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Old 01-27-2002, 09:25 AM   #1
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What Is The Best Linux....


Ok, every n00bs questiong oes into this. What is the best linux to get. And please, don't give me the old "Well it depends on what you want and all that other stuph" (Although it probably does)
I just want to know the OVERALL best + most used linux.

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Old 01-27-2002, 09:35 AM   #2
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please search this forum and read some general reviews for this question. Generally IF someone asks that question then they should use mandrake imho, as it's aimed at fools generally. there IS no best. that's an unavoidable issue. so go on... somone recommend suse, someone recommend slackware and someone recommend redhat... and than the few others stuck in their ways can recommend the pointless obscure ones....
 
Old 01-27-2002, 09:35 AM   #3
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have you searched this forum ? i think this question has been asked about 100 times in the past year.

well what you don't want to hear is, every linux distro can do what all the others do basically. if your a newbie and like tons of apps, with easy to configure GUI tools, go with Mandrake, Redhat or even SuSE.
if you want a challenge, like to configure and edit files manually, go with something like Slackware or Debian.
the best distro you could possibly have though is to do your own LFS, linux from scratch.. you build your own with the basics needed then add whatever you want..

but if you want to go with the most used distro, the most used distro in north america is Redhat, in Europe its SuSE... that might help you narrow down a bit.

but in my opinion there is not a best linux, they all perform the same function, you can take SuSE and customize it to be just like a Redhat install..

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Old 01-27-2002, 09:50 PM   #4
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Talking best linux distro

yes it all depends on preference but i think that slackware is the best that i have used. Red hat is very good for newbies although im still a newbie. when i installed debian i heard it came w/ everythign and it didnt. it didnt even have BitchX. so id prefer slackware its in my opinion the best
 
Old 01-27-2002, 09:51 PM   #5
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yes it all depends on preference but i think that slackware is the best that i have used. Red hat is very good for newbies although im still a newbie. when i installed debian i heard it came w/ everythign and it didnt. it didnt even have BitchX. so id prefer slackware its in my opinion the best


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Old 01-27-2002, 09:58 PM   #6
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SuSE and Mandrake are the two best distro's for newbies and i'm saying this from first hand experience.
 
Old 01-28-2002, 05:25 AM   #7
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I vote to SuSe. But I think Mandrake, Slackware, Red Hat, Debian, etc. may be as good as that. One day I will try them.

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Old 01-28-2002, 07:02 AM   #8
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SuSE and Mandrake are the two best distro's for newbies and i'm saying this from first hand experience.
you've not TRIED anything else with any effort.. fool, and you don't seem to have actauly done anything with them either to know how good they are.
 
  


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