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Old 11-18-2003, 02:14 PM   #1
muczy
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Distro for a newbei


So.I'd like to have a linux distro for a home computer(with i celeron)
,i'd like to see X, play mp3s and films, i'd like to compile programs, without ERROR messages, because i have some libs no on my system,
and things like that.
I tried:
- Suse 7.1
- Mandrake 9.1
- Redhat 9.093
- Uhulinux (a very good Hungarian distro!)

Suse is old, Mandrake is for absolute newbeis, Redhat (hmmm...)
It's not as good as i thought, Uhu is good, but not enough.
I'm thinking about Slackware.
Any ideas?
Please don't write: ?"ohh, u stupid newbei, there are many good distros,
like:x,y."
Please explain some infos about it!
Thanx!

Oh, and i'm a newbei!
 
Old 11-18-2003, 02:25 PM   #2
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One answer, one solution when looking.. www.distrowatch.com

Also you can browse our Distro forum here as this is asked all the time and or we have stickies covering this topic.
 
Old 11-18-2003, 02:43 PM   #3
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I'd go with Slackware. It's never to early to start off on the right foot...
 
Old 11-18-2003, 02:55 PM   #4
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I have to agree with God (why does that just sound weird?)

I think slackware might be your best bet. If you have room to do a full install then you should satisfy just about every dependency that would come up. Slackware is also (IMHO) the most 'true' linux distro out there. It uses an un-modified Kernel (which makes kernel upgrades go nice and smooth) and even with a full install it doesn't hog resources like some other distro's might. The setup tools (netconfig, xwmconfig, etc...etc...) make things easier, and I think that the slackware package system is much easier to use then the RPM system.

Give it a go, can't hurt.

slight
 
Old 11-18-2003, 08:39 PM   #5
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I've been playing with RedHat 5.2, 9.0 (yes, there was a long break), and now Slackware 9.1. Personally, I like Slack the best but I do not have technical reason behind it, probably just because now I know more about Linux while I'm playing with Slack compare to when I was playing with RedHat.

I think the best way to pick your distribution is to start with one, get to know Linux better, and then you can decide.

And one other thing that I think it's neat, that you can install Slackware from floppies. So if you don't have CD burner (which almost every PC now comes with one), you have another option. Not sure if you can do this with any other distro.

Good luck
 
Old 11-18-2003, 08:52 PM   #6
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Try Gentoo. It's easy to keep updated and it is really fast. Cool looking to.

Want to install something, type emerge whatever and off it goes.

Later

 
Old 11-18-2003, 09:27 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by dalek
Try Gentoo. It's easy to keep updated and it is really fast. Cool looking to.

Want to install something, type emerge whatever and off it goes.

Later

Slackware also has a program that implements this feature, called Swaret. I highly recommend it.
 
Old 11-18-2003, 09:41 PM   #8
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muczy,

You have a lot of options. You may even regret asking this question.

Later

 
  


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