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Old 04-29-2007, 10:30 AM   #1
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Question Redhat base and Dedian base linux???


I'm new to linux and I do like what I see about it and so tired of w1ndows. I been looking the internet all over and found that there are two main types of linux(that I found), Redhat base(Fedora) and Dedian base(Ubuntu). I'm not going to ask which one is better but I do like to know the Pro's and Con's between the two bases. Fedora and Ubuntu are just exsamples.

Thanks
 
Old 04-29-2007, 11:16 AM   #2
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There are more than just RedHat and Debian based, although they are the most popular. Check out www.distrowatch.com, which has a plethora of information on distros, or just use the search tool on this site and search for any of the hundreds of people who have already asked your question.
 
Old 04-29-2007, 11:36 AM   #3
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http://www.zegeniestudios.net/ldc/

That should help you get off to a good start...Click on "Take The Test!" and answer the questions as honestly as you can, and check out the distros the test gives back as suggestions. I've found it to be rather accurate (I took it and it named the distro I've used for the past couple of years as well as one I've been interested in checking out (but haven't had the time)).

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Old 04-29-2007, 11:46 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rocket357
http://www.zegeniestudios.net/ldc/

That should help you get off to a good start...Click on "Take The Test!" and answer the questions as honestly as you can, and check out the distros the test gives back as suggestions. I've found it to be rather accurate (I took it and it named the distro I've used for the past couple of years as well as one I've been interested in checking out (but haven't had the time)).

ROFLMAO, that test is bunk.

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Mandriva
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Mandriva Linux (formerly known as Mandrake Linux) was created in 1998 with the goal of making Linux easier to use for everyone. Mandriva offers all the power and stability of Linux to both individuals and professional users in an easy-to-use and pleasant environment.

(This distribution also has a "Live CD" you can use to test the distribution before you install it)


Kubuntu
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Kubuntu is a user friendly operating system based on KDE, the K Desktop Environment. With a predictable 6 month release cycle and part of the Ubuntu project, Kubuntu is the GNU/Linux distribution for everyone.

(This distribution also has a "Live CD" you can use to test the distribution before you install it)


OpenSuSE
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The openSUSE project is a community program sponsored by Novell. Promoting the use of Linux everywhere, this program provides free, easy access to the world's most usable Linux distribution, SUSE Linux. OpenSUSE delivers everything that Linux developers and enthusiasts need to get started with Linux. Hosted at opensuse.org, the project features easy access to builds and releases. It also offers extensive community development programs for open access to the development process used to create SUSE Linux.
i hate mandrake, do not like buntu at all, and even though OpenSuSe is nice i have tried it and do not like it. i personally prefer pure Debian, and now that i have played with Sabayon i like it even better.
 
Old 04-29-2007, 12:29 PM   #5
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The main distros can be grouped like this:

Suse
Red Hat / Fedora
Mandriva/PClinuxOS
Slackware
Debian /Ubuntu /Knoppix /Mepis/Mint
Gentoo / Sabayon

These are just the major ones and there are many, many more to choose from. If you're just starting out, it is generally wise to stick to those listed above because they have a larger community to turn to whenever you need help. If you would like to make your first experience as hassle-free as possible, I would recommend PCLinuxOS, Mepis, Ubuntu, Mint or Sabayon. Ubuntu and Mint are quite closely related so either should be fine. Stay away from Slackware and Gentoo at this time unless you are adventurous and don't mind putting in quite some effort. If you need more information , you can go here:
http://distrowatch.com/

Last edited by jay73; 04-29-2007 at 12:31 PM.
 
Old 04-29-2007, 12:56 PM   #6
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ROFLMAO, that test is bunk.



i hate mandrake, do not like buntu at all, and even though OpenSuSe is nice i have tried it and do not like it. i personally prefer pure Debian, and now that i have played with Sabayon i like it even better.
I never said the test could read your mind =)

The test did a good job with me...I've been using Gentoo for quite some time now, and I've been meaning to check out Slackware. Oddly enough, those are the two distros that the test listed for me. I guess you're not answering honestly, or you're not taking it seriously (which I can't fault you for...I mean, afterall, it's a silly test, right?).

It does accomplish one thing, however, and that's to get newbies started with Linux. And that, afterall, is the point of this thread...
 
Old 04-29-2007, 01:16 PM   #7
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@ nw53: see this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compari..._distributions . Also, it's safe to take off your tin foil hat and say "windows" instead of "w1ndows".

As for a personal suggestion, fetch Ubuntu, try it. Soonly enough a new version of Fedora Core will come out. When that happens, fetch it, try it. Perhaps that will help you make a decision on your own. If you want "original" RedHat/Debian, fetch CentOS (although not original, it will save you the money you'd have to pay for Red Hat Enterprise Linux) and .. well .. Debian.
 
  


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