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Old 03-31-2006, 05:14 AM   #16
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Buddy let me make myself clear, I'm looking for a distro with as few quirks as possible so that i'll have a broad understanding of linux and not just the particular distro. Now everybody has an opinion on the best and this usually is the one they have become accustomed over time. I was looking to cut through all the personall favs. You may have come across this question befor being the world weary linux guru no doubt you are. Now I don't know what your problem is but to everyone else
Thank you
This kind of question unfortunately gets asked a lot and I guess it can be a bit annoying for some members to see the same kind of thread everyday.

Anyway as for the answer to your question. There is no best distro and asking such a question on a Linux forum, usually does not provide many useful responses because most people just mention their favourite distro as the best, but this may not be whats right for you. You need to try a few distros and pick the one you like or that works best for you. If you intend to take any Linux certifications e.g. COMPTIA and LPI, you will certainly need some knowledge of Redhat/Fedora and to a lesser extent Debian.
 
Old 03-31-2006, 02:16 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by murrough foley
Buddy let me make myself clear, I'm looking for a distro with as few quirks as possible so that i'll have a broad understanding of linux and not just the particular distro. Now everybody has an opinion on the best and this usually is the one they have become accustomed over time. I was looking to cut through all the personall favs. You may have come across this question befor being the world weary linux guru no doubt you are. Now I don't know what your problem is but to everyone else
Thank you
Download several. Install them. See which one you like. Settle on it.

Same as every other person who asked the exact same question eventually had to do.

If that's not helpful, well, just be glad there is a wide variety of distributions available, rather than "take it or leave it" Windows XP or OS X.
 
Old 03-31-2006, 02:23 PM   #18
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Try taking the two quizes in my signature. They both are "linux choosers" and may help steer you toward something you'd like to try.

In general, people have told me if you really really want to learn linux, start with one of the big three (Debian, Slackware, Gentoo) and then try to build your own linux with Linux From Scratch...
 
  


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