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Old 10-15-2004, 10:31 PM   #1
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I'm looking to switch my laptop's OS to Linux I was just wonder what is the best Linux OS for a beginer? And also, will it run properly with a mouse pad and such? (don't wan't to switch and have problems)
 
Old 10-15-2004, 11:17 PM   #2
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I have an IBM 570e Thinkpad and i installed redhats 7-8, suse 9, and mandrake 10 on it and i had my best luck with suse 9. Currently doing RH9 on my desktop and thats fun....sigh. I'm the kinda guy that dislikes the bells and whistles in an OS to a point, but SuSE is difintely a fairly easy distro to get around in.
 
Old 10-16-2004, 04:43 AM   #3
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please try to do some reearch.. this is asked **EVERY*** single day without fail. http://distrowatch.com
 
Old 10-16-2004, 04:48 AM   #4
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For a new user mandrake, suse, redhat are the best for a newbie, reccomend suse of the 3, and once you know what your doing reccomend you change to slackware.
 
Old 10-16-2004, 04:51 AM   #5
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I have tried two distros, Gentoo and Mandrake: Gentoo was a nightmare, it took me 6 days altogether, the website was unclear and I was utterly confused. I ultimately gave up. The day I gave up, I had Mandrake up and running within an hour. Go Mandrake!
 
Old 10-16-2004, 04:55 AM   #6
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ok good for you gentoo isnt a noob distro and even experienced users say its hard, try slackware once you know wot ur doing
 
Old 10-16-2004, 05:41 AM   #7
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Yeah your mouse pad should work regardless of which distro you choose.
 
Old 10-16-2004, 12:44 PM   #8
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demonbane, gotta love the positive reinforcement resulting from your signature. it goes well with your comment XD
 
Old 10-16-2004, 12:46 PM   #9
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I gotta buddy that keeps trying to push my into using slackware as opposed to SuSE or RedHat. Its a great distro, but not for a n00b like me atm. He also installed Gentoo and at first things were great, but its just too much of a pain to install it and get it updated.
 
  


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