Iím about to dive into Linux for the first time, and figured I get a little some advise before I smack head into the rocks. I am highly proficient in Windows 9x and 2000, and have some programming background. I feel that adding Linux skills to my toolbox could be professionally useful and personally rewarding.
The system I am setting up is a P3 800MHz with a Trios hard drive selector switch. I will be able boot from any one of three hard drives (Win 98, Win 2000, Linux) available on my primary master IDE channel, with the primary slave will be used for files.
My first round of what Iím sure will be many questions is:
1] What distribution of Linux would be best for a newbie?
2] How much hard drive space would you recommend at a minimum? I have a spare 2.5 GB drive I could use to start out.
Any recommendations or suggestion are welcome.