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******, you are a BIG (insert *nix flavor) fan. I was hoping you could tell me why you prefer it to the other *nix flavors out there. I want to learn how to run a computer to the point that I could be an administrator if called upon. Is (insert *nix flavor) good for beginners or which one is? I liked Mandrake 9.0 (of my experience between it and RedHat 7.3) and I like Knoppix (I'll have to ask someone how to put it on HD if it is determined to
be the one I should run). Then I must remember that if I get (insert *nix flavor) there may not be anyone local that I could physicaly visit with my computer or call if I need to.
I gave up on Linux after I accidently reformated my drive (I had the CD in when I started my computer and then got stupid <don't ask>) and couldn't get lots of my stuff running after it was reinstalled and everyone was real busy so help was sparse.
After I put *nix back onto my system I will definately write down what people do to get my peripherals working! Then, after my hard drive fails (I can't wait!) I'll know how to get everything started again.
I initially wrote this letter to Jeremy Reed but decided I need to send an open letter to create discussion as to the positive and negative points of the various *nix flavors.
I liked Mandrakes feature of auto mounting because I aint no typist!