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Old 10-04-2003, 07:46 PM   #1
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the best user-friendliest Linux distros?


im using mandrake, which i do like and have no problem with. but i just want to know what are the other distro's that are more for the home user.
 
Old 10-04-2003, 07:56 PM   #2
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Red Hat, SuSE, Lycoris....

though mandrake is the best
 
Old 10-04-2003, 07:57 PM   #3
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boy o boy i tried that stupid lycoris...gave me the hell of a time to install...and i didnt even get to finish installing
 
Old 10-04-2003, 08:09 PM   #4
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let me just say this.
i AM a computer profesional, but, mainly a "unix software developer"... not an adminsitrator (well... i wasnt).
i bught the redhat set (abount $39.00 or so).
i put a 6 gig blank disk in a pII, and turned it on....
it did most of the rest (even acks a liitel like "plug and pray")
it simply loaded itself... im not saying anything negative, about any other, since i dont know them, but, that redhat, nearly did everything itself

a few weeks later (and yes, a few grayer hairs (those that still exist)), and im hosting web sites, for 3 friends....
prety neet, i think....
 
Old 10-04-2003, 08:11 PM   #5
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i'd say it's neat but red hat seemed easy for me to install...im trying lycoris out again...i'll be back to post if this time it works
 
Old 10-05-2003, 08:09 AM   #6
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redhat, knoppix, SuSE, jamd
 
Old 10-05-2003, 08:11 AM   #7
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not forgetting Lindows - if you don't mind paying for Linux (and for a warehouse of software that has less than apt-get) and giving over your whole hard drive to it.
 
Old 10-05-2003, 08:58 AM   #8
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Definately SUSE, look for the upcoming 9.0 release!
 
Old 10-05-2003, 09:07 AM   #9
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not forgetting Lindows - if you don't mind paying for Linux (and for a warehouse of software that has less than apt-get) and giving over your whole hard drive to it.
Don't forget running as root all the time
 
Old 10-05-2003, 12:10 PM   #10
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But, in spite of all that, probably the best for extreme newbies who are looking for that Windows look-and-feel. If they want to they can then gradually move - Lindows-->RH/Mandrake/SUSE-->Debian/Slackware-->LFS(?)
 
  


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