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Okay... I know this is sort of a generic question, coz I know different flavours of Linux are catered according to different people's needs. But what is the best Linux distribution, available for download, thats best catered for the newbie? Something that's not difficult to get working and will give me a proper, general feel for Linux?
Kind of depends on what you want-- In my opninion there are two newbie linux users:
1. The one who really wants to learn Linux. In that case, Mandrake and Red Hat are good choices.
2. The one who just wants a replacement for Windows. In that case, go for Lycoris, or Lindows (but Lindows will cost you money... )
Originally posted by Slakje 1. The one who really wants to learn Linux. In that case, Mandrake and Red Hat are good choices.
For that option, may I perchance suggest Slackware?
It's really easy to install if you happen to have all easy-cheesy hardware bits, and if not.. well, you'll learn A LOT. But in any case, Slackware gets you closer to truly learning about Linux, much more so than either RedHat or Mandrake. That said... for true newbies who really just want to try out Linux I'd say go with Mandrake. It has one of the easiest installs I've ever come across (well, installing Mac OS X 10.2 was easier, but you get my drift ).