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Quite some years ago...approximately 6 or 7...a friend of mine was running linux on his machine at home and it got my curiosity from the start. The distro he was running was strictly text-based...no graphics or anything and that is what I am looking for. I haven't spoken to him in years and have no idea where to reach him. I am getting a new pc in a couple of days and would like to run linux alongside windows, but I am more interested in a text based environment than all the bells and whistles of, say, Redhat.
I was reading up on Slackware, but wasn't sure about the interface. I could be totally mistaken and just not know that my friend never ran any programs with graphics. I don't know, but I'm mostly interested in learning the administrative part of the linux/unix environments as I will be going into the networking field.
I use Slack as my main distro and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. It very UNIX like and comes with a lot of text only applications. Debian would also be good, but I don't like the long release periods for stable.
if you are new to linux i would not suggest doing everything in text mode. it would be very difficult for you. Also you do not need to worry about your linux OS being to big. Your hard drive should have plenty of room for winblowz and linux.