distros have targeted user base
rhel/cent -- the server and office , not the laptop
mint,ubuntu, and like -- the new user coming over from windows
fedora,Arch Slack,Gentoo -- well the not so new user BUT can be if the user WANTS to put in the effort- there is a very BIG learning curve
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when i made the switch i was using mingw and cygwin for a long time .Then looked at the switch as a class/ collage course
and did a LOT of reading and studying first. Then settled on fedora 4 ( and 3 months later fedora 5 when it came out)
The support forum is one of the better ones .
Last edited by John VV; 09-02-2010 at 04:25 PM.