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Old 03-17-2004, 02:27 AM   #1
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reccomend


hi,

what distro do u think a person whos only used windows before should use? (plz dont say redhat as i hate it!!)


thx
James
 
Old 03-17-2004, 02:51 AM   #2
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Mandrake or Suse.
 
Old 03-17-2004, 09:29 AM   #3
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ok thx will try them
 
Old 03-17-2004, 11:44 AM   #4
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I've heard that Xandros is good too, but I've never used it
 
Old 03-17-2004, 12:04 PM   #5
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suse!!! i'm like you..i used windows, learned on windows...and i tried redhat and fedora...but suse was by far the easiest. i hear mandrake is great for new people too, but i've never tried it, so i can suggest suse
 
Old 03-17-2004, 12:13 PM   #6
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don't forget to search this site for "which distro" as this question is asked frequently...you will find numerous verbose threads that will offer lots of opinions...
 
Old 03-17-2004, 01:05 PM   #7
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I don't like distros that make it too easy for windows users. I think a distro like slackware is much better where there are few GUI tools to configure things and the user is thrown in at the deep end to learn how to do everything.
 
Old 03-17-2004, 05:28 PM   #8
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thanks for the replys guys, im going to try suse and if i dont like that ill try slackware and mandrake

thanks again
James
 
Old 03-17-2004, 06:28 PM   #9
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when i first moved from windowx to linux i chose redhat.

i didnt really like it

after a week or two i switched to slackware

so far im happy with slackware.
 
Old 03-17-2004, 10:26 PM   #10
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I've been running Fedora Core 1 on my laptop with no problems. Just ordered Slackware 9.1 and want to install it on a desktop so that will be for serious tinkering. There are some great reviews at this site: http://www.distrowatch.com/
 
Old 03-17-2004, 10:48 PM   #11
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Mandrake.
 
  


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