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View Poll Results: What distrobution of Linux should a true "newbie" use?
Mandrake 12 66.67%
Red Hat 8 44.44%
Slackware 2 11.11%
Debian 0 0%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 18. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-19-2002, 08:20 PM   #1
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What distrobution of Linux...


What distrobution of Linux should someone who has used Windows up until now use?
 
Old 04-19-2002, 08:34 PM   #2
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mmmmmmm?

i think mandrake is more userfriendly than any other dist
i have seen slackware and i may said its installation is toooooooooo hard for a newbie

redhat is not bad but i think mandrake is more easy

and i don't know anything about Debian
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Old 04-19-2002, 08:53 PM   #3
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Cool And the winner is ;)

Going out on a limb here BUT... If they're actually serious about it I'd say Libranet 2.0, if they just want to check it out Mandrake or Redhat.

The reason I'm saying Libranet 2.0 only if they're serious is it'll cost them $50 to get it, unless they can bum a copy. IMHO it's well worth the money. You get the goodness of apt-get with a Debian woody based distro, without the install / configuration headaches that would drive a newbie straight back to WinDoze or worse .
 
Old 04-19-2002, 09:44 PM   #4
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worse? what could be worse than installing a microsoft os short of heaving the computer out the 110th floor window?
 
Old 04-20-2002, 10:26 AM   #5
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That's about it, just giving up altogether.

We've all heard the joke about the support call where the tech asks... Do you still have the box the computer came in? Yes says the caller. Tech says, put the computer back in the box and tell the nice man that sold it to you that you're too stupid to use a computer

There are a few

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