but never anything concrete. I just wanted to try my hand at something other than windows. Playing with the registry is a little tired for me.

I have about 5 linux distros sitting at home but i haven't had time to test them all out yet. Tonight after class i'm going to play around with SUSE, or at least try to.

Thanks for the distrowatch link slacker, i'm on it now. Great site!
 
Old 11-01-2005, 02:49 PM   #5
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Tonight after class i'm going to play around with SUSE
Here is the fastest, so far, mirror to download dvd iso:
http://mirror.tamu.edu/suse/i386/10....VD-i386-GM.iso
 
Old 11-01-2005, 02:53 PM   #6
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BTW Malfo! Sorry if I mention this about your Sig.
None is singular in English, not plural. For that reason "none of them knows" , much like nobody knows.
Sorry again for lesson
 
Old 11-01-2005, 03:05 PM   #7
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surely that should be "Sorry to mention this....." or "Sorry for mentioning this....."
 
Old 11-01-2005, 03:16 PM   #8
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"Sorry for mentioning this....."
"Advanced Oxford Teaching Reference"
Quote:
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List 5
Sorry - is common adjective which is followed by an infinitive.
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List 6
Sorry about - Is common adjective/preposition combination which is followed by a gerund
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End of quote

I'm a linguist man. It's my speciality
 
Old 11-01-2005, 04:18 PM   #9
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BTW Malfo! Sorry if I mention this about your Sig.
None is singular in English, not plural. For that reason "none of them knows" , much like nobody knows.
Sorry again for lesson
Hey i doubt marcus aurelius read any oxford reference books. That's unpossible!

I just copied and pasted the quote, I didn't stop and correct it for grammar! I had heard linux users were a serious bunch..........
 
Old 07-12-2008, 08:54 AM   #10
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Hey i doubt marcus aurelius read any oxford reference books. That's unpossible!

I just copied and pasted the quote, I didn't stop and correct it for grammar! I had heard linux users were a serious bunch..........
lol, didnt notice that one either. Suggestion if Suse doesnt work out, Ubuntu. If you want to learn a lot more go for some of the basic linux OSes. Like Slackware, Gentoo, or Debian itself.
 
  


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