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i'm a fresh out of the can newbie. i've heard a lot about linux before but have never actually seen or tried it before. i been looking around for about an hour now and it seems like there is an endless list of versions and variations. i was just wondering if anybody might be able to recommend a good starting point for me. like maybe a good distribution to start with and maybe some good resources. help is greatly appreciated.
First, search this site, especially in the distro forum as this is asked all the time.
Second the best newbie distro you would probably want as most recommend would probably be Mandrake.
Third, read, read and then read as much as you can about it.
If you have the money, i would suggest going to a good book store and picking up a book on linux, most come with a copy of Linux. And like tricky said, I would go with Mandrake or RedHat for a first timer.