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Old 09-02-2014, 08:13 PM   #1
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Hi guys i'm beginner in linux OS and i want know what is the best version of linux that i can install ? and thanks
 
Old 09-02-2014, 08:17 PM   #2
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Hi,

welcome to LQ. There is no best version. However if you tell us a little bit about what you want to use it for,on what hardware and what experience/background you have, I'm sure many people will have suggestions.

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Old 09-02-2014, 08:29 PM   #3
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there is NO "best OS"
there is only the BEST fit for YOUR NEEDS

Your needs and skills

for example i use both OpenSUSE13 and a clone of Redhat Enterprise Linux 6
BUT
i use them for VERY different uses
ScientificLinux6.5 is NOT a good home "general purpose" operating system
it is designed for use in the Laboratory and office

where as OpenSUSE is a good "general purpose" operating system , but not so good for use in a scientific lab
now in the office it is not bad and is a good choice for home use

BUT
( there are always a "but")
but SUSE dose things VERY differently than other RPM based operating systems
 
Old 09-02-2014, 08:41 PM   #4
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You may wish to start off with a free virtual machine. You can run linux and windows at same time. That way you can generally be sure of hardware support and can easily test out what you may like.

As above, we need to know hardware specs.
 
Old 09-12-2014, 09:02 AM   #5
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thank you all guys I'm specialist technician in systems and network i had my diploma this year in my formation i learn haw to program in C and VB and networking tcp/ip udp OP wind server 2008/2003 dns dhcp telnet... but i have i bad ground in Linux I'm using a virtual machine fedora and now I'm learning how to create scripts in Linux and i want to know every thing about linux environment i hope you guys understand my point sorry for the bad English coz it's my third language

hardware specs.
proc: intel(R)Core(TM)2 Duo Cpu E6750 @2.66GHz 2.67Ghz
RAM: 2.00GB
SYSTEM TYPE: 32bit OPS
 
Old 09-12-2014, 11:25 AM   #6
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ.

I like to provide the following to new users;
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Just a few links to aid you to gaining some understanding;



1 Rute Tutorial & Exposition
3 Linux Command Guide
4 Bash Beginners Guide
5 Bash Reference Manual
6 Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
7 Linux Newbie Admin Guide
8 LinuxSelfHelp
9 Ultimate Linux Newbie Guide
10 Linux Home Networking
11 Virtualiation- Top 10

The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
Be sure to look at this sticky: Newbie alert: 50 Open Source Replacements for Windows XP

Hope this helps.
Have fun & enjoy!
 
Old 09-12-2014, 11:40 AM   #7
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Anything will run on your computer. Any Linux can be used to learn, whatever some people may say.

Fedora is good: I used it for years. The only problems might be
1. you do need to update at least every year, as each version is only supported for that length of time.
2. some versions can be difficult. Fedora is used to create Red Hat Enterprise Linux, so all the new ideas they have at Red Hat get tried out in Fedora. They are usually good ideas, but sometimes you get them before they are quite ready!

The popular Linuxes in business and industry are
1. Red Hat: free equivalents CentOS and Fedora
2. SUSE Enterprise Linux: free equivalent OpenSUSE
3. Debian (popular on web servers)
 
  


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