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Old 02-20-2012, 11:06 PM   #1
Sand Man
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Linux noob


Hi folks im new and happy ,i should had been here years ago.
I'm going to use Backtrack for work .
But id like to know more * i know i can read ect ,i rewad al day to keep uptodate .
I wanted to make a duo boot with a linux base ,question which one , Ubuntu and Kubuntu is very know but what the best to start and learn about .
Well Redhat if it still exist !

anyways please feel free for helping me ,has for windows i kick arses i could repay that way lol.

Regards

Sand Man !

Fedora
Linux Mint
openSUSE
PCLinuxOS
Debian
Mandriva
Slackware
CentOS
Puppy
Arch
MEPIS


id

i wanted to build my self my own bootable Dvd with my apps i need for work

k hope to hear news soon.
 
Old 02-20-2012, 11:20 PM   #2
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unless your "work" is "system penetration testing " or network ' LEGAL cracking' security

Backtrack was designed BY network security EXPERTS for use BY network security EXPERTS

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Well Redhat if it still exist !
why not look for your self
RHEL is live and well , with record earnings this year .
http://www.redhat.com/
 
Old 02-20-2012, 11:21 PM   #3
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I personally recommend Debian, because you keep the ease of software distribution that comes with supporting .deb files, but you don't have to worry about new major revisions coming down the pipe every 6 months and screwing with you.

Redhat does still exist, and is doing amazingly well actually, but only if you're willing to pay for it. It's "Redhat Enterprise Linux" aka RHEL, and is open source and Linux based, but it's Redhat's corporate solution and you have to purchase a license to use it. Fedora is developed by Redhat as their free as in "free beer" OS, but I've avoided it because it's often touted as a proving ground for new technologies, which just screamed to me that users of Fedora will get all the headaches of finding and fixing bugs so they don't make it into RHEL.

I've never used Slackware, not because it was bad, I've just been really happy with Debian since using it and haven't had a reason to leave, but I've heard lots of good things about Slackware, and it was like first or second in "distro of the year" here on LQ this year, so it's worth taking a look at.

I've heard rumors that the future of Mandriva is questionable, apparently a bunch of employees got fired back in 2010. It is still being developed and sold by Mandriva Corp., but it has been forked to a not-for-profit project called Mageia. It is based on RedHat, like Mandriva, so by default RPMs are used to distribute pre-compiled software.

Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu and generally looks nicer, but in the couple of times I used it there were some pretty obvious bugs. That, on top of the same 6 month release cycle stopped me from ever using Linux Mint as a permanent production OS.

CentOS is based completely off RHEL, but is supported by their own community. I've never used it, but heard good things.

Arch Linux has a cult following and tons of documentation, but when installing it in a VM to play around with, its installer reminded me of *BSD. That's not to say it's bad, but if you're looking for something that's easy to get going and use from the get-go, and you are a Linux "noob", then maybe Arch isn't the place you should start.

The rest of the ones you listed I haven't used extensively enough to comment on, but like I said, personally I recommend Debian (stable). As far as making a custom LiveCD, there are tons of tools out there, some of them tailored to specific distributions, just let us know what you end up using and somebody here can help you out with that.

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Old 02-21-2012, 12:08 AM   #4
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Hi John VV , i am working has a forensics's tech , that is y i have said i work with Backtrack,but id like not to master ,but close to Linux has i am with all MSDN option ( MS products).
been doing so for 6 years now i found lots of free software , that couldn't be used in court but took me minutes instead of hours to find evidence location then use the correct software to do the appropriate data collection in E01 Files.
Now i would like to do Kinda of a Dvd Like ,Hiren's BootCD *Dvd* or USB Flash Drive (USB Pen Drive).But in the last version of Hiren's BootCD 15.1 , the customization part is not there anymore unless im blind.
If someone have a copy of Hiren's BootCD 15.1 with the customization ( exe ) in there ,im a buyer.I'm Especially an Encase certified agent .
But like i said in the previous version before 15.1 atleast there was a customization software with it so you could add your own little App's.
 
Old 02-21-2012, 12:22 AM   #5
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Hi John VV

dear

-John VV

why not look for your self
RHEL is live and well , with record earnings this year .
http://www.redhat.com/

When i saw this site i figure i had hit the jackpot on Linux ,
there are so many Linux base out there ,
and like i said i was a noob . my first post . like all work 40 hrs plus ,wife and 3 kids.
I wouldn't mind fining me a Tutor for a start in Linux domain


anyways please feel free for helping me ,has for windows i kick ares i could repay that way lol.

Regards

Sand Man !

Fedora
Linux Mint
openSUSE
PCLinuxOS
Debian
Mandriva
Slackware
CentOS
Puppy
Arch
MEPIS

i wanted to build my self my own bootable Dvd with my app's i need for work

k hope to hear news soon.

wish you all well


regards

Sand Man ( aka John )
 
Old 02-21-2012, 03:01 AM   #6
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In my opinion every new linux lad or lady should learn to use Mint then OpenSUSE then Slack / Arch / Gentoo
 
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Old 02-21-2012, 03:46 AM   #7
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Lightbulb I think this is what you want....

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Originally Posted by Sand Man View Post
Now i would like to do Kinda of a Dvd Like ,Hiren's BootCD *Dvd* or USB Flash Drive (USB Pen Drive).But in the last version of Hiren's BootCD 15.1 , the customization part is not there anymore unless im blind.
All of the previous versions of HBCD are available for download HERE. Pick the one you want and voila!

Or.... Perhaps THIS is what you're looking for? I think YellowDog was based on this for a few releases.

I hope that helps

Kindest regards,

.

Last edited by tallship; 02-21-2012 at 03:50 AM.
 
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Old 02-21-2012, 12:47 PM   #8
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Impressed WoW !

WoW ! folkls it's been for ever to come to a site with kool people helpfull,and fast .
If it's ok id stay around i need to learn Linux also.
this is like Fort Knox, in linux how to ,if i can ever help i will
For i used very little Linux up to know ill start back and learn my way Up.

So hope ill be able to become a ok member

Regards

Sand Man
 
Old 02-21-2012, 06:08 PM   #9
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In my opinion every new linux lad or lady should learn to use Mint then OpenSUSE then Slack / Arch / Gentoo


> On a scale from 1 to 10, how do you range the signature?
>> 4
> What is a 4?

was that a joke ?
 
Old 02-21-2012, 06:35 PM   #10
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Talking

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WoW ! folkls it's been for ever to come to a site with kool people helpfull,and fast
We're happy to have you here with us @Sand Man

And BTW, whether you know it or not, you're already helping people because as busy as it appears to be here, there are a dozen times more lurkers who constantly search for solutions without ever posting.

This thread, started by you, will serve at some point to provide answers to one of those folks

Kindest regards,

.
 
  


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