[SOLVED] Slackware, CentOS, Fedora, or Ubuntu? <Virtualization?>
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Slackware, CentOS, Fedora, or Ubuntu? <Virtualization?>
"You learn Ubuntu, you know Ubuntu. You learn Red Hat, you know Red Hat. You learn Slackware, you know linux"
"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
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. 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.
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!! <--
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! 1 vote Slack Virtualization!
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.
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.
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.