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Old 01-12-2005, 09:23 PM   #1
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Diffrens Between Fedora Core3 and Debian 3.x


Is there any possible way to tell me what the big diffrens between thoose 2 are??

I where told to use Debian, but i'm having so much trouble installing some things, so what i can se in the newie forum, alot of users are using Fedora Core 3..

Is that a good distro??

How do i know which is an good distro???

/HooX/
 
Old 01-12-2005, 10:39 PM   #2
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There is no "bad" distribution -- it's whatever works best for you. I prefer Debian, myself. If you want to learn about Fedora or Debian, just read the documentation.
 
Old 01-12-2005, 10:49 PM   #3
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What is Sarge for Debian then??
 
Old 01-12-2005, 10:51 PM   #4
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As clearly posted in the documentation on Debian's site, "Sarge" is Debian's "testing" distribution.
 
Old 01-12-2005, 10:52 PM   #5
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ok, thanks alot m8 =)
 
Old 01-12-2005, 10:54 PM   #6
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My big trouble who are making me looking at others type of Linux is that i cant get my mouse to work when X are loading the pheriphals..
The mouse works within the login promt, but i can't get any further than that...
So i must find some XF86config lines to make that damn mouse to work =)
 
Old 01-12-2005, 10:55 PM   #7
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Sure. I recommend going with Sarge though, because Woody is anchient. I also like Debian's package manager, apt. If you want to read more about that, go here.
 
Old 01-12-2005, 10:58 PM   #8
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ok, but isn't the apt manager a tool to get thing directly from the internet?
I has no internet yet on that computer... When my economy allows it i'm conna fix that =)
 
Old 01-12-2005, 11:00 PM   #9
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Oh, yeah. It is. Compiling programs from source really shouldn't cause a problem, though.
 
Old 01-12-2005, 11:02 PM   #10
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ok, I'll try that =) Thanks..
 
Old 01-12-2005, 11:28 PM   #11
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If you starting out using Linux and are haivng trouble with things, use Suse, Mandrake or Fedora Core first. Then, do your research and start to branch out at your pace.
 
Old 01-12-2005, 11:54 PM   #12
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While I use SuSE (after using Mandrake and Fedora for a few months each), I've tested Debian and like it. If you're looking for an easier to use Debian-based distribution, why don't you try Ubuntu? http://www.ubuntulinux.org/

Ubuntu also has a Live CD. I really like it, the philosophy and the community. But, I love KDE, so I'm holding back from moving over to Ubuntu until they ship it with KDE as an option. Ubuntu and Fedora are Gnome-based, although Fedora comes with KDE. Mandrake and SuSE are KDE-based, but both come with Gnome.

As others have said, each has its differences. Try a number out, use them each for a little while and settle with the one you're most comfortable with.

Good luck!

Rory

P.S. If you don't have internet (but you're posting here! , then you can order free Ubuntu CDs from their website. But, as it costs them money, if you can download Ubuntu, do that. But, getting them mailed is one option.

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Old 01-13-2005, 12:03 AM   #13
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It's simple as that i got 2 computers.. One who is completely stand alone from internet and such things...
As i wrote some posts up i dont have the economy right know to fix a network sp i can share my internet to the other coputer..

But ok.. I'm gonna try some distros and jusst see what i like most..
 
Old 01-13-2005, 03:04 AM   #14
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suggestions

If you're just starting out in with linux...try Fedora Core 3.

I use Debian, FC3 and Suse at home... each have their benefits...

I'd start out with FC3 and then perhaps branch into Debian.


Zubin Parihar
 
Old 01-13-2005, 10:15 AM   #15
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I'm not sure why the previous poster suggested to try Fedora 3 first. Mandrake, SuSE, Fedora and Ubuntu are all very similar in complexity. Try the one that attracts you most! You'll work your way around to the others. They're all good distros.

Rory
 
  


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