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View Poll Results: What Linux distro?
RHL 9 8 20.51%
Wait for Fedora stable 6 15.38%
SuSe 12 30.77%
Gentoo 13 33.33%
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Old 11-05-2003, 04:07 PM   #1
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OS Decisions


Since really I have been hangin around here at the forums to pick up tip and tricks before I go installing Linux, my original choice was going RedHat Linux 9, but since the recent changes in their policy (screw you, we are only supporting Enterprise editions - RedHat) either I hafta go Fedora (which is still in test3, right?) or ditch it.

What should I do?:

Stick with RHL 9,
Wait for Fedora stable
Go SuSe 9 (or 8?)
Go Gentoo.

I am begginner/somewhat knowledgable to linux. Just wondering in this situation due from RedHat.
 
Old 11-05-2003, 04:27 PM   #2
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Fedora stable is out already, SUSE costs money, Gentoo is a bitch to install.
so try fedora
 
Old 11-05-2003, 04:31 PM   #3
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I must agree. Why should an open source OS be available for a price. Fedora IS still in test mode, but I think it is better than RedHat 9. It has better customization ability and seems to be less of a headache to install than some of the others. S.U.S.E. is nice, bet why pay when you can get it for free. If you do decide to go with S.U.S.E., it is available as a free download, but it has to be downloaded and installed directly from an FTP server .
 
Old 11-05-2003, 04:33 PM   #4
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Why are those the only options?

But nobody can tell you what to use. Only you know what you want/need.

But in my opinion, if you use Fedora, you're telling RH to FMH
 
Old 11-05-2003, 04:34 PM   #5
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Why not Mandrake?
 
Old 11-05-2003, 04:35 PM   #6
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I personally like mandrake. Of course i am a n00b, maybe thats why.
 
Old 11-05-2003, 04:39 PM   #7
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I agree - Mandrake should pull 75-90% of the RH migration. I'm surprised there's so much questioning. SuSE should pick up most of the rest, and maybe Slack and Gentoo and Debian will snag a few adventurous souls.
 
Old 11-05-2003, 05:19 PM   #8
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Install whatever your comfortable with. Try others when you get a chance, who knows you might like another distro. But your only going to get opinions from us and or each member will tell you to try what they prefer.
 
Old 11-05-2003, 05:29 PM   #9
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Well, Mandrake was originally based off of Red Hat anyway. So it seems like it would be a natural migration.
 
Old 11-05-2003, 05:38 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by lethalinjection
... SUSE costs money, ...
You can install SuSE via ftp for free,
and if you don't d/l ISO's all the others
cost too (marginal in debians case)?

Plus, with the money you'd pay ofr the boxed
version you also get professional support (I
found them quite helpful while I was using
SuSE ... )

Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 11-05-2003, 06:07 PM   #11
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I run Debian, but I have to say that Fedora looks pretty good already.
 
Old 11-05-2003, 08:03 PM   #12
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Definitely Gentoo, well my suggestion anyway.
If you're concerned about installation check this out:
http://glis.sourceforge.net/
but IMO you definitely will learn something if you do the installation yourself.
 
Old 11-05-2003, 08:55 PM   #13
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RHL 9: No! Fedora stable was released today. Get BitTorrent and start downloading it right now!
SuSe: Never used it. It costs money.
Gentoo: My favorite distro. Use it only if you want to have total control, the latest packages, and, above all, if you don't mind waiting for a package to compile.
 
Old 11-05-2003, 09:37 PM   #14
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Quote:
Originally posted by Mirrorball
SuSe: Never used it. It costs money.
/me feels like he's in a buddhist monastry, people repeating the mantra:"SuSE costs money!", true or not ... it just sounds nice.

You can download it for free! :P

Just not as an ISO image.

Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 11-05-2003, 11:03 PM   #15
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suse 9.0 is available in ISO via bittorrent, for free (not directly from suse, but still, it's all over).
 
  


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