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lupusarcanus 11-23-2009 02:10 AM

Slackware, CentOS, Fedora, or Ubuntu? <Virtualization?>
 
Quote:

"You learn Ubuntu, you know Ubuntu. You learn Red Hat, you know Red Hat. You learn Slackware, you know linux"
--Various Websites/Authors
Quote:

"If you want to get a job working with Linux, I suggest you get into RHEL"
--Someone told me this here on LQ
I can almost always figure it out, and I have no fear. But I'm still a :newbie:
I am familiar with Ubuntu, but want to actively pursue better knowledge of Linux (Slackware), and also maybe get a job working with Linux(Fedora or CentOS?) [Can't afford Red Hat paid-for Linux:(]
It's also important to be able to dual-boot with Windows XP:eek:. I don't care how. I don't need a GUI just give me directions. (Ubuntu is obvious).
I fully put all my trust into LQ to give me the right answer. Pretty much majority vote wins, unless really good points are brought up!;)

Should I (It's kinda a vote + reasons why + opinion sorta thing):
1.) Install Slackware, and virtualize CentOS.
2.) Install CentOS/Fedora (just 1), and virtualize Slackware?
3.) Install Ubuntu, and virtualize both?
4.) Install them on different partitions, in a tri-boot scenario.(Slack, CentOS, Windows)
5.) Just Slack
6.) Just CentOS
7.) Just Ubuntu
8.) Something Else (explain).


Say the number of what you think I should do, and give me some incentive to do that. :Pengy:

For Virtualization - Computer Specifications (Acer Aspire One D250):
--1.6 GHz Intel Atom N270
--298 GiB 7200 rpm HDD (Upgraded)
--2 GiB RAM 667 Mhz PC2-5300(Upgraded, max amount possible
--Atheros AR5007EG Wireless
--Atheros AR1832 Ethernet
--FSB = 530.8
--ICH7 Motherboard with integrated GMA950
--10.1 in Screen, 1024x600 Resolution


And most importantly, super-needed, imperative, point-it-out, can't-be-left-out, a most gracious --> THANK YOU!! <-- :hattip:

Tinkster 11-23-2009 02:53 AM

Slackware, of course. And getting virtualisation (which is your poision,
btw?) to play nice can be your first challenge to further growth. ;}

lupusarcanus 11-23-2009 03:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tinkster (Post 3766436)
Slackware, of course. And getting virtualisation (which is your poision,
btw?) to play nice can be your first challenge to further growth. ;}

Oh! I forgot to mention that. I will use Virtualbox OSE (latest version)
I've had it work with WinXP guest on Ubuntu host before.
But XP, when using Adobe CS4 and MS Office simultaneously, is too cumbersome to run as a guest on my limited hardware.
I think I could use another Linux distro as a guest with 1 GB of RAM...
Thanks Tinkster!:D 1 vote Slack Virtualization!:Pengy:

EricTRA 11-23-2009 04:22 AM

My vote goes to Slackware, although I'm a newbie Slacker (only previous server experience without GUI) I'm very impressed and already learned a lot. Definitely go with Slackware and install others virtual.

Kind regards,

Eric

lupusarcanus 11-23-2009 04:25 AM

Thanks for sharing your opinion, Eric.;) Indeed, now, Slack+Virtualbox has 2 votes.:study:

brianL 11-23-2009 04:36 AM

Slackware + VirtualBox (but get the PUEL version, which has USB support).

http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

lupusarcanus 11-23-2009 04:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brianL (Post 3766522)
Slackware + VirtualBox (but get the PUEL version, which has USB support).

http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

Thanks,:) brianL! Slackware+Vbox = 3. All others = 0. Not much competition right now! Keep it up guys:D;)

H_TeXMeX_H 11-23-2009 05:14 AM

I say just slackware, but if you must, then go ahead and virtualize whatever else.

lupusarcanus 11-23-2009 05:19 AM

H_TeXMeX_H, thanks for taking my poll! Two more votes for Slack an count me a Slacker!

creepydarkdeath 11-23-2009 06:45 AM

as far as i got u, u want have a total idea & would like to learn linux! then i will go with slakware....

DragonSlayer48DX 12-01-2009 04:18 AM

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Originally Posted by leopard (Post 3766566)
H_TeXMeX_H, thanks for taking my poll! Two more votes for Slack an count me a Slacker!

OK, so here's the last of those two. :)

Quite frankly, while Ubuntu is a good distro to wean you off Windows, it's not much for learning Linux. I've found CentOS to be nearly as easy, but notably faster, so I voted for installing Slack and virtualizing CentOS.

Cheers

chrism01 12-01-2009 05:22 PM

If you want a paid job in Linux, the most common is Redhat (free version is Centos).
See also OpenSuse.

salemboot 01-18-2010 01:29 PM

8

Install Fedora. Your intent was to get a job utilizing GNU/Linux. Businesses that use GNU/Linux to carry their infrastructure only use RedHat. Fedora is the alpha release of RedHat future releases.

Fedora uses an industry standard packaging tool called RPM. It comes standard with SELinux. Trying it isn't limited to just installing it.

I'd suggest installing Joomla and configuring a portal for a merchant make-believe company. This would look great on your resume and comprise a major entry in your portfolio. Hiring managers look for key-indicators. (RedHat) Fedora, Joomla Web-(Portal), you'd be surprised at how far they'll stretch experience.


Good luck

jefro 01-18-2010 04:16 PM

Get new computer that has enough power to support virtualization. N2'd don't offer vt support.

If you don't mind deleting them then dual boot. You just need more room and ram and processor.

chrism01 01-18-2010 05:01 PM

Redhat & MS signed an agreement to help each other with virtualization http://www.redhat.com/about/news/pra...2009/svvp.html
If you get Centos you'll get the benefit of this...


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