LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 02-16-2008, 01:49 PM   #1
joreis
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2008
Posts: 8

Rep: Reputation: 0
Confused on Different Version of Linux -- which one to learn on


I realize that Linux is open source and consequently different groups take the base system and modify it in some way or another. I decided that I wanted to learn Linux and understand it, but just reading the posts it seems like there are a zillion (I'm exagerating) different versions (for lack of the real term) of Linux out there. Is there something that explains about the versions? I installed Fedora 8 on my computer, since I have seen that name before, but is this the version I should learn on or is there one that is better for a beginner?

JoRei
 
Old 02-16-2008, 02:03 PM   #2
jailbait
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Blue Ridge Mountain
Distribution: Debian Jessie, Linux Mint 17
Posts: 7,751

Rep: Reputation: 272Reputation: 272Reputation: 272
Quote:
Originally Posted by joreis View Post

Is there something that explains about the versions?
DistroWatch has a summary of what each distribution is about:

http://distrowatch.com/

Quote:
Originally Posted by joreis View Post

I installed Fedora 8 on my computer, since I have seen that name before, but is this the version I should learn on or is there one that is better for a beginner?
Fedora 8 is fine for your purposes.

---------------------
Steve Stites
 
Old 02-16-2008, 02:18 PM   #3
joreis
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2008
Posts: 8

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thank You

Sound good, I'll stick with Fedora 8. As I learn maybe I'll get brave and try different versions. I looked at that website you mentioned. Oh My! there are a lot of different variations of Linux out there.

Thanks for the reply.

JoRei
 
Old 02-16-2008, 03:22 PM   #4
pixellany
LQ Veteran
 
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: Annapolis, MD
Distribution: Arch/XFCE
Posts: 17,802

Rep: Reputation: 738Reputation: 738Reputation: 738Reputation: 738Reputation: 738Reputation: 738Reputation: 738
Quote:
Originally Posted by joreis View Post
Oh My! there are a lot of different variations of Linux out there.
You have just won the Linux "quote of the month" award. Your prize is in the mail.

All seriousness aside, ask yourself how many of those distros have fundamental differences from others.
 
Old 02-16-2008, 03:32 PM   #5
H_TeXMeX_H
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: $RANDOM
Distribution: slackware64
Posts: 12,928
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 1285Reputation: 1285Reputation: 1285Reputation: 1285Reputation: 1285Reputation: 1285Reputation: 1285Reputation: 1285Reputation: 1285
Quote:
Originally Posted by pixellany View Post
All seriousness aside, ask yourself how many of those distros have fundamental differences from others.
That's actually a VERY good question, I second it.

Oh, and try the distro chooser link in my sig, maybe it'll help.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What version of linux should I learn? suavecu Linux - Software 5 12-26-2005 10:39 AM
SW 10.2 Kernel Version Confused zaimor Slackware - Installation 6 10-30-2005 01:15 AM
I'm confused. How can I tell which version of Mandrake I have? Ausar Linux - Newbie 1 06-14-2004 02:30 AM
Confused about kernel version - RH9 admanb Red Hat 1 01-28-2004 06:12 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:43 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration