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Old 03-28-2005, 04:11 AM   #1
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The Best Linux for Newbie


What do you think, is the best distro for newbie. What distro doesn't have any problems with installing programs on it and etc.


Thanks for answering, paanika.
 
Old 03-28-2005, 04:13 AM   #2
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Here's a subjective question asked often here. Hit the "search" button above and you'll see what I mean..

That said, what's your hardware? SuSE, Mandrake, Fedora and many others are good distros for new Linux users. It all really depends on what you need from your OS.
 
Old 03-28-2005, 07:13 AM   #3
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Re: The Best Linux for Newbie

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Originally posted by paanika
What do you think, is the best distro for newbie. What distro doesn't have any problems with installing programs on it and etc.


Thanks for answering, paanika.
With a question like that, you're lucky that one of the mods hasn't done " a little finger wagging at you". As pointed out by JSpired, it's best to do a search for "which linux" or "which distro" or "best distro for newbie" etc etc, I'm sure you get the idea.

In fact, it may be better for you to download one of the "live" distros like knoppix, because it runs from the CD and doesn't put anything on your hard drive. That way, you get to see what stuff looks like.

Knoppix is a good starting place, because it's got so much stuff on the one disc (vvv clever compression method), the only possibility of a problem I can think of would be if you use an internal modem, of the "winmodem" type, but if you know exactly what model it is, then you can look it up here. Knoppix can config some of them as well.

Maybe that points you in the right direction?

regards

John

p.s. Oh and one of the biggest reasons for searching here, is because if you check this site and you'll get some idea of how many distro's there are to choose from!
 
Old 03-29-2005, 02:35 AM   #4
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As I said in my introduction , there is no such distro as noobs distro. Just read basic stuff first (it will definetly save you some time ), and almost any distro will be fine. Hmm, I really like myth busters on discovery so I will try to bust another myth now: Among noob friendly are 99% rpm distros, and I have never had so much troubles on slack or deb as with rpm dependencys on rpm deb distros, so I would say go with slackware or debian, there are not easier than FC, but from my expereinces more stable, definetly faster and make you learn more in less time. But this is open source wrld so you choose and do what you like that is the beauty of it.
I hope there is nothing wrong if I post these url I find usefull:

http://www.bellevuelinux.org/onlinebooks.html

Anyway have a loads of fun
 
Old 03-29-2005, 02:36 AM   #5
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I meant rpm based distros not deb
 
  


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